Tuesday, July 25, 2006

chad city


I created this piece I call 'chad city' for an exhibit that runs from July 28 - September 17, 2006 called "Do not Fold, Bend, Spindle or Mutilate: Computer Punch Card Art."
It's a punch card exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
All art was created on the punch cards that were sent to participating artists...If anyone sees the exhibit, let me know. I don't think I'm heading that way anytime soon.
Here is the link to view the entire exhibit. It's so unique...check it out...
I'm on page 2
Washington Pavilion Punchcard exhibit

11 comments:

~jolene said...

Angela,
SO creative! Love the "feel" of the piece. When I first saw it, it gave me a 'island grass' sense...and then the stark contrast of Punch City. SoCool!

I attempted an image transfer of "PUNCH & Judy" on my entry and it got messed up :( And as you know, we were only allowed ONE punch card! Bummer in the summer!

If anyone informs you of a link to other entries please share here if possible?

I would love to see more creative challenges like this that we can all participate in.

Anonymous said...

Very creative, thanks for sharing. Some other artists also have posted their submissions on-line such as: this and another from a site showing the Front and the Back

And below is some general exhibit info from South Dakota Arts excerpted here:

"The computer punch cards used in this exhibit were made 35 years ago but have never been punched. To organize this exhibition of punch card art, the Visual Arts Center mailed approximately one thousand punch cards to a wide selection of artists and cultural figures from around the country and abroad. They were instructed to create artworks using the punch cards and to return their artistic creations to the Visual Arts Center in an enclosed envelope. They were free to write, paint, draw, cut, print, or do whatever they wished with the punch card in direct contradiction to the punch card’s traditional dire warning --- “Do not fold, bend, spindle or mutilate.”

At the time of this release over 350 artistically manipulated punch cards had been received. The exhibit will be on display through September 17 in the Visual Arts Center."

-j

Anonymous said...

Hello from Sioux Falls, South Dakota! I plan on attending the opening reception of the exhibit tomorrow night, so I will let all of you know how it goes! If you ever get to Sioux Falls, SD, please stop and see the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences...it is truly a jewel in our "somewhat small" city! I loved seeing your piece, Angela. It is awesome. It's great to see the others connected on here, too! Great idea! Bev Hammrich

~jolene said...

Anonymous -j.,
How ya doin'? I have dubbed you the Research Guru :) Thanks so much for sharing with us A/C Bloggers, I would not have known where to begin to find the other artists participating!

And Bev - looking forward to your first hand account of the exhibit! I used to have a slew of family in SD, maybe even a few I don't know about ;-) Ever run into the Mamola clan there? If so, run the other way! KIDDING! (sort of!).

Anonymous said...

Hi, there! The exhibit/reception tonight was fabulous!!! It was so much more than I expected!! I wish you could visit, and see it yourself. The online visual tour is great, too...check it out!
http://www.washingtonpavilion.org/VisualArtsCenter/Collections/punchcard.cfm

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtonpavilion.org/VisualArtsCenter/Collections/punchcard.cfm

Bev said...

The exhibit/opening reception tonight was awesome! The exhibit is even more than I expected it to be! WOW! I hope you get a chance to view the virtual tour online. ENJOY!
Bev

Bev said...

Jolene,
I haven't met any of the Mamola family! I will be on the lookout for them! It was nice to have you mention your connection to South Dakota. The show is wonderful! It was so exciting to be part of the opening tonight.
Bev

~jolene said...

Bev, how NICE & how THOUGHTFUL of you to post the link to the online gallery for us. Thank you!

I was able to view a large image of your work and Angela's :)

Kudo's to both of you!

The many and varied creative processes were such FUN to view.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jolene for the comments and to Bev for the gallery link. I used to punch similar cards in computer programming class nearly 30 years ago...my how times have changed! (We had to be careful not to have any hanging chads!) (lol)

In case anyone missed the linked gallery's "Select punchcard style" pick box, there are actually 3 sets of cards:

Horizontal Style (Angela's is on horizontal style)

Vertical Style

Other Style

And each style type can have several pages to click through. I certainly enjoyed Angela's and the others as well...Very creative...The beauty of the art helps to wipe away my nightmare of punching hundreds of those cards during college! (lol)
;-)
-j

J Roberts said...

Angela,
A Big Thanks for introducing me to the world of altered art. Just recieved the new issue of Somerset Home and it is amazing! So many ideas so little time! This will be the first thing packed when I leave for a two day photo workshop next week in Vermont. Two full days of nothing but art and beautiful scenery, lucky me!