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Art Without Limits: Farther Regions – Curated by Carson Murdach
April 22 – May 4, 2014
An artist’s practice can be limited by deadlines, workspace, resources, technology, and, most frustratingly, money. What if an artist was presented with the possibility to create a work of art without limitations? What if an artist had all the financial backing, equipment, materials, and experienced technicians ready to take direction and create his or her vision? What if the creation wasn’t even limited by the fact that they live on Earth, in the year 2013, or subjected to the laws physics, as we currently understand them?
This show explores what is possible for artists free from run-of-the-mill practical and economic constraints, and by the limitations of natural laws, moral codes, and current technologies. In this experiment, artists have resources to execute their dream-projects and the ability to build it anywhere in the Universe! For example, an earthwork on the Moon, or electrifying phosphorescent jellyfish to convey a message in the Pacific Ocean. Unbound by the physical realities of the here and now, the sky is not the limit! Art Without Limits: Farther Regions asks what does an artist do when a blank canvas stretches the entire length of the universe?
Art Without limits: Farther Regions began as a public call for proposals. The invitation was spread by posts on over 50 national and international art commission websites, artist resource sites such as College Art Association and WooLoo.com, Craigslist Classifieds, Sculpture Magazine, and old-fashion word of mouth. Proposals came from 4 continents and 19 U.S. states. Displayed here are 16 conceptions that captured the essence of Art Without Limits.
Vanessa N. De Zorzi
Caleb Scott Prewitt
Daniel Brandt Shay
Strijdom van der Merwe
The Texas Tech University School of Art Serial Experiments in Artist-Curated Micro-Exhibitions presents Art Without Limits : Farther Regions Curated by Carson Murdach in collaboration with Earthbound Moon.
Artists can get discouraged and their art-making interrupted by practicalities like deadlines, proper studio space, available resources, technology and the biggest heartbreak of all; not enough money. What if an artist was presented with the possibility to create a work of art without these limitations? What if that artist had financial backing, equipment, materials, manpower and experienced technicians ready to take direction and create their vision? What if that artist’s work wasn’t limited by the fact that they live on the planet, Earth, in the year 2014 and are subjected to physical laws?
Art Without Limits: Farther Regions explores what is possible for artists when they are released from practical, economical and physical constraints. What can be accomplished without limitations of natural laws, moral codes or current technologies? Art Without Limits will give artists resources to execute their dream-projects. Artists often create work that is determined by the walls around them. Art making is often a problem that needs to be solved. We would like to solve that problem. You can create art anywhere in the Universe! Show us your gallery inside of a volcano, your sculpture on top of the Great Pyramids,float your work on top of the largest storm in the solar system or Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Unbound by the physical realities of the here and now, the sky is not your limit!
Earthbound Moon seeks proposals from around the world for fantastically imaginative and absurdly inventive site oriented artworks. You have artistic immunity; you have every resource you need. Indulge us!
Proposals will be exhibited in April 2014 at Texas Tech University.
The requirements of the Artist proposal are outlined simply as:
- Rendering of the theoretical artwork.
- Return envelope with return postage
- Description of the artwork that can be as long or as short as the artist wishes.
No entry fee.
Deadline March 24, 2014
Please send Proposals to:
Art Without Limits ℅ Carson Murdach
1627 Marion St. NW #2
Washington, DC 20001
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Works will not be returned without stamped return envelope.