Sunday, November 2, 2008

NEXUS/foundation for today's art in Philadelphia, in conjunction with The Hacktory, is seeking submissions for "Unintended Uses," an exhibition of hacked and repurposed materials scheduled for February 12 through March 6, 2009. Artists and makers working with electronics, video, robotics, and other new media, and particularly those who reside on the East Coast, are encouraged to submit work for review.

"Whatever code we hack, be it programming language, poetic language,
math or music, curves or colourings, we create the possibility of new
things entering the world. Not always great things, or even good
things, but new things. In art, in science, in philosophy and culture,
in any production of knowledge where data can be gathered, where
information can be extracted from it, and where in that information
new possibilities for the world are produced, there are hackers
hacking the new out of the old. While hackers create these new worlds,
we do not possess them. That which we create is mortgaged to others,
and to the interests of others, to states and corporations who control
the means for making worlds we alone discover. We do not own what we
produce - it owns us."
-- from "A Hacker Manifesto" by McKenzie Wark

Deadline: December 1, 2008 by 11:59 PM
Notification: On or around December 15, 2008
Submissions via E-MAIL ONLY

Required content of your E-mail submission:

• Contact information, including name, E-mail address, physical address, and phone number
• Statement of no more than 250 words about your work or practice
• Links to online portfolios, slideshows, or videos representing the work being submitted

You may link to work on YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, or any other online resource.

E-MAIL your submission to

For more information, contact or visit

Established in 1975, NEXUS/foundation for today's art is an artist-run, non-profit gallery space dedicated to supporting local emerging and experimental artists engaged in new art practices. NEXUS presents challenging, innovative, and compelling exhibitions of contemporary art that stimulate creative thought and dialog among the public, increasing awareness of the meanings and methods behind today's art.
The Hacktory, a project incubated by Nonprofit Technology Resources, promotes the use of technology in the arts through classes, community events, shared facilities and equipment, an artist-in-residence program, art and technology promotion, and materials exchange. For more information about The Hacktory, please visit

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