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December 06, 2006

r4wB!t5 micro.Fest PRESENTS



[ (A) r4wB!t5 micro.Fest PRESENTS ] ][]P3|\|.|=r@/\/\3.\/\/()r|<][ AKA 0P3NFR4M3W0RK AKA Open Frame Work :: [ @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville TN .US opening 2007.01.05 ] [ as a component of the Distribution Religion Exhibition ] [ 1rst DEADLINE == 2007.01.04 ] [ 2nd DEADLINE == 2007.02.04 ]

][]P3|\|.|=r@/\/\3.\/\/()r|<][ AKA 0P3NFR4M3W0RK AKA Open Frame Work is an open archive of dirty new media + digital still art exhibited as an aspect of the 2007.01.05 (A) r4wB!t5 micro.Fest to be held @ The Art Gallery of Knoxville in the Distribution Religion exhibition. 0P3NFR4M3W0RK is an open DIY digital art exhibition ware every artist will receive equal time (length of event divided by number of participants) in the display of their digital art [works/worlds]. ][] P3|\|.|=r@/\/\3.\/\/()r|<][ is potentially the interweb's, dataspheres' ++ world's largest open exhibition of digital art. all work submitted w/the following conditions will be displayed in the The Art Gallery of Knoxville + will be listed as work shown in the 2007.01.05 (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest. the current Open Frame Work will include all materials submitted to the previous instances, i.e. from the 2005.08.27 (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest @ Alterspace in Chicago IL .US + will be including in the ongoing (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest.


send images via email, attaching your *.ANSII, *.BMP, *.BUM, *.CLP, *.CUR, *.EPS, *.GIF, *.ICNS, *.ICO, *.JIF, *.JPG, *.JP2, *.PDB, *.PDF, *.PICT, *.PSD, *.PNG, *.RAW, *.RSRC, *.SVG, *.SGI, *.SUN, *.TIFF, *.YUV, *.X-FACE, etc files to:


or via Flickr, by uploading + then tagging your images w/the "0P3NFR4M3W0RK" tag:


or via bookmarking the images that are already online using del.icio.us + then tagging your images w/the "0P3NFR4M3W0RK" tag:


or by uploading your data directly:


(A) r4wB!t5 organizers will harvest files from these interwebbed locations 11:59 PM on 2007.01.0+ EVERY IMAGE (AKA ALL DATA SUBMITTED!) WILL BE SHOWN IN THIS EVENT.

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(A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest in Knoxville TN .US is an open collaborative aspect of the "Distribution Religion" exhibition at The Art Gallery of Knoxville. (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest is being organized around themes of sharing, systems of {exchange|distribution} + creating crossroads of digital punk, blues musics + freak folktronics as forms of protest + resistance to current socio-economic situations + political contingencies.

on the night of 2007.01.05 The Distribution Religion exhibition will open at The Art Gallery of Knoxville + will include the r4WB1t5 projects Open Frame Work + Radio Play Back Boom Boxor. these ongoing components of (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest feature artists from around the earth-planet.

simultaneously, (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest will occur @ The Pilot Light in Knoxville TN .US, across the tracks from The Art Gallery of Knoxville. the (A) 2007.01.05 r4WB1t5 micro.Fest @ The Pilot Light will feature a folksonema screening, open source artware distribution + realtime audio + video performances by r4WB1t5 participants from Knoxville, Chicago + beyond. a live data stream will also connect these physical-virtual spacestations across the global wide interweb.

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(A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fests are international, decentralized, self-organized + independent instantiated situations of raw bits of digital art + dirty new media. (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest is itself an open platform or framework for creating these events in alternative + conversational contexts such as bars, basements, art spaces, apartments, galleries, etc... (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fest extends out of + feeds back into DaDaist, Situationist, Fluxist, punk, digital art + New Media theories + practices... (A) r4WB1t5 micro.Fests are always free + open collaborative projects, available to anyone interested in self-organizing Digital Arts + dirty New Media.



folksonema is a bi-weekly screening evnt @ the flowershop (2159 w 21st pl, chicago il), inspired by the `][]P3|\|.|=r@/\/\3.\/\/()r|<][ (aka open frame work)` program developed by jon.satrom for r4wb1t5 2005.08.27. every two weeks, jake elliott propagates information about a certain tag to use (ie “ravepartyinaspaceship” or “thatrobotatemysandwich”) on sites like youtube, del.icio.us, flickr, etc. for each screening, jake elliott scrapes the tagged media (images, mp3’s, exe’s, videos, web pages, txt’s, etc.) from those sites && screens them in the greenhouse of the flowershop, a space inhabited by various artists, projects && public initiatives.

folksonema == folk + taxonomy + cinema



The Art Gallery of Knoxville is a new experimental space, dedicated to the discussion of emerging Art. Located in Knoxville Tennessee, the Gallery coordinates the exhibition + publication of work in all media. Project proposals may extend from all disciplines. Regular performances + events include avant-garde + experimental music, video screenings (every Wednesday night at 7 PM), + public discussions of contemporary artists. Exhibits change monthly. Open Submissions Accepted.

The Art Gallery of Knoxville
317 N Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday (2 PM - 9 PM)


since may 2000: knoxville's home for experimental and independent musics, film, and performance. we've hosted well over 1500 different local, national, and international bands (many of them multiple times) since inception. all volunteer. we are bringing it here for you. come find a new favorite band.

Pilot Light
106 E Jackson Ave - Knoxville, TN 37915

Posted by jo at December 6, 2006 09:19 AM