terça-feira, 5 de março de 2013


AGAINST LETHE:  a mail art project by Les Yper Yper for the 5th ICTVC, Nicosia, Cyprus, 4-12 June 2013.

Call for submissions  
In the framework of the 5th ICTVC , Les Yper Yper invite creative people from all over the worldto submit ORIGINAL mail artwork relevant to the conference theme “Against lethe”.
Social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues that affect us all demand a new way of thinking. However, as we look forward we should not forget the lessons of the past. What has been the role of visual language against forgetting till now and what may happen in the future?

ICTVC ( http://www.ictvc.org ) is established worldwide as a major event that explores the world of typography and visual communication. Since its inception in 2002, people from diverse fields and different disciplines with a passion for visual language research, education and practice, contribute to the conference.
ICTVC attracts speakers and delegates on an international scale, and from a wide range of disciplines related to typography and design. The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference.

Les Yper Yper (http://lesyperyper.com ) is a physical/conceptual habitat populated by a group of creatives active in the full range of visual/sonic arts, practice and applications. Parallel to its main activities, Les Yper Yper is hosting exhibitions, events, screenings, installations as well as seminars and workshops. It is located in downtown Thessaloniki, Greece, and its doors are open to the public.

All techniques may be employed, provided that the holders are able to be mailed (printmaking, rubber stamps, postcards, art stamps, visual poetry, stickers, collage, poetry, textile, photo, painting, original drawing, mixed media, or a short story created by you...).
The address, stamp and postmark must always be applied directly onto the work.

FORMAT: free

All works received shall be submitted to a selection process by a jury composed of ICTVC and LYY members.
No prizes will be awarded; however, the ten highest ranking submissions by students will qualify for free tickets to the full ICTVC schedule in June (workshops, events and the main conference). Successful entrants shall be notified via e-mail.

- The works submitted will not be returned and become the collection of the Les Yper Yper archive.
- No work will be for sale but may be exhibited from time to time in public galleries to promote cultural awareness.
- You may submit a maximum of 2 works.
- Participants should provide their full name, address, nationality, email, and website, if available.

EXHIBITION: All works will be exhibited  a) in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of the 5th ICTVC, b) at the Les Yper Yper gallery, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and c) at the Margaris Foundation Gallery in Amfilochia, Greece, starting in May 2013. The exhibition might also be held in other cities in Cyprus, Greece, and in places abroad.

DOCUMENTATION: To all participants.

The organization will produce a publication with all mail art received and a participants’ list.
Moreover, an online gallery will be conceived for the project and the exact location will be announced at a later stage.

Documentation will include your complete name and the colour reproduction of at least one of your works.

All participants must agree to the reproduction of their work in printed brochures or other material produced for educational purposes.

All entries must be submitted through the Post Office.
To facilitate the online gallery publication, please send by e-mail an image of the work (high quality, 300dpi jpeg) as well as of the envelope and/or the shipping package in case they constitute part of the artwork, to: 

The printed version will be sent selectively to various libraries, institutes, galleries and the pdf version will be available on the internet for free.

DEADLINE for submission of works: 15 May 2013

Submissions to:

Les Yper Yper
Georgiou Stavrou 4
54623 Thessaloniki, Greece


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