Call for Artworks: EXPRESSIVE 2015, “IDEA CHAIN” – Extended Deadline

Extended Deadline (submissions are due on May 15th)

The theme for the Expressive 2015 Call for Artworks is Idea Chain. In 1969, the artist Sol LeWitt published his Sentences on Conceptual Art, a series of statements that define the conceptual in contrast to the rational, and which explore differences between concepts and ideas. LeWitt, through this list of 35 sentences, describes the presentation of artworks as creating a kind of invisible conversation between artists, noting that “The words of one artist to another may induce an idea chain, if they share the same concept”, and further, that this induction is perhaps inevitable: “The process is mechanical and should not be tampered with. It should run its course.”

We invite artists to create works that reflect upon, or perhaps that challenge, the relation between the computational and the conceptual, to “run the course” of this dialogic process between the creative artists and computer scientists who will be present at Expressive 2015. This yearExpressive 2015 will host an installation gallery for artworks and demonstration projects where artist installations and computational demonstrations will be featured side-by-side. Accepted artists will be invited to present their work through a panel discussion or short oral presentations within the mainExpressive 2015 conference, to be held at Koç University Incubation Center in downtown Istanbul, Turkey on June 20th through June 22nd.

To submit an artwork, provide links to examples of the work, a short write-up describing the work and its relation to the theme of the call of entries (~2 pages), and details about the size and equipment needed for the installation. Interactive works as well as screen based works are encouraged, but we are open to any medium that explores topics related to the Expressive 2015 conference (Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering). Please email the Arts Chairs at and, and use the subject line “Expressive’15: Idea Chain” when submitting your materials. Submission are due by May 15th, 2015.

Angus Forbes and Anıl Çamcı, Expressive 2015 Arts Chairs

Expressive is the fusion of originally three symposia that revolve around expressive aspects of computer graphics:

Computational Aesthetics (CAe) bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts. It brings together individuals with technical experience of developing computer-based tools to solve aesthetic problems and people with artistic/design backgrounds who use these new tools.

Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR) refers to computational techniques for visual communication. Such techniques usually generate imagery and motion which is expressive, rather than photorealistic, although they may incorporate realistic elements.

Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM) provides a unique venue for researchers, students and practitioners interested in sketch-based techniques to interact with one another, share lessons learned, show new results and discuss open issues.