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LEA Gallery Special: Global Crossings (GX)

Guest Curators: Dennis Summers and Choy Kok Kee



The Leonardo Electronic Almanac Gallery


is inviting submissions in conjunction with the Leonardo Global Crossings Initiative.

The Gallery is looking to make visible the work of international artists, professionals and scholars who live and work in a wide varietyof situations where access to established venues for exhibition, display and publication islimited. Difficulty of access may be attributed to cultural, geographic, ethnic, institutional or disciplinary diversity, or issues related to the North/South divide, age, gender, etc. Throughthis Gallery we seek to showcase little-known work in the art-science-technology field and to counter the natural tendency of networks to be inward looking, thus reinforcing established points of view.

We are looking for work that considers the global earth in some fashion or another. It can be workthat addresses global social, political economic, spiritual, etc. issues. It can be work thatphysically or metaphorically lies in multiple locations on the planet, it can be work that may have personal relationships to multiple locations on the planet. Or anything else that loosely falls along the concept of being "global" in nature.

LEA encourages international artists/academics/researchers/students to submit theirproposals for consideration. We particularly encourage young authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals.


Create a single web page, in any common format that either documents the work or actually is the work. As long as it is only one page, the work can take any form. Try to avoid pages that requirespecial or unusual plugins. Keep in mind that many parts of the world do not have high-speed Internet access.


Zip all necessary files into a folder named after the contributing artist. Send as an attachment to or if necessary, provide ftp instructions. In a separate attachment include:


300 word abstract /synopsis /description of work

-- A brief author biography/resume

-- Any related URLs

-- Contact details

In the subject heading of the email message write “Name of Artist: LEA Global Crossings – Date Submitted”.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2004

Please send proposals or queries to: Dennis Summers/Choy Kok Kee


Nisar Keshvani

LEA Editor-in-Chief

What is the Global Crossings (GX) Initiaitve?

This initiative is part of the Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) Global Crossings (GX) Project. GX is committed to identifying and showcasing the work of international artists, professionals, and scholars from outside North America and Europe. Leonardo/ISAST has initiated this policy to reach out to diverse cultural and globalcommunities to overcome the considerable natural barriers that prevent trans-cultural collaboration in the emerging art-science-technology field. This initiative is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, New York. Leonardo/ISAST, a leading international scholarly and professional network, has for 35 years been an advocate of new creative practices, documenting and promoting innovative work through its publications and projects. Info: