The Pedalto Report: A Journal for Incorporated Art (submissions deadline 8/15/2011)
The term "incorporated art" might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.
With that definition in mind, The Pedalto Report invites contributors to consider literal and conceptual manifestations, antecedents, and related activities of incorporated art for its inaugural edition, to be published in October, 2011. Editorial decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis according to thematic (rather than formal) concerns; essays, reviews, interviews, or historical studies are preferred, but submissions that assume the form of so-called creative writing will also be considered. There are no length requirements; however, for this inaugural "report," the editors would prefer contributions that fall within the range of 2,000-5,000 words. The following questions are provided as provocations; submissions might address these queries, or use them to generate new questions, issues, artists, and topics for discussion under the rubric of "incorporated art":
• Must incorporated art be practiced as collaboration, or can sole-proprietorships be works of incorporated art?
• Are works of incorporated art necessarily service-oriented?
• Is an archive a work of incorporated art in and of itself? Is an archive a perquisite for a work of incorporated art?
• How do oft-discussed artists and thinkers such as Guy DeBord, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, etc., fit into the discussion of incorporated art? How might Acéphale, the name of George Bataille's secret society, as well as its journal, shape present and future discussions of incorporated art?
• What is the significance of intentionality in incorporated art?
Please submit manuscripts electronically, in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf), to Ramsey Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15, 2011. Inquiries and proposals may be directed to the same address.
In October, 2011, members of the editorial team will be attending CIncArt—the Convention on Incorporated Art—in Dallas, TX, managing a conventioneer's booth for, and celebrating publication of, The Pedalto Report.