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WHAT IS A FAX ART INSTALLATION?
1. It expands the traditional idea of what art is, using the facsimile machine and the telephone to send and receive images.
2. It is a trading of art impulses between artists in different locations in the global electronic art world in the form of visuals: prints, collages, grid format large scale murals, conceptual statements, poetry, socio-political comments and other combinations of text and image.

3. It is an exhibit that consists of simultaneous events occuring in real time in which the interactive communication becomes the artwork as it is transmitted to a collection site.

4. It presents images and texts that are a documentation of a process of visual dialog.
5. It is an installation in a state of flux where form and content develop over a period of time as new fax material is submitted in a tele-meeting between faxers. Signals are emitted into the world for others to find a resonance with their own particular concerns and work, by means of chance and juxtaposition.
6. lt is an exhibit where individual fax pieces may not be striking aesthetically but are the "connecting tissue" that presents a whole world view, with the whole being more important than the parts.
7. It is an event that intermingles human presence with space and time, where creative people meet in data space "between presence and absence".
8. It is an event that can be described as a conversation instead of a monologue. (Roy Ascott, Bristol, England)
9. It is an event where the aesthetics are in the interactions between faxers, since the art objects and artists are absent.
10. It unites creative individuals of an emerging worldwide telematic culture who use current technology in pursuit of a collective imagination.
11. It links multiple authors and artists who become part of a network and cooperate to change and transform the images, as well as presenting multiple views of a selected theme.
12. It presents the aesthetics of communication as a kind of intellectual spirituality for a shared aesthetic consciousness.
13. It presents a tele-art piece that can be described as a living being flowing in the telecommunications space (Carlos Fadon Vicente, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
14. It presents fax art as a mass produced uniqueness!

(Gyorgy Galantai, Budapest, Hungary)