|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)