Subject : The virtual mine
Date : 2001/05/15
we want to thank you for taking part in the project "Gegenort - The Virtual
As you propably know the deadline for installation-proposals for the containers
in Gegenort is coming up. The 15th of may ! Some of you have only entered there
names, but the concepts and images are still missing. We want to remind you to
include them in your online submissions. In case you encounter any problems
please send them by e-mail.
For everyone else: If you want to include more images, or links (to your audio
files, video files, or your webpages) in your submission you can still do so
until the 15th of may.
After this date your pages will be locked. Still the virtual mine stays open to
everybody who wants to present their ideas. All the concepts submitted after
the deadline and all concepts that are not chosen for the installation in the
containers will still be included in the exhibition in the main hall in four
1. As text to speech sound - installations.
2. As prints on the wall.
3. Images-, video- sound-sequences can be shown via videoprojectors.
4. The webpages of the participants will be presented online in several
computers in the main hall.
Details will be discussed with you after the selections have been made.
After we have decided which concepts have been chosen for the installations,
all pages will be unlocked again except for the ten submissions that will be
realized. You can keep on using The Virtual Mine as a forum to present your
The Virtual Mine will continue indefinitely as a portal for artists and the
ideas they want to publish. It will stay absolutely free of charge and you are
the masters of your pages in the mine-site. The webspace for the users will be
increased in future. You will have about 5 MB for each web-presentation.
One part of the mine will be established as a community. We also intend to
establish the real space exhibition as a regular event in changing locations.
On of our concerns is to promote the open dialogue between artist.
We hope that you will use The Virtual Mine as a forum to present and discuss
You can use the Newsforum for messages, contacts and other forms of
If you have any questions, please contact us any time,
with best regards, the virtual miners.