Call for Artworks

The theme for the Expressive 2015 Call for Artworks is Idea Chain. In 1969, the artist Sol LeWitt published his Sentences on Conceptual Art, a series of statements that define the conceptual in contrast to the rational, and which explore differences between concepts and ideas. LeWitt, through this list of 35 sentences, describes the presentation of artworks as creating a kind of invisible conversation between artists, noting that “The words of one artist to another may induce an idea chain, if they share the same concept”, and further, that this induction is perhaps inevitable: “The process is mechanical and should not be tampered with. It should run its course.”

We invite artists to create works that reflect upon, or perhaps that challenge, the relation between the computational and the conceptual, to “run the course” of this dialogic process between the creative artists and computer scientists who will be present at Expressive 2015. This year Expressive 2015 will host an installation gallery for artworks and demonstration projects where artist installations and computational demonstrations will be featured side-by-side. Accepted artists will be invited to present their work through a panel discussion or short oral presentations within the main Expressive 2015 conference, to be held at Koç University Incubation Center on the Koç University Şişli campus in downtown Istanbul, Turkey on June 20th through June 22nd.

To submit an artwork, provide links to examples of the work, a short write-up describing the work and its relation to the theme of the call of entries (~2 pages), and details about the size and equipment needed for the installation. Interactive works as well as screen based works are encouraged, but we are open to any medium that explores topics related to the Expressive 2015 conferences (Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering). Please email the Arts Chairs at and, and use the subject line “Expressive’15: Idea Chain” when submitting your materials. Submission are due by May 15th, 2015 (extended).

Angus Forbes and Anil Camci, Expressive 2015 Arts Chairs