Your Old MiniDiscs Could Be Art
The MiniDisc: Technology has been headed steadily downhill since this late 90s innovation.
Still got that MiniDisc player in a drawer somewhere? Now's your chance to see what if it's art, as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (best known by it's delightful acronym SMoCA) is holding a second call for entries in its future exhibition, Rewind Remix Replay: Design, Music and Everyday Experience.
All objects will be reviewed by SMoCA's curatorial staff and Prasad Boradkar, Associate Professor, Industrial Design at Arizona State University and guest curator of the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view at SMoCA from December 19, 2009 to May 23, 2010. SMoCA's Senior Curator Claire Schneider wants visitors to think back to the time when they first fell in love with music and to ask themselves: How did you play your first album, or was it a tape, a CD or an MP3 file? What instruments have you used to make music? Has that changed over the years? Chances are, some of the musical equipment that we all may have stowed away, that might even be an obsolete item by now, could be the perfect addition to the SMoCA exhibition!
The open-call evaluations are Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info here.