Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 11:21:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shubhojoy Mitra <submitra@rocketmail.com>
Subject: Good news from Calcutta front!
To: pygoya@pixi.com
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Hello Rodney,

First, a thousand apologies for not being in touch for
a while. I got caught up in more and more extra work.
And then there was a sort of flood in a small
scale(waterlogged streets after heavy seasonal
downpour) last week in Calcutta which upset our
already tight work schedule for a couple of days.

The GOOD NEWS is that I met Mrs. Bhagat of Oxford Book
Store at last on the third attempt and got the chance
to tell her about our plans of the Millenium digital
art exhibition in brief. She replied that Oxford
*does* encourage alternate art and agreed in principle
to hold the show.

I have handed over the docs you sent me along with the
links for reference to her. She asked me to meet her
again next Monday at noon to review further details
before she makes a committment.

I have already given her a short introduction about
you as a pioneer in digital art and also mentioned our
intentions to hold a simultaneous seminar on digital
art (Larry Lovett) and Katy Sabo's presentation on
behalf of her company. She agreed that would be a good
idea too.

Although she has not committed anything, she seems to
be positively interested. She has requested me to give
her a full project proposal on Monday when she sits
with me to review the material I have already handed
over to her. I expect she will have already gone
through most of it (your intro by Lovett,
lastplace.com, etc.) when I meet her next and she will
probably ask me a few questions about art or our
proposed exhibition.

I also mentioned that you'd be delighted to write to
her directly regarding the show. So, could you send
her an introductory mail asap? After I send you this
mail, I am going to send a thank you note to Mrs.
Bhagat including the exhibition plans, Yogi's effort
at Bombay (I mentioned that the Bombay show has
already been fixed during December), etc. Will send a
Bcc: to you too.

As for the date, I told her that we had tentatively
decided on January for Calcutta. At any rate, you
would be coming during that time of the year to India.
So it's got to be then ... or early in December before
the Bombay show. I leave that to you to decide. Of
course, Mrs. Bhagat has to confirm the date too.

Oxford would be just the right place to inaugurate the
show. Right in the central district of the city: Park
Street is one Calcutta's most well-known roads. And
the local press would lap it up if we can get the word
round a couple of weeks in advance. I have some
contacts in the press from my brief stint as
catoonist/illustrator/journalist couple of years back.
Besides, Oxford also does a lot of publicity work for
their shows.

I did not get the chance to mention your plan to
donate the Giclee print. Will do so in the mail.

Well, what do you think? This should work out well!!!

Here's Mrs. Bhagat's contact details:

Maina Bhagat
e-mail: "mainab_oxford@hotmail.com"

CONSULTANT
OXFORD bookstore - gallery
17 Park Street, Calcutta 700 016

Until later,
regards,
Shubho


 

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:34:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shubhojoy Mitra <submitra@rocketmail.com>
Subject: The First International Digital Art Show of the Millenium
To: mainab_oxford@hotmail.com
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Dear Mrs. Bhagat,

Thank you for your interest in the proposed exhibiton
of digital art. I am writing on behalf of a group of
digital artists from Australia, Canada, India, Taiwan,
U.S.A and Yugoslovakia who have been collaborating
across the continents in their pursuit of a relatively
new and tremendously exciting art form: digital
painting.

To add further information about our plans regarding
the digital art show, which we plan to call "The first
International Digital Art Show of the Millenium", I am
sending you this project proposal for your
consideration before meeting you next Monday.
Meanwhile, Dr. Rodney Chang, the main organizer of the
show, will send you an introductory e-mail shortly.

As you must be surely aware that the digital
revolution has touched the lives of many artists
worldwide, we would like your help in organizing this
exhibition of digital art as a part of our effort to
popularize this new and exciting form of creative
expression among artists as well as the general public
in our country.

Very few people in our country are aware that
computers are being used as a major, if not the
primary tool by many painters. While it is true that
most professional designers rely solely on computer
generated artwork for both traditional and electronic
media, the majority of our country's talented artists
are not aware of the potential of computers and
graphic software tools for aesthetic pursuits.

Only a few well-known artists who are already
renowned for their distinct fusion of traditional
Indian art and the modern reality of the subcontinent
have experimented with computer-generated images. But,
by and large, the artistically inclined do not think
that computers have anything to with painting or
sculpture or are simply not aware of the technological
advancements which could, to borrow from the popular
slogan, unleash their creativity as never before.

Therefore we believe that it will surely be a very
rewarding experience to see Indian artists seriously
make use of digital tools in the future. For sometime
now, digital artists from many countries have been in
touch with each other thanks to the Internet, and in
during their meaningful exchange of ideas and thoughts
across the continents, realized that time is ripe for
holding an art exhibition exclusively dedicated to
digital art in India. Orginally the idea was proposed
by Pygoya (Dr. Rodney Chang) from Hawaii that a
Millenium Art Show on digital creations could be a
step towards the right direction. Now the group
comprises of artists from U.S.A, Canada, Yugoslovakia,
Australia and Taiwan who are willing to travel to
India to hold the exhibition in December 1999 or
January 2000. The proposed exhibition could shift its
venue from one city to another after a couple of
weeks.

Katy Sabo, director of Maui Giclee fine arts
publishing company (ArtistsofHawaii.com) which
specializes in high quality Giclee art prints,
proposes to hold a session of talks concurrently with
the art exhibition on how printing technology can be
used by digital artists for printing their work. Along
with it, Larry Lovett, MSEd from Columbia University,
New York and the first digital artist from Hawaii
wishes to deliver a lecture on "History of Digital Art
in America", a subject which will surely be a great
eye-opener for our artistic community and art
connoiseurs. We feel that these events will be covered
by the press as the first of its kind in the country
and could be the catalyst for bringing about a change
of outlook among people about the use of digital
tools, particularly in fields of art education,
graphic arts and usage of the latest graphic software,
hardware and the resources of the Internet.

As a part of our combined effort, my role is to help
in co-ordinating the events in Calcutta as Yogesh
Chopra is doing the same in Bombay. Naturally, one of
the first places I could think of for a show of this
kind to be held in Calcutta was Oxford, and therefore
I thought it would be best to seek your help and
guidance in matter.

Given below are some details regarding the exhibiton
and associated events:

1) Main exhibition inaugural at the gallery with press
coverage. Pygoya (Dr. Rodney Chang) wishes to gift two
Giclee prints from his digital work, one each to the
two galleries hosting the show in Calcutta and Mumbai
for their permanent collection on that occassion.

2) Talk on "History of Digtal Art" by Larry Lovett.

3) Presentation by Katy Sabo on Giclee e-prints on
behalf of her company, Maui Giclee.

4) Concurrent digital exhibition on the Internet. As a
web-designer, I will collaborate with Yogi Chopra to
create an exclusive website for the show which will be
online during the exhibiton period and also in the
future. Coverage of the events at the galleries and
talks can also be reported online during that period.

Thank you once again for your enthusiastic response to
our initial proposal. Please feel free to correspond
with me, or Dr. Rodney Chang ("pygoya@pixi.com") at
Hawaii should you need any clarifications before next
Monday. I look forward to meet you next week for
further discussions.

Regards,

Yours faithfully,
Shubhojoy Mitra

digital artist and graphic/web designer
project leader media-software.com


shubho@satyam.net
shubhojoy@netscape.net

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 15:27:43 -1000
From: Pygoya <pygoya@pixi.com>
Reply-To: pygoya@pixi.com
Organization: http://www.lastplace.com
To: cyberstaff@lastplace.com
Subject: [Fwd: Greetings from Hawaii]
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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 15:27:17 -1000
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Dear Mrs. Bhagat,

I am writing on behalf of my Indian colleagues, Shubhojoy Mitra and Yogi
Copra, to support their efforts to organize India's first international
art exhibition for digital art.

For the past two years I have actively managed Truly Virtual Web Art
Museum on the Internet to promote my work, the medium of digital art and
the establishment of a global visual arts online cyberculture.

As part of this task I have searched the Internet for outstanding
digital artists' works to be invited/curated into my museum's "online
permanent collection." Of course there is so much choice from the West
but also from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. Digital art is
indeed a world phenomenom destined to be the major art form of the new
millenium.

I was surprise that, after several months of searching for representaive
Indian digital art for the museum, I was able only to locate my two
above friends' Web sites. To me, they are important digital artists,
with the foresight and means, to have already arrived on the global art
stage.

I believe that will someday their leadership in guiding India into the
digital art age will be formally recognized.

India is such a long way from where I contently reside and I am ignorant
on local culture and events that may preclude iimmediate interest in a
show of computer art. However I have agreed to come to India, pay my
own way, to suport "our medium" and to be a part of this historic event,
should you grant acceptance to hosting the exhibition at your gallery.

January would be most favorable as a show date as a space in Bombay has
already been secured. Both exhibits could be opened simultaneously with
the international artists traveling betweem cities for set
reception/presentation dates, not necessarily coinciding with the
openings.

Mitra speaks very highly of your book/gallery as an intellectual
gathering place with an open-minded exhibit space. I would be delighted
to experience it first hand and make your acquaintance in person.


Sincerely yours,

Rodney "Pygoya" Chang, DDS,PHD

Curator and Webmaster of "Truly Virtual Web Art Museum",
www.lastplace.com

lst solo exhibition of digital art in P.R. China, Shanghai Art Museum,
1988


Subject:
Re: about Calcutta show-Response
Date:
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 21:33:52 -0700 (PDT)
From:
Shubhojoy Mitra <submitra@rocketmail.com>
To:
pygoya@pixi.com


Dear Rodney,

More good news!!! I met Mrs. Bhagat and she said they
are ready to host our show. She handed me a copy of
their exhibition policy which I'll send over to you
shortly. I have to provide a lot of details about the
show and I need a lot of specific info from you on
that matter. January, towards the end of the 1st week
or from the beginning if the first week seems to be
the best time. The forst week itself would notbe
advisable as most people would either be away on their
"millenium tours" or whatever they have planned to do
during then and might not be able to make it to the
exhibition. At the same time, Calcutta will no doubt
be busy with its own Millenium bashes. By the second
week when people are settling back to daily routine
once again, we expect there'll be more interest in our
sort of show.

Anyway, I send send you a mail explainng the info I
need today evening. Mrs. Bhagat said she recvd. your
letter and was very pleased. I'll be in constant touch
with Oxford now on until all details are worked out
and finalized.I also sounded them on corporate
sponsorship/foundation grant for which they are also
ready top second our proposal. As we go along
finalizing the details of the exhibition, I think we
ought to re-start the process of applying for
sponsorship once again. I am keen on Larry Lovett's
lecture and Katy Sabo's presentation also. That'll be
very effective along with our exhibition for the cause
of digital art.

Your last mail about biography has also set me
thinking. Sounds like exciting work. I will answer to
that separately later.

Regards,
shubho


Subject:
Re: January
Date:
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 18:30:37 -1000
From:
pygoya <pygoya@pixi.com>
To:
gwhoose@yahoo.com
References:
1


Greg Hoose wrote:
>
> Hi Rodney! That trip sure does sound fascinating. India is one of the
> prime computer literates of the Asian theater. Calcutta, Bombay....
> not to mention Hawaii. I don't know if I will ever get to see them.
>
> Things are not coming together for me for the trip. They may still, but
> it will be a long shot. I will try to keep my options open, but all is
> gray so far.
>
> I will put together some work just for India anyway. I think the
> Ramayana would be where my heart is at. Whether the works or I will
> actually appear there is another question.
>
> Your friend,
> -- Greg Hoose
>
> GreyGoose Arts
>
> Website: http://www.hoose.com/
>
> Fairys Site: http://www.hoose.com/fairy.html
>
> ICQ 44517835 FAX/Voice 505-202-3712


I'm somewhat on your course too. Boy is it tough ripping out time and
finances to do the fantasy trip - FOR India. Seems like this all started
with the Web experience, now it's merely "digital art" to get India
going. I'll write and try to persuade to go Internet show, download from
sites, charge for framing per piece per artist, document on all
participating Web sites with a archival historical online version of the
show at lastplace.com and the Indian sites.

Doing an actual brick and motar show has real costs and personal
sacrifices!!

Aloha,
Rodney




Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 20:03:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shubhojoy Mitra <submitra@rocketmail.com>
Subject: Cal exhibition: Oxford Gallery Policy
To: pygoya <pygoya@pixi.com>
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Dear Rodney,

First, here's the official Gallery Policy document
that Mrs. Bhagat handed over to me on Monday. I have
to furnish them with information according to this
documemt which they will also forward to current Ms.
Priti Paul, proprietor of Oxford. In fact, it was Ms.
Paul's initiative that transformed the old bookstore
into a gallery with facilities like surfing, lending
library, etc. in the early nineties. Ms. Paul the
daughter of is Surendra Paul, the owner of Park Hotel,
a five-star hotel on Park Street and the niece of
Swaraj Paul, famous UK-based industrialist of Indian
origin.

Anyway, here it is:
=======================================================
OXFORD BOOKSTORE - GALLERY
17 PARK STREET CALCUTTA 700016
www.oxford-india.com

    GALLERY POLICY

TERMS

PROFESSIONAL
The exhibitor shall:
1. submit:     i. a clearly worded proposal
        ii. a one-paragraph write-up of the concept of the
exhibition, less than a page long
        iii. interesting details of professional work along
with photos
        iv. photograph of the exhibitor

(---I will submit a printed copy of a shorter version
of our proposal. As for items iii, iv, I have already
covered most of it with the material supplied. For
their reference however, we have to supply them with a
list of all artists who intend to come and/or exhibit
in the show, the links to their galleries on the net,
and the number of works they intend to put to up. I
spoke to Ms. Vaishali Ghosh, a young woman who looks
after the details of the exhibition, surfing area,
etc. --- and she tells me she will let me know the
exact measurements of the display area in their
gallery later this week.---)

2. supply all display materials
3. transport the same to and from the venue, at his
cost
4. obtain approval of the Gallery advisor (Mrs Bhagat)
for the display design
(---as explained earlier, Ms. Ghosh will provide the
details of display area while each artist has to be
responsible for his/her framing and display style---)

5. be aware that carpentry or electrial work will not
be allowed no the Gallery premises
(---For some reason, possibly past experiences, they
seem to be living in mortal fear of an invasion by
caprpenters and electricians overrunning the place!!!
:-)
As for putting up the work, Ms. Vaishali will assist
us with their in-house staff who will actaully put up
the frames on the wall. All we have to do is to
provide them with the framed pictures and tell them
which goes where.)

INVITATIONS
1. All invitations will be printed by the exhibitor,
except when mutually agreed that the invites be
printed on Oxford letterheads.
2. OBSG will print invitations at their own
discretion, for nationally recongnized artists and
personalities.
3. Guest lists for events will be coordinated by the
exhibitor and OSBG to avoid duplication.
4. Courier charges for dispatching invitations will be
shared equally by the exhibitors and OBSG.
(Mrs. Bhagat assures me that they will take care of
courier charges and normally send out invitations to
guests from an existing 1000-entry list on their
letterheads. But they would rather have us print our
own invitation card for the show --- would look good.
For the purpose, she says we should possibly approach
sponsors to do so. Many artists have their exhbition
invitations, catlaogues, etc., even framing sponsored
and Oxford does not object to that. If they feel that
our show is going to be a big and prestigious event,
they might consider bearing part of the printing cost
too[see item 2], but I guess that'll depend on how
well our show concept goes down with Ms. Paul. At this
stage, I think, we should look at the corp sponsors
seriously for printed material costs. What do you
say?)

OBSG WILL BE HANDLING THE FOLLOWING:
1. Refreshments
2. Photography
3. Micropohones
4. Press Kits
5. Gifts and Flowers

(By the way, we should also launch the show website
from the gallery itself on the first day! I am sure
they will let us upload a few photographs of the event
then and there if we manage to have some taken on a
digital camera. It's the sort of live coverage on the
Net that'll go down well as a publicity stunt with the
local press).

PAYMENT TERMS

Payment to the exhibitor for any sales made during the
exhibition will be remitted to him 45 days after the
termination of the exhibition.

OBSG AND THE EXHIBITOR SHOULD BE IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT
REGARDING ALL THE TERMS STATED PRIOR TO ANY
COMMITMENT.

That's it. So, I need the list of artists who are
participating, their details (galley links) and
possibly interesting bits about their artistic career,
no. of work they intend to exhibit and the
measurements, the exact date of the Bombay show,
Bombay gallery name.
Please send me all this info asap so I can get back to
Oxford with final printed material for funalizing the
show on January second week. I am sending a copy to
Yogi to keep him updated about the Calcutta show and
for the details of the Bombay show about which the
Oxford gallery would also like to know.

That's about all for today,
Regards,
Shubho


Subject:
January
Date:
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 22:21:38 +0000
From:
Greg Hoose <gwhoose@yahoo.com>
Organization:
GreyGoose Arts
To:
Rodney Chang <pygoya@pixi.com>


Hi Rodney! That trip sure does sound fascinating. India is one of the
prime computer literates of the Asian theater. Calcutta, Bombay....
not to mention Hawaii. I don't know if I will ever get to see them.

Things are not coming together for me for the trip. They may still, but
it will be a long shot. I will try to keep my options open, but all is
gray so far.

I will put together some work just for India anyway. I think the
Ramayana would be where my heart is at. Whether the works or I will
actually appear there is another question.

Your friend,
-- Greg Hoose

GreyGoose Arts


 

Plus, if it were Net related shows, the tight coordination between Bombay and Calcutta is now not important. In fact both shows could "open" simultaneously:

1. 2 gallery exhibits, 2 different cities
2. works downloaded and printed out in India
3. artist's statement from each artist also framed and hung
4. simultaneous mirrored archival show coverages of all 3 of our Web sites.
5. At lastplace.com I could stay here and work on the online version of the show for Truly Virtual Web Art Museum's major 2000 online exhibition out of India.
6. Then down the road, a second show, maybe with museum connections?
(I'm a bit down because I haven't heard anything from my "famous Indian artist" contact in regards to museum interest in accepting my free giclee print. Also I have my home battles yet. As VP of my art association I have just help install a show of the group at Honolulu city hall - lots of work!!!!! - hanging, catalog, tagging, pricing, coordinating artist, reception, food, speech, press releases, so I'm tired now. Glad my digital art got into this very traditional media show - oils, watercolors, ceramics, Hawaiian subject matter) but am down because none of my digital art recognized by the judges as worthy of a prize. Went to the conservative art in the show. But at least, this round, since 1985, I am made sure digital art is included in these local shows. But it's such a long hard road of sacrifice with no return awards except what you get out of it inside your heart.
Yet I feel sorry for all these artists, including the selected winners, as they are not Web smart and remain isolated on this island little art world. Some project like this, even connected with the local government and under the nose of the city Mayor seems like a lot of busy work with no longevity to efforts. Another passing show of many more to come. Things change very slowly. The next show will also probably be won not by a digital abstractionist as myself but by an artist who does yet another exquisite hula girl or palm tree surf seascape with masterful craftsmanship. So it would seem so too in India.
7. for me it makes the most sense to go for the jugular, then it's worth the India sacrifcie. A museum show like China's. Or mine in Russia. But small retail gallery? This is better suited to a diversity (not just my work) from around the planet to impress India of what's going on - via the Internet. Download, frame, show, statements makes mission accomplished. Many digital styles, many countries - this is all manageable thorugh printouting direct from the Web.
8. Please note - I, yes, I, was the one that planted the seed idea in world renown www.r2001.com web ring that they/we should do an actual show somewhere since we have ring members from 100 countries. So was this past 2 years in Europe, New York and now Tokyo shows. Most of the exhibition will be Web-based. Lots of mileage for every member's art career without the cost of using the anachronistic system of travel, accomodations, gallery contracts, rents, promotions, possible losses, customs, visas, immunizations, downtime from one's own personal life demands.


Rodney Oct 6 99


Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 12:46:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shubhojoy Mitra <submitra@rocketmail.com>
Subject: Re: about Calcutta show-Response
To: cyberstaff@lastplace.com

Dear Rodney,

I appreciate the points you have raised and I cannot
but be sympathetic to your personal and other
professional committments.

To be a little philosophical, art has its own ways of
developing, just as reality, in the most unexpected
ways. That's to say, we might still hope for a little
miracle too, can't we? Maybe we should renew the
efforts to secure a sponsorship to reduce your and
other artists' burden. Or we just go ahead with your
proposal about coordinating things via web this first
time. To be frank, I don't know how the galleries will
react to that, especially your absence but I think
with explanations they will also understand your point
of view.

If I could, I would have gladly accomodated you here,
but my means cannot afford such generosity!!! If I
ever earn a quarter of a million or so, you can rest
assured I would!!! Jokes apart, let's look at the
bright side of things, namely an effort of so many
artists, young and old, trying to contribute something
to a new form of art that's going to go down history
as no less revolutionary as any great art movement. At
least, that's what I'd like to believe. And here we
are trying to form a common bond with an idiom which
does not recongnize boundaries, states, capitals,
races and all such divisions.

I look forward to the day I can meet you and perhaps
Larry Lovett, and many others to learn about the
fascinating journey you have undertaken for over a
decade with digital tools. And if you ever came to
India, a land so familiar to us, yet a place that
seems to spell m-a-g-i-c to foreigners, I am sure, as
an artist, you would return with an experience
impossible to predict.

Whenever that is, this century or the next, you can be
sure of a warm welcome from me.

Right now, I have sent Yogi your last mails for his
thoughts. Meanwhile I will proceed as planned and let
you know the gallery space available. Let's hope
things look up. Feel free to let me know what else I
can do to make the show a success and I will give it
my best shot.

Regards
and best wishes from Calcutta,

Shubhojoy




At 12:46 PM 10/8/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Rodney,
>
>I appreciate the points you have raised and I cannot
>but be sympathetic to your personal and other
>professional committments.

Dear Shubhojoy,

You are always the gentleman with maturity and compassion. You are what Westerners mean when they talk charmingly about the Indian citizen. Thank you for your kindness and understanding.
>
>To be a little philosophical, art has its own ways of
>developing, just as reality, in the most unexpected
>ways. That's to say, we might still hope for a little
>miracle too, can't we?

OF COURSE EVEN IF I DO NOT COME OR AM EVEN REFUSED ENTRY INTO THIS SHOW BECAUSE OF MY REALITIES SETTING IN AS OPPORTUNITIES MATERIALIZE, THE BALL HAS STARTED TO ROLL. INDIA WILL HAVE DIGITAL ART VERY SOON! IT IS INEVITABLE, AS SIGNED BY THIS FIRST STIRRINGS (SHOWS) - BUT MORE SO AS MORE OF YOUR PEOPLE DISCOVER THE INTERNET. HERE LIES REALLY THE NEW HOME FOR DIGITAL ART WHERE I HAVE NO DOUBT IT SHALL REIGN SUPREME OVER ALL OTHER ART MEDIA AND EVEN OF ART WITH NATIONALISTIC AND HISTORICAL ANCHORS. FOR ANY OTHER FORM OF ART, ON THE INTERNET, ARE R E P R O D U C T I O N S ! JUST AS WE SWEAT ATTEMPTING TO MAKE DIGITAL REPRODUCTIONS FOR THE ARTIFICIAL SPACE THAT A PHYSICAL GALLERY IS FOR VIRTUAL IMAGERY, THE WEB WILL NOT BE THE DOMAIN FOR OTHER ARTS. IT WILL BE A CATALOG AND GLOBAL AUCTION HOUSE. ALL ABOUT MONEY, WHICH AS WE ARE TRY TO DO HERE, IS NOT. THUS YOUR WORRIES WHETHER THE GALLERIES WILL LIKE NET SUBSTITUTIONS OR NOT. IT I S A CLASH OF TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS, HERE THE GLOBAL THREATENING ENEMY VERSUS THE TRADITIONAL LITTLE GALLERY SPACE WITH ALL ITS COSTS, TRADITIONS, PATRONS AND FEARS OF A TOO RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD THAT MAY PROVE ITS DEMISE. I REALLY AM PROUD OF THE MANAGERS OF THESE TWO GALLERIES WHO AGREED TO DIGITAL ART SHOWS (LOSSES ALMOST GUARANTEED) - THEY ARE LIKE US, A BIT OF CRUSADERS FOR OUR CAUSE. YET, AS I SAID, THE CAUSE WILL SOON MOVE IN LIKE A HURRICANE AND CHANGE THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF THIS WHOLE PLANET. WHICH I WAS AROUND 100 YEARS FROM NOW TO SEE IT MYSELF.

Maybe we should renew the
>efforts to secure a sponsorship to reduce your and
>other artists' burden.

ANYONE WOULD LOVE TO COME TO MAGICAL INDIA, CENTER OF YOGA AND BUDDISM. ONLY THE RICH AND USUAL ELDERLY CAN AFFORD TO MAKE THIS PILGRIMAGE. EVEN MY HAWAII. MOST DREAM BUT WILL NEVER ARRIVE. I HATE TO COME AS A BUSINESS WESTERNER, R U S H TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AND GONE TOMORROW. WHAT A WASTE OF NOT SEEING INDIA AFTER SETTING FOOT ON HER SOIL.

Or we just go ahead with your
>proposal about coordinating things via web this first
>time. To be frank, I don't know how the galleries will
>react to that, especially your absence but I think
>with explanations they will also understand your point
>of view.

I TRUST YOUR GOOD JUDGEMENTS. ALL MY OPTIONS REMAIN OPEN BUT TO COME WILL BE LIKE CARRYING A PERSONAL CROSS AND I AM NOT EVEN INDIAN. THERE ALSO ARE OTHER SHORES TO PREACH THE WORD OF DIGITAL ART AS OTHERS FIND ME AT LASTPLACE.COM
>
>If I could, I would have gladly accomodated you here,
>but my means cannot afford such generosity!!!


I BELIEVE YOU. AND IF YOU CAN SAVE UP TO COME TO HAWAII TO MEET WITH LARRY AND ME I SHALL INVITE YOU TO STAY FREE AT MY FINE HOME AS GUEST OF OUR FAMILY. EVEN ORGANIZAE A HAWAII ART SHOW FOR BOTH OF YOU AS INDIA'S FIRST COMPUTER ARTISTS. NOW THAT WOULD BE HAWAII AND INDIA ART HISTORY!!!!

If I
>ever earn a quarter of a million or so, you can rest
>assured I would!!! Jokes apart, let's look at the
>bright side of things, namely an effort of so many
>artists, young and old, trying to contribute something
>to a new form of art that's going to go down history
>as no less revolutionary as any great art movement.

I BELIEVE THAT TOO AND I'M 53. HOW ABOUT YOU? 25-35?

At
>least, that's what I'd like to believe. And here we
>are trying to form a common bond with an idiom which
>does not recongnize boundaries, states, capitals,
>races and all such divisions.

THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. THIS PAST CENTURIES IS RIDDLED WITH PAIN BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE ABOVE. MAYBE ARTISTS CAN UNITE AND FIND PEACE FIRST. I AM YOUR BROTHER.
>
>I look forward to the day I can meet you and perhaps
>Larry Lovett, and many others to learn about the
>fascinating journey you have undertaken for over a
>decade with digital tools. And if you ever came to
>India, a land so familiar to us, yet a place that
>seems to spell m-a-g-i-c to foreigners, I am sure, as
>an artist, you would return with an experience
>impossible to predict.

I KNOW I WOULD BE CHANGED FOREVER.
>
>Whenever that is, this century or the next, you can be
>sure of a warm welcome from me.

THANK YOU.
>
>Right now, I have sent Yogi your last mails for his
>thoughts. Meanwhile I will proceed as planned and let
>you know the gallery space available. Let's hope
>things look up. Feel free to let me know what else I
>can do to make the show a success and I will give it
>my best shot.

TOO BAD WE STARTED THIS ALL SO LATE. MAYBE WE SHOULD POSTPONE AND DO IT RIGHT. WITH SPONSORS' MONEY AND INVITE ALL THESE POOR ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. OR DO THAT BUT FIRST USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PIGGYBACK THE INTERNET AND PAINT DIGITAL ART HISTORY IN JAN. IT WOULD BE THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART SHOW OF INDIA AND YOU AND YOGI SHOULD BE PROUD AND SOMEDAY BE FAMOUS IN YOUR OWN RIGHTS AS FELLOW COUNTRYMEN AND ARTISTS.

SO KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP. THERE IS MUCH TO FIGHT FOR AND MUCH TO GAIN YET FOR ALL.



IN THE MEANTIME I SIGNED UP FOR WWW.IWON.COM - THOSE RICH AMERICANS - CHANCE TO WIN $10,000 A DAY, $1 MILLION A MONTH OR $10 MILLION A YEAR TO SURF THERE. SORRY ONLY AMERICANS. IF I WIN, I'M IN INDIA! IF I WIN BIG, I'LL BUILD YOU A THE INDIA DIGITAL ART MUSEUM. SO KEEP THIS EMAIL AS RECORD!

WRITE BACK SOON!

FINGERS CROSSED,
PYGOYA

IF YOU CAN COME LET ME KNOW, I CAN HELP FROM THIS END WITH VISAS, ETC.
>
>Regards
>and best wishes from Calcutta,
>
>Shubhojoy


Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 08:46:23 -1000
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Yogi Chopra wrote:
>
> Dear Rodney,

HI YOGI,
> Received your mails .....well im just stunned.
MY CANADIAN, AUSTRALIAN, RUSSIAN, NOW FELLOW AMERICAN (HOOSE) CANNOT
COME/AFFORD TO INDIA. I AM ALONE, WITH POSSIBLY KATY WHO IS IN LOVE
WITH INDIA AS A YOGA PRACTICING INDIVIDUAL. THAT IS THE REALITY OF THE
SITUATION. ALL WOULD LOVE TO COME BUT THE EVENT IS APPROACHING SO
QUICKLY AND SO MUCH IS NOT NAILED DOWN - SPONSORS, FOR ONE.

> I realise that it is difficult for you to travel between two cities.....and
> even more difficult for you to make a choice between them.
I DON'T THINK OF CHOICE BUT BOTH AS ONE SHOW FOR INDIA. THINK OF IT AS
TWO SITES OF ONE EVENT.



I NEED TO GO TO YOUR SITE AND SEE HOW YOUR ARE PROMOTING/WORKING ON THIS
SHOW ONLINE. I DID GET AN EMAIL FROM YOU STATING THAT ALL ARTISTS AT
YOUR SITE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOMBAY SHOW.

IT BEEN ABOUT A HALF YEAR SINCE WE STARTED PLANNING. THINGS CHANGE - NOW
ITS JANUARY AND MY AMERICAN TECH STOCKS HAVE DIVED SINCE APRIL.
HOPEFULLY THERE IS REBOUND IN THE LAST QUARTER. THAT WAS MY PLANE FARE.
SO IF SPONSORSHIP CAN BE SECURED THAT IS A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT.
I always had this back
> up plan was prepared for this situaion.And to be truthful it is very difficult
> for me to think anything below our real time exhibition.I cant possibly be very
> confient that im all set and prepared for the show as im still waiting the confirmation
> from the sponsors.
> Well The Gallery is ready waiting for its amount.......and so is the pavement
> gallery (road side panels for the information center for our show near the main
> gallery).
> I will not give up till the last sponsor I approach declines the offer of sponsoring
> our event...it is very important from my point of view to keep the arrangements
> going.........if u cant ultimately make it for the show try to atleast send in
> your paintings

OF COURSE, SEND MY PAINTINGS.
AND HOW MUCH IS THE GALLERY AND PAVEMENT PROJECT WAITING FOR IN $?

as i am planning to approach a few digital artists online and
> and if necessary receive their work by email and thus go for small time inkjet
> outputs....!
> I am very optimistic and sincerely feel that Subhojoy should also continue ith
> his plans for the exhibition and help in making this a national event.

WITH 2 OF INDIA'S MAJOR CITIES, IT THEN I S A NATIONAL EVENT. YOU BOTH
CAN MAKE ART HISTORY IN YOUR COUNTRY AND DOCUMENT FOREVER ON YOUR
WEBSITES.

As i told
> you im also waiting to invite Amitabh Gandhi and tell him to have a show in Ahemdabad
> but i cant till i receive the amount atleast for the gallery from the sponsor....if
> he accepts the invitation it will help us in diversifying further.

HE SEEMS WEALTHY. WHY NOT ASK HIM TO SPONSOR THE SHOWS WITH HIS
CORPORATION. THIS WOULD FURTHER ADVANCE HIS STATURE AS COMPUTER ARTIST
AFTER HIS SHOW AND ANY PROMOTION OF THE MEDIUM OF DIGITAL ART WILL
DIRECTLY PROMOTE HIS OWN WORK FURTHER. I COULD TRY TO HELP OUT AND
SPONSOR INSTEAD OF COMING BUT I WOULD THINK HE SHOULD ALSO HELP AS IT IS
HIS COUNTRY, NOT MINE. WOULD BE A BIT EMBARASSING I THINK TO DEPEND ON A
FORIEGNER TO STARTUP HIS MEDIUM IN HIS COUNTRY IF HE CAN AFFORD TO AND
STANDS TO DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM IT. I HEAR NOTHING FROM HIM ANYMORE
AFTER HE SECURED HIS PERSONAL SHOW. I DON'T HAVE GOOD FEELINGS FROM
THIS.
> EPSON company was very optimistic about the idea as they have already sponsored
> Amitabh Gandhis show in 97.

YOU BOTH SHOULD REALLY GET MOVING ON MICROSOFT FOUNDATION. MAYBE SUGGEST
ANNUAL MICROSOFT DIGITAL ARTS INDIA EXHIBITION WITH SOME SORT OF TECHIE
EQUIPMENT SEMINAR PROMOTING THEIR PRODUCTS.
>
> Lets hope for the best and keep our finges crossed as Subhojoy said " art has
> its own ways of developing, just as reality, in the most unexpected ways.

A LETTER JUST CAME TO DR. BIRENDA HUJA. HE WILL FORWARD IT TO ME. I
THINK FAMOUS INDIAN ARTISTS (DO YOU KNOW HER?) "GUJVAL" SAID SHE IS TOO
OLD FOR ALL THIS (TRANSLATION PROBABLY - NO INTEREST IN DIGITAL STUFF)-
BUT SHE LISTED NAMES AND ADDRESS OF PROMINENT SOURCES TO APPROACH AND
USE HER NAME - THAT'S WHAT HE SAID OVER THE TELEPHONE BUT I NOW
REQUESTED HE MAIL OR FAX THE LETTER TO ME. THEN I WILL SCAN IT AND EMAIL
TO YOU AND SHUBO. MAYBE THIS IS OUR MIRACLE. ANYWAY, HOPEFULLY YOU
FOLLOW UP AND MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH IMPORTANT PERSONS IN BOMBAY IN
DIGITAL TECH.

That's
> to say, we might still hope for a little miracle too, can't we?

MIRACLES USUALLY COME TO THOSE WHO ARE PREPARED.
>
> Waiting for a eager response from both of you......

I DIDN'T SAY NO DID I? IT'S JUST THAT THINGS ARE CHANGING FAST (IT'S
ALREADY OCT. AND MY STOCKS WENT THE WRONG WAY FROM THAT WHICH I HAD
HOPED 6 MONTHS AGO AND I DO HAVE 3 LITTLE CHILDREN AND WIFE TO SUPPORT
AND PREPARE/SAVE FOR COLLEGES)
>
> Regards,
> Yogi Chopra
>
> SINCERELY DEDICATED TO DIGITAL ART EVOLUTION IN INDIA
>
> >>>>>>>>>http://www.yoart.com<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 08:50:26 -1000
From: Pygoya <pygoya@pixi.com>
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I do see this as a national show because there are 2 major cities
involved. You both should promote as 1 event spread over 2 cities, not 2
separate events. Maybe throw in concept of Millenium Celebration
somehow besides Digital Art and India's First International.

Need to really move on getting sponsorship - Microsoft Annual with
corresponding workshop/seminar for Microsoft products? Know of Microsoft
presence IN Calcutta? This may be your sponsor. Get them to endorse your
grant proposal to their Foundation with 16 billion dollars to giveaway.

Aloha,
Pygoya


Our plans for the exhibition: THE MILLENIUM DIGITAL ART SHOW

A bit about myself:

I am Yogi Chopra, a resident of Mumbai, India. I am 20 years
of age and am currently studying in the first year of Bachelor
of Commerce in the R.A. Podar College of Commerce and
Economics, Matunga, Mumbai. Photography is one among my
varied interests. This skill has been further honed by a
part-time course at the J.J.School of Arts, Mumbai. My
fascination for computers is not something that has evolved
recently. The exposure to computers from a young age led
me to decide that I wanted to make a career in this line. A
Diploma in Designing and Graphics from the Edit
Institute, Chembur has consolidated this further. The
combination of my ability to visualize well and an aptitude for
computers has proved successful today. I have no
professional art background or training. But my designs are
the result of an innate sense of creativity that is within me.
This creativity, I find I am able to express well through
computers and I strongly believe that this is a very effective
medium of art, with great scope in the future. I am very well
versed with many softwares and work extensively on Corel
Draw, Adobe Photoshop, KPT Bryce, Fractal Poser and
other such packages. I have used these skills effectively,
mainly as a free lancer. My experience includes:

Designing a brochure for Torr Marketing Pvt Ltd.
As Creative Head of my college festival for 2
consecutive years, designed the brochures, mascot,
bandanas etc. for Rapport'97 and Rapport'98.
Was selected for a 2 1/2 months internship at
www.hungama.com. Job profile included designing for
promotions of various companies on the site etc.





The Birth of www.yoart.com

While the world was raving about how the Internet is
taking over all fields of life and it's effect on
globalization, I didn't want to be left behind, a mere
spectator. I too was intrigued by all that was
happening around me and this led to an interest in
learning all about the Internet. And I added to that,
my skills as a Graphic Designer. I learnt Front Page98
by myself and began experimenting. Meanwhile, I
continued to create abstract artworks using the
aforementioned packages. I then merged the two
and the outcome was…. www.yoart.com. As I
interacted with more people in the computer field, I
realized that art using computers namely, Digital Art
or Graphic Art was still in it's nascent stages in
India. I realized that more and more people want to
learn this form of art and use it as a medium to
unleash their creativity. However, DiGiArT is yet to
be accepted as a form of art in India. Not too many
people out here are in favour of going against the
conventional artforms that have, for centuries been
an integral part of our Indian culture. I saw the
works of many people and realized that the only
thing people need here is a means to show their art
to the world. Here was where I decided to use
'yoart' to provide a platform to upcoming digital
artists like myself to showcase their art. So the
basic idea behind the site is "to promote digital art
and artists in India and the world over". A look at
the site will prove this amply enough.

But all this I achieved after extensive research
and months of surfing the net, looking for sites
with the same cause in India. And then it
dawned on me that there was no site whose sole
aim was to promote this form of art from all over
the world. The site today has an online gallery
which features Indian artists. Besides, there is
also a 'Guest Section', which features artists
from abroad who have contributed to the site. I
started to promote the site and create
awareness in India and elsewhere about the
site. This too was an uphill task, but made easier
by the Internet. I visited innumerable sites
pertaining to Digital Art and using the various
search engines, submitted my site to them for
listing, created various listings in other sites,
mainly to promote the site. Another very
effective method was using ICQ (I seek you).
Thereby I approached people sharing my
interest for Graphic/Digital art personally, and
sought a response from them. And I have to
admit that the initial response has been
tremendous.

Well once the site was created, that was not all.
I had to keep on updating and upgrading it. This
was important in order to maintain the novelty
of the site and lure viewers regularly. Yoart has
been every week since it's inception.




Rodney Chang:

During the course of my surfing the Internet to
create awareness about my site, I am came across a
very enterprising person, Rodney Chang. From the
very beginning he seemed very upbeat about the
site's cause to promote Digiart. He himself is very
much involved in Digital art and uses many softwares
for the same. He has shown great enthusiasm in
having 'the first formal museum art exhibition for
India's first generation of Digital artists'; as he calls
it.

Rodney Chang, better known as the Internet's
Pygoya, Cyberartist, was the first digital artist to
exhibit in Honolulu, back in 1985. Since then he has
exhibited around the world, including Paris, New York
City, the USSR, Germany, England and Japan. His
1988 solo show at Shanghai Art Museum was China's
historic first computer art exhibition.

Currently the artist is curator for his online virtual
reality Truly Virtual Web Art Museum, webmaster for
Las Vegas Art Museum Web site and is organizing
India's first ever international digital art exhibition.

In the 1980's Dr. Rodney Chang gained national
notoriety as NBC's Real People Show's "Disco Doc" -
filmed dancing in his Honolulu dental clinic's
discotheque reception area, complete with staff DJ.

The artist is also recognized in Who's Who in America
and Ripley's Believe It or Not! for earning 10 college
degrees, including 5 masters and 2 doctorates. The
artist studied mostly in Chicago and holds a Masters
in Painting/Studio Arts and a Ph.D. in Aesthetic
Psychology. The computer serves as assistant in
discovering new art visions for Pygoya. The artist,
over the years' parade of changing personal
computer systems, always attempts to reinvent his
developed "style" on the computer, as much his own
input as the evolving technical tools. Then, instead
of a hard copy printout that other computer artists
exhibit and sell, an intermediary actual painting on
canvas is produced to "dedigitize" the work This is
done in order to remove a purely technical feeling of
computer graphics, which some consider a bit
"sterile".

Then the working painting is photographed,
"redigitalized" and modified through editing
refinements by the artist. The "final" work of art is
either the Giclée prints available here or such a
derived digital work is placed online for exhibition in
Internet "cyberspace" virtual reality galleries, such
as at Pygoya Webmuseum of Cyberart.




Our plans for the exhibition: THE MILLENIUM
DIGITAL ART SHOW

From Virtual Reality to Virtually Real…that's what I
could say in a few words about the "Millenium Art
Show" And for this, I have only person to be
thankful to, Mr.Rodney 'Pygoya' Chang. Once he
initiated the idea, which struck me as a very good
one, we constantly communicated with each other
via the Internet. Preparations began and we swung
into action. Arranging for a suitable gallery, finding
about the costs of Digital outputs of the artworks,
inviting other artists to submit their work to be
displayed got top priority. Pygoya on his part also
contacted artists from the world over and intimated
them of the International Group Digital Art show to
be held in India. He has also been preparing to come
down to India for the event.

Meanwhile, Pygoya got in touch with Mr. Shubhojoy
Mitra, also a digital artist from Calcutta. He too
showed keen interest in having the show in Calcutta
also, besides in Bombay. He too has been on the
lookout for galleries in Calcutta and thus we have
formed a network and keep each other apprised of
the situation.

The main plan of the exhibition is to have a group
digital art show comprising various upcoming and
professional digital artists from India and abroad.

What follows is how we plan to go about the
organising the event. At the outset, I would like to
bring it to your notice the expenses that will be
incurred for the show like for the gallery, outputs of
the artworks etc. are all subject to the amount of
sponsorships received.

We have decided on the Artists' Centre at Ador
House, Kala Ghoda, Bombay to be the venue of the
exhibition. (Info about the area.) In order to draw
more crowds to the event, we have sought the
permission to have an Information counter on the
pavement outside The Max Mueller Bhavan, which
happens to be a hub of activity throughout the day.
The idea is to direct people to the main venue of
the show, which is just a couple of blocks from the
Bhavan and to provide a preview to the show and
draw people’s attention to it.

The outputs of the Digital artworks will be taken on
Photo glossy paper, Matt paper or on Canvas,
depending on the size and concept of the artwork.
We are trying to have the best quality outputs and
do not want to compromise on that account. We
also intend to get the outputs framed or laminated
with good quality.


The following are the expenses for the exhibition:

1) Rentals for the Artists' Centre Gallery…Rs.1500 per day (7
days) Rs.10,500

2) Quality outputs

Rs.18,000

3) Posters, banners, pamphlets, vinyl boards
Rs. 10,000 - Rs.15,000

4) Media publicity of the event (papers, magazine)
Rs.5,000 - Rs.10,000

5) Good quality framing / Lamination
Rs.15,000

6) Panels outside Max Muelleur Bhavan ( 100 Rs per panel )
Rs. 800




The event will also get coverage on the net on various
Art related and general entertainment

sites. The event will also recorded and reviewed on:

http://www.media-software.com (Shubhojoy Mitra)

http://www.lastplace.com (Rodney Chang)

http://www.yoart.com (Yogi Chopra)

In return we can offer our sponsors a banner on
www.yoart.com for a period of 6 months. The show will
also be a means to publicize yoart.com during the event
and will have a virtual version of the show
simultaneously.

Besides in the form of cash, sponsorships will also be
acceptable in the form of computer outputs, computers
for display during the show and covering the costs of
framing the artworks. Approximately 6-7 artists' works
will be featured in the exhibition and each artist will
have 6-7 works on display.

Our plans also include printing posters, pamphlets and
sample calendars and use the same as promotional
tools for the exhibition. Subject to the sponsorships we
receive, we intend to print T-shirts and caps, which will
also serve as a means to publicize the site as well as the
event. We will be approaching the concerned
newspapers for the same and solicit a good response
from them in this regard, as we do from you in terms of
sponsorships. I sincerely hope you will appreciate our
cause and do the needful.

Thanking you

Yours truly,



Yogi Chopra

(Co-ordinator, Millenium Art Show)


Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 12:04:15 -1000
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Hi Yogi,

I just went to your site, haven't for months.

It's wonderful! Great job on your part, looks very professional.

I want to say "thank you" for your site's statements on "Dr. Rodney
Pygoya Chang". You have identified me as a leader, pioneer and role
model for global digital artists and I appreciate your honor and
respect. A part of me feels a bit quilty for hedging on my trip but
there are the real facts of life too. Let's hope the sponsors come
through and the galleries sympathetic to your/our cause.

My final judgement as to come or not (dependent on so many factors) is
not yet determined so let's keep hopes up.

Get that grant to Microsoft moving!

Will send you names and addresses from Dr. friend which may help as
these are located in Bombay.

Katy's company did agree to give l free large giclee to a Bombay museum
but no response yet. Maybe if you can find a recipient other than
museum, place like in a people's hall or library, the company will still
provide this print (which would cost me $175 to print if it wasn't free
to this cause - we don't want to lose this free huge print by a $100,000
Iris printer!) Maybe use this to showcase and get crowd on Pavement
exhibit site????

Will you have photos of historic shows on your site? Would be nice if I
was in them with you and Shubhojoy.


Onwards,
Pygoya


Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 14:07:21 +0000
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Dear Rodney,

turn around... It seems the faculty at our university is suddenly
excited about this digital arts conference in Bombay.. Anna Bonchek
seems to have been to a number of international digital arts
conferences; the last being in South America. She, at least will
probably go. There is also the possibility of Gurdy Leete going who I
would really like for you to meet. He is a very dynamic person and has
a great heart. The faculty has very close ties with India.

So if you would, please send me the info over again? Also I am going to
give your name to Anna as I think she would be a good connection for
you.

Your friend,

-- Greg Hoose

GreyGoose Arts