Friday, January 14, 2011

Performance Art: ATC's

The Trade is the THING. This is one of my first ATC's made in 2004. I do not know who has it or what card I traded for it.

#4: Remembrance

Performance Art: Collaborative /Cultural /Conceptual

ATC's are a conceptual and performance art form using any medium or technique: collage, rubber stamping, painting, sewing, drawing, weaving, found images, screen printing, fine-lettering techniques xerography, photography, metal work, paper folding (origami), and digital imaging. The ATC's can be originals (one of a kind), a series (each made separately, but designed to look alike), or short-run editions (identical, usually printed digitally), but all are, most importantly, self-produced. If the trading cards are part of a limited series, they are ordinarily labeled as a series & are numbered (1/10; 2/10; 3/10; etc.)