The Saptakam-Project of Digital Artfields
by Hans-Georg Türstig, Ph.D.
'Aetherdrome' by Gerald O'Connell


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Digital Art comes alive! Saptakam is a Sanskrit word and denotes a group of seven. In this ongoing project, a group of seven artists creates what I call a digital artfield for a particular digital or digitalized photo or work of art. A digital image (A) forms the basis, and artist 1 creates two digital pictures from it (B and C) and sends them to two artists of her/his choice: 2 and 3. (As a general guideline, each artist may select artists from other countries.) They each create two pictures (D,E and F,G) based on that picture and send them to two artists of their choice: 4,5 and 6,7. (The Saptakam is now complete and may be named.) Each of those artists (4-7) creates two digital versions (H-O) of this picture which brings the number of pictures to 14 ­ the digital artfield of the original image. All artists will display the digital original and all 14 images derived from it on their website.

The creation of the next digital artfield begins with artist 2, who sends two versions of an original to artist 3 and 4, and so on. Artist 1 takes the place of artist 7. When each artist has been #1, one creative cycle of this particular Saptakam is complete with 98 pictures and 7 originals, i.e. 105 images. Of course, each image always remains property of its artist. The Saptakam, i.e. all seven artists collectively, "owns" each digital artfield.

There can be many creative cycles of each Saptakam if the participants decide to continue, and there can be countless Saptakams. Each Saptakam could maintain its own website with links to each member of the Saptakam and to other Saptakams and show its various digital artfields. Thus a network of digital artfields is created that spreads around the world, vibrant with creative energy, uniting artists from various cultural and religious backgrounds. Saptakams and digital artfields thus contribute to an understanding and appreciation amongst the people of this planet we all call our home.

Finally, each digital artfield can be printed and send as an exhibition around the world. There could be at least one exhibition per year, as it may take a year to create 7 artfields, the product of one creative cycle of a Saptakam: 105 pictures, each measuring e.g. 8 _ x 11 inches or DIN A 4.

Lets play!!!


 1.1
Digital Artfield / Digitales Bildfeld: Humility

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Humility - A
Original by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)



Humility - B
by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)


Humility - C
by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)


Humility - D
by Ingrid Kamerbeek (Germany)


Humility - E
by Ingrid Kamerbeek (Germany)


Humility - F
by Dieter Grossmann (Germany)


Humility - G
by Dieter Grossmann (Germany)


Humility - H (Humility with Dignity)
by Shankar Barua (India)


Humility - J (Awakening)
by Parys St. Martin (Australia)


Humility - L (Madame Butterfly)
by Karin Kuhlmann (Germany)


Humility - N
by Wayne Cosshall (Australia)


Humility - I ( Humility with Dignity)
by Shankar Barua (India)


Humility - K (Mystical Mirror)
by Parys St. Martin (Australia)


Humility - M (Feuerteufel)
by Karin Kuhlmann (Germany)


Humility - O
by Wayne Cosshall (Australia)


NOTHINGNESS
The Saptakam Project:  Digital Artfield 1.4
conceptualized & initiated by Dr. Hans-Georg Türstig, with "Humility" mid-2002

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Nothingness - A
Shankar Barua
(India)



Nothingness - B
Shankar Barua
(India)


Nothingness - C
Shankar Barua
(India)



Nothingness - D
Parys St. Martin
(Australia)



Nothingness - E
Parys St. Martin
(Australia)


Nothingness - F
Karin Kuhlmann
(Germany)


Nothingness - G
Karin Kuhlmann
(Germany)



Nothingness - H
Wayne Cosshall
(Australia)



Nothingness - J
Hans-Georg Türstig
(USA)



Nothingness - L
Ingrid Kamerbeek
(Germany)



Nothingness - N
Dieter Grossmann
(Germany)


Nothingness - I
Wayne Cosshall
(Australia)



Nothingness - K
Hans-Georg Türstig
(USA)



Nothingness - M
Ingrid Kamerbeek
(Germany)



Nothingness - O
Dieter Grossmann
(Germany)

 

Digital Artfield / Digitales Bildfeld: CRASH
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Crash - A
Original by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)



Crash - B
by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)


Crash - C
by Hans-Georg Türstig (USA)


Crash - D
by Henry Janok (Canada)


Crash - E
by Henry Janok (Canada)


Crash - F
by John A. Labadie (USA)


Crash - G
by John A. Labadie (USA)


Crash - H
by Parys St. Martin (Australia)


Crash - J
by Panda Gielen (Holland)


Crash - L
by Dieter Grossmann (Germany)


Crash - N
by Linda Martin (Australia)


Crash - I
by Parys St. Martin (Australia)


Crash - K
by Panda Gielen (Holland)


Crash - M
by Dieter Grossmann (Germany)


Crash - O
by Linda Martin (Australia)


Participants of the First Saptakam
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Hans-Georg Türstig, USA,
tuerstig@juno.com
http://www.digital-artwork.net

Ingrid Kamerbeek, GERMANY,
IuTKamerbeek@t-online.de
http://home.t-online.de/home/iutkamerbeek/home.htm

Dieter Grossmann, GERMANY,
HDGrossi@t-online.de
http://www.proprio-motu.de/whtml/index_1.html

Shankar Barua, INDIA,
shankarbaba@vsnl.net
http://saptakam4.0catch.com/

Parys St. Martin, AUSTRALIA,
parysstm@picknowl.com.au
http://www.emotionaldigital.com

Karin Kuhlmann, GERMANY,
digitalworlds@karinkuhlmann.de
http://www.karinkuhlmann.de/

Wayne Cosshall, AUSTRALIA,
wayne@cosshall.com
http://www.cosshall.com

Participants of the Second Saptakam
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Nilanjan Das, INDIA, (*1-4 digital artfield)
digidas@email.com
http://digitaldas.8m.com

John A. Labadie, USA, (*5-7 digital artfield) john.labadie@uncp.edu
http://www.uncp.edu/art/labadie/index.htm

Parys St. Martin, AUSTRALIA,
parysstm@bigpond.net.au
http://www.emotionaldigital.com

Panda Gielen, HOLLAND,
dolcevitas@hetnet.nl
http://home.hetnet.nl/~dolcevita-2

Dieter Grossmann, GERMANY,
HDGrossi@t-online.de
http://www.proprio-motu.de/whtml/index_1.html

Linda Martin, AUSTRALIA,
lindam@tsn.cc
http://www.users.tsn.cc/lindam/

Hans-Georg Türstig, USA,
tuerstig@juno.com
http://www.digital-artwork.net

Henry Janok, CANADA,
janok-hda@nucleus.com
http://www.janok.net


Hans-Georg Türstig
5 Balsa Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
USA

e-mail: tuerstig@juno.com
wwweb: http://www.digital-artwork.net