Our mission is to distribute and archive works of time-based art. Each issue highlights artists working in new or experimental media, whose works are best documented in video or sound.

The Story

ASPECT began in 2003 when founder Michael Mittelman became frustrated with the lack of teaching materials for new media art. As an educator and an artist working in time-based media, he felt there had to be a way to get video art into the hands of artists, educators, and students at an affordable price.

Conversations with leading curators such as George Fifield, Director of the Boston Cyberarts Festival, and Bill Arning, Curator at the List Visual Arts Center, led Michael to the conclusion that curators and artists would gladly participate in a DVD publication of their work. The first issue, Artists of the Boston Cyberarts Festival, was released just 3 months later.

Since our first volume, ASPECT has grown substantially, creating six more issues as of early 2006, each featuring 5-10 artists working in new or experimental media. Each issue has taken a unique artistic theme as its subject, from location and space in "On Location" to joy and light-heartedness in "Joie de Vivre." ASPECT opens these subjects to discussion and reflection through artists’ interpretations of the themes in unconventional and often fascinating ways.