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Call for Artistic Proposals and Submissions_An ILLUMINATED iDENTITY

Open Call: Undergraduate and Graduate student artists working in and responding to a question of identity and individuality in a context of the Future-Present (democratized surveillance, weaponized branding, mobilized e-motions, and mythological realities).

XPACE/IMAGES festival is seeking proposals from student artists who are interested in responding to a question of the Future-Present. One could think of the term “Future-Present” as being a condition in which our dreams of the future collide with the reality of the present and where the real and imagined world are as one after the idealized World of Tomorrow has been dissolved. We live in a world that integrates technology with daily life, causing physiological and psychological shifts, giving us a kind of cybernetic lens in which to view the world. A lens that not only affects the way we think about ourselves and the world but also the images we use to represent that world. Now that peoples, places, and things are all accessible at the click of a button, what does it mean to be an individual in our contemporary condition and how are our identities formed? Proposals should consider the space the artwork occupies, the media used and its relationship to the subject in question, and a thorough understanding of the relative condition being: the Future-Present. Proposals are encouraged to be innovative and critical but also visually stimulating and sensorially provocative.

Examples may include, but are not limited to:

Online or Web specific art
Computer specific art
3D Prints
Digital Images and/or Videos
Performance Video and/or Live Performance
Animated GIF
Robotics and/or Haptic Technologies
Mobile Technologies
Weaponized Technologies
Archetypal Technologies (ie. LED’s, Electromagnetics, Cybernetics/Body-Mod Tech, Drone, etc.)

Electronic Submissions only can be sent to:

Deadline: December 15th, 2012
Include in your submission:
images of the proposed work (or relevant work) or a link to a website and/or youtube/vimeo
– MAXIMUM of 6 images (72dpi @ 768 x 1024)
description of the proposed work, including physical qualities, spatial and hanging needs, technical requirements, etc. (max. 150 words, PDF only)
brief artist statement and biography (max. 200 words, PDF only)
CV (2 pages MAX, PDF only)

for addition information contact the curator of the project David Hanes: