Art in the Age of Social Distancing
SPACE is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for our new multi-disciplinary remote exhibition Broadcasts: Art in the Age of Social Distancing.
We will share this project with audiences around the world through a twice weekly newsletter, with additional highlights on our website and social media channels.
We invite artists, musicians, writers, performers, and thinkers of all kinds to submit documentation of the work they are making, performing, and practicing in isolation. Broadcasts seeks to archive artists’ testimonies and creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolds, highlighting the artistic drive to bear witness, process experience, and adapt to a changing world. With theaters, museums, galleries, libraries, clubs, and venues all shuttered in the name of public health, this exhibition explores remote ways of promoting collective communion with art when we cannot gather together.
Broadcasts continues SPACE’s legacy of artist-led, community-developed programming ranging from the celebrated Free for All 2D exhibitions, 2015's Goods & Services pop-up shop/“retail experiment”, 2018’s Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB), and 2020’s Light Room: Practice.
Possible submissions include:
- New work in all media (music, writing, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, dance, performance of all kinds) that you are making during social distancing, including initial sketches, drafts, and works in progress
- Work you made prior to COVID-19 that you are performing or seeing in a new light now (tell us why you chose this work in this moment)
If you are a musician, dancer, actor, or performer of any kind, we ask that you do not submit a previously recorded video unless your testimony sheds light on how it is relevant now. We hope you’ll consider submitting new documentation of yourself performing from your home during social distancing (i.e. a new video of an existing work).
How to submit:
- Email us at email@example.com with the subject line "Broadcasts".
- Attach or provide a download link to photos (jpeg, tiff, png, or pdf) of your work or videos (mp4) of you performing your work. By sending us a video, you consent to us publishing it on our YouTube channel.
- Let us know where you live or create (a.k.a. where is your remote broadcast coming from?)
- Include a few sentences about your experience of social distance and the impacts on your creative practice.
- Include your website, Bandcamp link, social media handle, or personal fundraiser link.
How to view Broadcasts:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Opt-in” to receive our twice weekly email with exclusive artist broadcasts and testimonies.
- Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for posts tagged #broadcastsfromspace
Broadcasts from SPACE begin April 1, 2020.