call for work, online exhibition

NO DEADLINE: Call for Work - The Prostitution of Art blog

The Prostitution of Art

DEADLINE: no deadline for ongoing blog;

An international call for work sent via the internet to be:

1. Displayed on The Prostitution of Art blog for posterity

2. All properly formatted works will be accepted; this is not a juried show.

Please SUBMIT any of the following:

- written material
    (please cut and paste into an email, no attached pdf or .doc files)
- photographs (jpeg files)
- videos not more than 15 minutes in length
    (links to Vimeo videos preferred but youtube acceptable)
- audio clips (links to MP3 files)

on the subject The Prostitution of Art which should be freely interpreted.

Some possibilities include works drawn from your own personal experience or perception of the current state of art and the selling of art, Capitalism, bartering for services rendered, historical perspectives on various art forms and disciplines (Fluxus, Painting, Mail Art, Performance Art, Dance, Music, Film, Video, etc), What is selling out?, fear of success, critics, universities, art as an industry, outsider art, the media, random thoughts / rants / open discussions, writings and visual materials, imaginary or real.

Please email your submission with the following information to:
Jane @ mobius.org
with the subject line beginning: PoArt BLOG

(boldface items are required):

- Your name (as you would like it to be listed online)
- Your city, state/province, country
- where you saw this call for work
- optional title and / or description of your entry
- optional website/blog links you would like listed online
- optional permission to publish your submission via a magazine

Once I receive your submission, I will post your submission and information asap on
http://theprostitutionofart.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Restrictions/Clarifications/Reiterations:
1. You must be the creator and own the rights to whatever material you submit - please DO NOT submit someone else's article or work.
2. Mobius is considering producing a magazine from accepted works. This magazine would be available at cost plus a modest amount to cover administration fees through http://www.mobius.org Please indicate in your submission if you would grant permission for your work to be reproduced. You are under no obligation to purchase nor will your submission be judged by whether you grant or reject permission.
3. All submitted entries will be accepted as long they are formatted as specified in the call. updated 11/4/2011 by jw

call for work, online exhibition

NO DEADLINE: Call for Work - Online Exhibition Signs of Our Times 4

Signs of Our Times 4
(starting with blog post #388)
An online study of signs,
especially as means of language
or miscommunication
no deadline for ongoing blog

An international call for works in .jpeg format only, sent via internet to be:  

1. Displayed on The Signs of Our Times blog for posterity

2.
Works received for Signs of Our Times 4 will be part of a video slideshow with original compositions by invited composers at some future date.

All properly formatted works will be accepted; this is not a juried show.  You may submit up to 3 "new"* works at a time even if you've participated in previous or in this current call for work. 

INTENT:

Have you ever been walking, bicycling, driving, sitting in a bus or train and suddenly seen a sign which made you do a double take? or seen a sign whose meaning escaped you or initially gave you pause and then perhaps you comprehended its meaning or didn't? or a sign which made no sense at all?  or a sign that just made you laugh or cry hysterically for some unfathomable reason?

This call is about those puzzling/surreal/emotionally evocative signs of our times.  "Of our times" is defined as either drawing from your own personal experience/history or the collective's present, near past or imagined future.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Please submit one of the following:

  • a photograph of an actual sign with or without text in any language and with or without other accompanying information/text/graphics,
  • photograph of a work in any media which is your interpretation or memory of an actual sign with or without accompanying information/text/graphics
  • an imaginary sign which may or may not contain text in any language which would prove thought-provoking or puzzling or even humorous to another observer of your imagined sign.  In this last case, the actual jpeg file might actually BE the sign if you wish OR you can submit a photograph of the sign you created in some other media.

In essence, the actual signs may be real or something created or manipulated by you in any media but the actual work you submit must be in the form of a jpeg file sent via the internet.

SUBMIT

Please email the following to:     Jane @ mobius.org

(or if you are facebook friends with Jane Hsiaoching Wang, you can reach me via facebook instead, be forewarned that just tagging my name might not work - I've missed a few posts unfortunately due to not seeing the tagged facebook posts)

(boldface items are required):

  1. Your name (as you would like it listed on the blog - which may be simply your initials, a pseudonym or Anonymous, if you would prefer to not use your real name)
  2. Your city, province/state, country
  3. an attached jpeg file, approximately: 300 dpi, 1800x1200, 756 KB
  4. Your Website and/or blog link
  5. Description/anecdote about the sign if you like in any language (100 words or less please).
  6. Your permission for Mobius to use your photo(s) on the Signs of Our Times blog and related exhibitions/videos using "Your name" as submitted in Item 1.

If you are concerned about copyrights, I strongly advise you to embed your name into your photo before you submit it to me.

Once I receive your submission, I will post your jpeg file(s) and information (most likely in several months as I am trying to post once per week) on:

http://mobius-signsofourtimes.blogspot.com/

A link to your blog post will also appear on Mobius' facebook page sometime thereafter:

http://www.facebook.com/mobiusartistsgroup

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

PS, The Signs of Our Times 3 video with music/sound pieces by several composers will premiere sometime (hopefully) in the 2016/2017 season