Posted on:July 23, 2015
Is your code art? Do you find yourself walking the liminal space between software engineer and artist, unsure about how to introduce yourself at parties? Does your bill of materials often included 5 volt regulators? Do you stay up late tweaking archaic shell scripts and obscure GL calls? If so…we want you to come and play.
Here’s what’s going down:
MediaLounge is a pop-up digital art exhibition happening this November in New York City. We’re looking for submissions. Guide Lines are pretty simple: We’re looking for pieces that leverage technologies you don’t normally see in a gallery.
So what do you get?
Well…you get the opportunity to be a part of something (we think is) new. An exhibition created for and curated by those same technophiles who believe in you, believe in your process, and believe that what you making is excitingly new and uniquely beautiful.
Plus you might even sell a piece or two.
MediaLounge will be hosted by The Westbeth Gallery. An amazing gallery geared towards exposing the world to amazing art. A beautiful space and a beautiful opportunity.
You are probably eligible to submit to MediaLounge. Unless you are an unchaperoned robot. Or a disembodied consciousness trapped in a mainframe. Or an alien.
A panel of arts professionals, creative technologists, and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2015 exhibit. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, their creative repurposing of technologies, and their potential for engaging and surprising audiences. All applicants will be notified by email a week after submission deadline.
A crucial part of MediaLounge is demystifying the magic of technology. We're interested in helping your audience understand the how and the why of a piece of art in addition to its function. To that end, please indicate if you are interested leading a workshop around some of the tools and techniques you used in creating your work. Think of it less like pulling back the curtain on the wizard and more like a stroll down the yellow brick road of your process.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO EMAIL YOUR MATERIALS.
Applications must include:
1. Statement of Objective (In 250 words or less, describe your piece. Please include material needs and setup requirements.)
2. Artist Statement (In 250 words or less, write a statement about your work and your process.)
3. Bio (100 words or less)
4. Resume (Please include your name, address, phone number and email address in this document along with exhibition and educational background.)
You may submit a maximum of ten (10) still images of the proposed work and/or relevant past works.
You may submit up to three (3) videos. Please include links to videos on a separate document.
***SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY MIDNIGHT AUGUST 6TH***
Email all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission information also available at medialoungenyc.org/submit