Call for artists in support of ‘Occupy’ movement

0 Posted by - January 31, 2012 - Blog, Installations, Performance, Public art, Screen, Sound, Visual art, Word

Project Lowlives is seeking artists for a global online live presentation of artistic work in support the Occupy movement. Lowlives: Occupy! will take place on March 3, 2012.

From the website:

The Occupy protests, and the myriad of perspectives and experiences related to this unique moment, will be amplified, explored, and experimented with, through Low Lives’ internet-based creative platform. Low Lives: Occupy! recognizes the powerful opportunity that is the presentation of performances from around the world, and invites artists to open eyes and minds by presenting a radical re-imagining of possible ways of existing and relating.

Deadline for proposals: 6 February 2012

Eligibility:

Low Lives: Occupy! seeks projects including, but not limited to, performance art, public actions and interventions, happenings, acts of protest and civil disobedience, taking place in both real and virtual spaces.

Only proposals for live actions will be considered (streaming pre-recorded videos will not be considered). Preferred duration of proposed works is 5 minutes or less, however if the work proposed is impossible to present in 5 minutes, up to 12 minute performances will be considered.
All artists, artist collectives, individuals, and groups in solidarity with the Occupy protests are invited to submit proposals. Artists who have participated in previous Low Lives projects are eligible to participate.

Submission Requirements:

• Submit a written proposal for work to be considered, including: a description of the work; duration; how the works supports the Occupy movement; location where the work will be presented; and if the work proposed has been presented before
• If possible, include links to artist website/s or other relevant sites
• Include up to 3 jpeg images, no larger than 300 dpi, that support your proposal and/or up to 2 links to video work samples (videos should be 2-3min each, or note desire start time for 2-3 min of review of longer documentation) 
- Include an Artist / Individual / Group Bio
• Optional: CV or Resume
• No entry fee

Email complete materials to lowlivesoccupy@gmail.com with Low Lives: Occupy! in the subject line.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information, go to the Lowlives website.

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