Deadline:
Oct
11
2006
Call for Submissions:

Black Rock Call for Submissions

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POSTED BY: Gallery Aferro | Wed Oct 11th, 2006 8:25 p.m.

BLACK ROCK: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF HOME FROM ISOLATION TO CONNECTION TASK FORCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11
SHOW OPENS JANUARY 27

Love is real.

Please forward this call far and wide. This show is a conversation by artists of the African Diaspora and those influenced by the diaspora's cultural forms in transforming our most ideepest fears and conditions and our most innovative visions through an artistic call and response.

http://rebornhome.com/BlackRockCall.html

REBORN
transforming and innovating collective vision
www.rebornhome.com

BLACK ROCK: THE METAMORPHOSIS OF HOME FROM ISOLATION TO CONNECTION TASK FORCE

Produced by Noelle Lorraine Williams (REBORN) www.rebornhome.com
Curated by Noelle Lorraine Williams and Kevin Darmanie

Hosted by Gallery Aferro (Limited Engagement) www.aferro.org
73 Market Street
Newark, NJ

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PROPOSALS- DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11 l Black Rock Meditation Page

"Isolation to Connection Task Force identify and gather yourselves!"

BACKGROUND : Isolation to Connection Task Force identify and gathers yourselves! Artists of the African Diaspora of the last two centuries have been uplifted and burdened by being of a community that shares the story of a homeland, forced departure and a limited citizenship in their new homes.Like the conflicting and disturbing history of Plymouth Rock and the constant conversation with world - the relationship of a home has been mythical, burdened with dislocation, conflicting, tense and profoundly innovative and beautiful. Spanning from Catlett to Baraka to Shange to Dash to Rivera to Walker to Chuck D to Gerima and Basquiat we have claimed on the world stage a complicated Home space. Straddling the multiple desires of mastering tradition, reflecting communal concerns and desires and innovating the imagination of the nation and the world at large. Artists of the African Diaspora and those that utilize its forms have re-imagined what it means to be at Home and what it is to be an artist... We are accepting work from artists of the African Diaspora (Including but not limited to Multiracial, Blacks, Latinos and Indigenous Native) and those influenced by its traditional and contemporary forms.

CALLThis show brings togetherfine, performing, craft, intellectual, activist and commercial visual artists. Specifically we want those who see art as ritual as a gesture - idea or physicalto release the isolation of the mind, heart and body. One of the goals to re-shift the imaginationregarding community. We are welcoming submissions for a dynamic installation of artists whose work is at the forefront of birthing a “Call and Response” between their inner selves, community, nation and world. It is a presentation of Home. We are accepting work that explores of our greatest disappointments, fears and most innovative visions about our historical, contemporary and future Home. This show is coming together of mythic and historic proportion. It marks the conversations with Home in a post 20th Century Civil Rights Movement and Black Arts Movement and independence and nationalist movements in the Caribbean, South America and Africa. It is welcomes multiple violent and gentle visions of Home. A visual and performing art metamorphosis by descendants of the African Diaspora and those who utilize the images and cultural practices.

GENERAL REQUEST: Fine art (all mediums sculpture, painting, photography) Video Film and Craft
SPECIAL REQUEST
a) Installation Art -
b) Installation of Communal Circle space (Space will be used for performances and panels)
c) Interactive Art
d) Innovative Black Doll Displays and Makers
e) Black Comic and Comics who do work utilizing Black characters
f) Home objects redefined There are spaces for three installations. Also we are taking proposals for the installation of the community forum space which would be the stage/platform, circle that speakers and performers will use for call and response performances.

RESPONSE1- Biography 2- Resume/ Curriculum Vitae 3- Artist Statement 4- CD or DVD. or Web Links 5- Listing of Submissions and Price Listing (please adjust prices to include a 70\% (Artist) 30\% (Gallery) split)

OPTION 1 - E-MAIL SUBMISSION ATTACHMENTS OR LINKS TO: BlackRock@rebornhome.com

OPTION 2 - MAIL SUBMISSION TO:
Noelle Lorraine Williams
P.O. Box 22448
Newark, NJ 07102

Link:
http://rebornhome.com/BlackRockCall.html