LOW LIVES 4
Networked Performance Festival
Event Dates: 27, 28 April 2012
Open call for proposals
Deadline: 25 March 2012
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Artists working in any media are invited to submit proposals for live performance-based works.
Each Presenting Partner (see list below) will follow their curatorial process to select one performance to take place at their venue. In addition, 36 artists will be selected from artist proposals responding to this Call for Artists, and will be invited to present their work across the Low Lives network. These performances will be transmitted through the internet from a location of the artists’ choice. The Selections Committee will be comprised of Directors and Curators from Presenting Partner institutions and Low Lives’ production team.
Artists selected to participate in this exhibition will be instructed on how to transmit their performance through a live online broadcasting network. Performances will be projected in real time across the Low Lives 4 network of Presenting Partners and venues. The exhibit will also be available for online viewing, both in real time as it unfolds across political boundaries and time zones, and on the Low Lives website after the event.
A full-color catalog and companion DVD with information and an image for each participating artist will be produced for Low Lives 4 after the exhibition takes place. Artists interested in participating in Low Lives 4 are encouraged to visit www.lowlives.net to view previous Low Lives exhibition catalogs and performance videos.
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, New Jersey) www.aljira.org
Center for Performance Research (CPR) (Brooklyn, New York) www.cprnyc.org
Chez Bushwick (Brooklyn, New York) www.chezbushwick.net
Diaspora Vibe Gallery (Miami, Florida) www.diasporavibe.net
Fusebox Festival (Austin, Texas) www.fuseboxfestival.com
Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) www.legionarts.org
Little Berlin (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) www.littleberlin.org
Living Arts (Tulsa, Oklahoma) www.livingarts.org
Mascher Space Co-op (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) www.mascherdance.com
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) (Portland, Oregon) www.pica.org
QMAD- Queens Media Art Development (Queens, New York) www.qmad.org
Real Art Ways (Harford, Connecticut) www.realartways.org
SOMArts (San Francisco, California) www.somarts.org
Spread Art (Brooklyn, New York) www.spreadart.org
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) (Salt Lake City, Utah) www.umfa.utah.edu
La Periferia (Merida, Mexico) www.galerialaperiferia.com
Trinidad & Tobago
Alice Yard (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) www.aliceyard.blogspot.com
Konic Thtr (Barcelona, Spain) www.koniclab.info
the temporary space (Japan) www.thetemporaryspace.com
Dimanche Rouge (Paris, France) www.dimancherouge.wordpress.com
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá (MAC) (Colombia) www.mac.org.co
At The Vanishing Point (Sydney, Australia) www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au
Eventual Ashes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) www.eventualashes.com
*This list includes Presenting Partners who are confirmed as of 2/1/12. Additional Presenting Partners may be added before the event date.
Submission Requirements (Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered):
Artists can submit written proposals for previously created works or new work to be considered. There are no criteria as to the subject/theme of the work.
Include in your submission:
- Artist Statement
- Artist Bio
- CV or Resume
- Links to artist website/s or other related web destinations
- Up to 4 jpeg images that support your proposal
- Location (City, State, Country) where you plan to transmit your performance
- Only proposals for live performances will be considered
- Duration of proposed works must not exceed 5 minutes
Email complete materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with Low Lives 4 Submission in the subject line.
In an effort to allow the Low Lives platform to include as many artists as possible, artists who participated in Low Lives 3 are not eligible to participate in Low Lives 4. Artists who participated in Low Lives 1 and 2, and in Low Lives: Occupy! are eligible to participate in Low Lives 4.
March 25: Submission deadline
April 1: Artists notified on selection
April 27: Low Lives 4- Day 1 - 8:30pm – 11:30pm (U.S. EST)
April 28: Low Lives 4- Day 2 - 3:00pm – 6:00pm (U.S. EST)
Founding Director / Producer
Born in Morelos, México, Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. He uses traditional and new media, as well as performative elements to investigate communication systems and the effect of technology on artistic production, social structures and communities. Rojas’ work and curatorial projects have been exhibited internationally. In 2009, Rojas founded Low Lives, where he currently serves as Director, Producer, and Curator.
Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization based in Brooklyn, is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance, with a strong focus on new choreography. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has been acknowledged as a new model for economic sustainability in the performing arts, offering $8/hour subsidized rehearsal space, and thereby fostering the creation, development, and performance of new work. Chez Bushwick is also responsible for a number of performance programs that encourage artistic freedom, collaboration, and creative risk-taking. www.chezbushwick.net
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Juan Obando received a BA in Industrial Design with a minor in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. In 2005 he started the ongoing BZC Media Corporation Project (an international art unit based in Bogotá, with cells in Venezuela, USA, and The Netherlands,) and has subsequently been exhibiting throughout The USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, Colombia and Venezuela. His work has been selected twice for Colombia’s “Salon Nacional de Artistas” (2008, 2010) and reviewed by different international publications. After receiving an MFA in Electronic and Time-Based Art from Purdue University, Juan currently works between Colombia and The USA and holds a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Elon University in North Carolina. www.juanobando.com
SPREAD ART is an artist-run creative incubator designed to foster new works through collaborations with artists and curators from around the world. SPREAD ART supports emerging artists through group and solo exhibitions, music events, and performance showcases. SPREAD ART provides opportunities for all kids and adults to explore their creativity and increase self-awareness through art. SPREAD ART assists artists and arts organizations to begin new art events or evolve existing events in their community. SPREAD ART looks forward to hearing how we can support your creative endeavors.
For additional information please visit www.lowlives.net