An exuberant politics is exhortative, celebratory, evocative.
It is foot-stomping, lung-splitting, booty-shaking.
It’s in your face, your backyard, your neighborhood, your watershed, your continent.
It’s planetary, and it’s right here.
It is direct, but it likes to dance.
It’s exuberant, and it starts with you.
“Exuberant Politics” is issuing a call for film/video programmers, activist archivists, and DIY curators to propose 70-90 minute programs of moving image work featuring exuberant, vivacious, and creative responses to historical and contemporary political issues.
Proposed programs could map a historical arc or be based around specific topics, like “exuberant pacifism,” or “rocking reproductive righteousness.” We are particularly interested in proposals that combine projects by politically-engaged artists’ with creative activism undertaken by people who do not identify as artists. Programs may include performance or protest actions documented by video, as well as work taking film/video as its primary medium.
A total of three programs will be selected to screen at the University of Iowa in Fall 2013, with potential for additional screenings to be arranged in consultation with programmers and artists. Selected programmers will receive a $250 honorarium and up to $400 for screening fees.
“Exuberant Politics” is a yearlong series of programs organized by University of Iowa faculty and Iowa City artists and arts organizations. The “Exuberant Politics” film series is funded by the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
Proposals should include a 250 word description of the program, a tentative list of works (with short synopses and runtimes), and a 250 word narrative bio of the programmer. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21, 2013. Submissions will be reviewed, selected, and notified by May 5.