The Rules of the Internet were developed by an anonymous group of men more than 10 years ago. The list includes rules which deny females their internet presence. According to the rules, a person claiming to be a female is likely a male seeking attention. Another rule requires women to prove their gender by sharing a photograph of their naked body. These de facto internet rules continue to reinforce the gender politics and the male-dominant structure that we face daily, and must fight to change.
For this exhibition, Localhost is inviting a group of female artists to work with esteemed juror, Melissa Spitz, to create a collaborative exhibition confronting The Rules of the Internet. Because Localhost is rebuilt for each exhibition, the space can be customized from the ground up. We are looking for artists who want to work collaboratively with a small team to realize a powerful exhibition from start to finish. We are looking for artists using any and all mediums, 2d and 3d.
5-15 images of your work (2000px wide, sRGB)
A short statement about your work
A link to your website
If you’re an installation artist, please share a video or photos of your work installed, and a text document explaining the installation proposal.
If you’re a video based artist, please share a link to your work online.
If you don’t have one of the things we’re asking for, don’t worry! Submit anyways and inform us of what you’re missing. Your submission will still be considered.
Please send your proposals and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Juror:
Melissa Spitz (b.1988) is a working artist from St. Louis, Missouri, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from the University of Missouri - Columbia and her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her most prevalent body of work, You Have Nothing to Worry About, is centered around her mentally ill mother. The project has been featured by the Aperture Foundation, TIME Magazine, VICE, The Huffington Post and other publications.
For more of her work you can visit her website, http://www.melissaspitz.com/