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OPPORTUNITY

OPEN CALL Elevator Music


Deadline:
Sat Jul 10, 2010 00:00

ELEVATOR MUSIC (for The Intuitionists)
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA
aferro.org

OPEN CALL

Deadline July 10, 2010.

Musicians and artists working with sound are invited to submit MP3's under 10 minutes in length to be played on permanent loop in the freight elevator of Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA and archived as part of Aferro Publications. Artist Adam Trowbridge will jury selections. Submit via email submit@aferro.org

Some possible thematic points of departure (or arrival)

Passenger and Freight, The Elevator Paradox, Monotony, Functionality, Accidents.

Ascension and Descent. Rising or falling, and of course, Gravity.

The idea of the prelude, an interval, a non-moment not worthy of record or remembrance. The elevator may provide a brief space to prepare privately for a more public moment.

Silence, except for noise related to weather. Temperature fluctuations in the shaft, a space connected to the outdoors and the interior of the building.

Adam Trowbridge is an artist focused on research that fractures the intersection of sensation and cognition, or any collective basis for meaning, purpose and communication. His work explores the aesthetic possibilities that arise as communication breaks down. Using new media and popular culture in a practice at the intersection of linguistics and sensational aesthetics, he invents incidents that occur slightly above the noise level, between words that organize our communities and the chaos that lies beyond them. Materially, his recent work has been in the form of theater, performance, responsive art and video. He is also working with Philadelphia’s Basekamp to expand the education outreach of Plausible Artworlds, a collaborative initiative that aims to provide a platform for examining and accompanying the emergence of plural artistic environments. http://www.atrowbri.com/


OPPORTUNITY

OPEN CALL Video Melee


Deadline:
Fri Apr 30, 2010 00:00

VIDEO MELEE
OPEN CALL FOR MOVING IMAGERY IN ANY FORMAT
Gallery Aferro
aferro.org

Artists are invited to bring moving imagery, either pre-recorded or created live, for Video Melee in Gallery Aferro’s main gallery. Video Melee will go on from 5/1 till 5/28. The main gallery is 19 feet wide by 170 feet long. Email to express your intent as soon as possible submit@aferro.org, bring equipment and imagery to 73 Market St Newark NJ.

Video Melee works as follows:

1) From 4/28-4/30, from 11-7, bring the means to display your imagery, i.e. DVD player/screen combos, TV’s, projectors, etc.

2) Plug your equipment in and set up your equipment to loop.

3) This will go on until all space and available electrical power is exhausted.

4) Enjoy the opening reception on 5/1.

5) After 5/28, remove your equipment.

Video Melee is a democratic experiment, less about claims to “firsts” than about the enactment of small rituals and gestures in downtowns everywhere.

Some possible themes for use as points of departure:

Liquid Crystal, meaning the ubiquity of devices with screens, more specifically the modern usage of screen-equipped devices in a wide variety of nondomestic, nontheatrical contexts, including public conveyance such as metro subways and long-distance charter buses. This nondomestic usage creates views of the silent or near-silent gestures of actors and dancers displayed on small portable screen/player devices held by the device owner, who wears headphones.

Plenitude and Comparative Deprivation, such as in imagery, in attention spans, in inexpensive consumer grade equipment, in screen size and concurrent aspirational spending, and in the sometimes-vacuous language of open calls for artistic participation.


OPPORTUNITY

Aferro Studio Residency 2010


Deadline:
Fri Dec 18, 2009 00:00

Aferro Studio Residency
Now Accepting applications for 2010 artists in residence
Due December 18, 2009
www.aferro.org
submit@aferro.org

2 weeks!

About the Residency:

Several of the 08-09 Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with peers afforded by residency in the
building was one of the best aspects of their experience. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of
the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the public.

Residents will be awarded a 1200-2000 sq ft studio for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors,
a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the
residency. The current Aferro building can accommodate up to 5 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work,
commitment to their field, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and
non-Newark residents.

The Studios
Studios range in size from 1200 to 2000 square feet. The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal
amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio. 6-month slots are available beginning
Feb 20, 2010

Artist Responsibilities
$225 a month per studio covers all utilities.

Eligibility
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions about your application, our space or what you might want to do with your time at Aferro.

Applications via email only.

Materials for Application

A CVResume
Artist Statement
A proposal for what you would like to do with your residency/statement of need
Contact Information
Work samples: 10 jpeg images, under 1 MB each.

For film/video, please
email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site links. Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete application.


OPPORTUNITY

Aferro Studio Residency Open Call


Deadline:
Fri Dec 18, 2009 00:00

Aferro Studio Residency
Now Accepting applications for 2010 artists in residence
Due December 18, 2009
www.aferro.org
submit@aferro.org

About the Residency:

Several of the 08-09 Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with peers afforded by residency in the
building was one of the best aspects of their experience. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of
the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the public.

Residents will be awarded a 1200-2000 sq ft studio for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors,
a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the
residency. The current Aferro building can accommodate up to 5 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work,
commitment to their field, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and
non-Newark residents.

The Studios
Studios range in size from 1200 to 2000 square feet. The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal
amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio. 6-month slots are available beginning
Feb 20, 2010

Artist Responsibilities
$225 a month per studio covers all utilities.

Eligibility
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions about your application, our space or what you might want to do with your time at Aferro.

Applications via email only.

Materials for Application

A CV\Resume
Artist Statement
A proposal for what you would like to do with your residency/statement of need
Contact Information
Work samples: 10 jpeg images, under 1 MB each.

For film/video, please
email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site links. Please do not refer us to a general website link or send an incomplete application.


OPPORTUNITY

Newark New Media


Deadline:
Wed Sep 30, 2009 00:00

City Without Walls cwow.org
Artist in Residence opportunity
Newark New Media
Due 5PM • SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

View prospectus: http://bit.ly/3oa2CF

City Without Walls (cWOW), in collaboration with Saint Barnabas Health Care System, NewarkWORKS, and Newark Public Schools, seeks an artist-in-residence for its Newark New Media residency, education, and exhibition program at the intersection of new technology and contemporary art.

TRAINING + MAJOR EXHIBITION
The new media artist in residence, working with a team of high-school apprentices, will create a major
new work of new media art that will be exhibited at a prominent Newark venue. The artist will receive a
stipend of $1,700 and an equipment/materials budget. Ten high-school students will apprentice under the
artist’s supervision in ten weekly three-hour afterschool training sessions at Barringer High School’s newly
equipped technology lab from mid October through December, 2009. The final artwork will be presented in
June 2010 at a high-profile cWOW exhibition, possibly, at the Prudential Center’s state-of-the-art 4,800
square-foot outdoor urban screen seen by thousands of daily commuters.

MEMBERS ONLY
Open to all cWOW members, including new members who join cWOW by the submission deadline with a
minimum annual donation of $35 for individual members or $25 for students and seniors. Artist member work will become part of cWOW’s registry, and will be reviewed by every curator for every show that you select within a year of joining.

NEW MEDIA ART ONLY
All innovative interpretations of new media art will be considered, requiring some critical use of digital
technology in the art-making process and product. Interactive gaming and/or short-form video for largescale
urban screens, and an integral incorporation of youth perspectives are especially encouraged.

ONLINE ONLY
After joining online, please email your proposal to info@cwow.org with “NNM” in the subject line and
upload your entry materials at www.cWOW.org. Entry materials must include: (A) short
proposal/statement regarding the artwork to be created, (B) any required materials/equipment budget,
(C) ten-week curriculum, (D) resume, and (E) up to twenty images, five videos, and/or URLs.
Due 5PM • SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Must include complete online application and receipt of membership donation (online or by mail).

GENERAL POLICIES & MISSION
Exhibition and reception dates to be determined. cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging art that
advances the careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art. cWOW's gallery in
downtown Newark is a state-of-the-art facility with over 1,600 square feet of exhibition space, including a
main gallery, a new-media project room, 9-foot screen, several flat-screen TVs, and other video projection
equipment. cWOW is New Jersey’s oldest not-for-profit alternative art space, founded in 1975, and a
three-time recipient of the prestigious NJ State Council on the Arts "Citation of Excellence.