Caleb Engstrom
Since 2008
Works in Iowa City United States of America

Growing up as a kid in rural Iowa, I spent a substantial amount of time at my grandparent’s house, doing various odd jobs as I was told. Since that time I have labored and gained experience in a variety of jobs from delivering newspapers, to cooking at a diner, and for a time pouring aluminum castings for tractor parts as a means for my passions. Presently within my work, I draw upon established concepts and ideas of labor, tests of will, and the ephemeral.

Often found in my music, performance, and installation pieces are the immeasurable and incommunicable juxtaposed with numbers and time. Through research I have found that when I am able to create some formula in which to work in, it better allows for the materials to speak to me. I am interested in further researching this connection between restriction and creativity. I feel as if through a “handicapped” lens, the process and materials become guiding, both conceptually and aesthetically.
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Call for Video

Thu Jan 15, 2009 00:00

United States of America

BS Gallery in Iowa City, IA is curating an event, a night of film/video that will take place on a night to be determined this winter. The night is yet to be determined because it is weather dependent. We will be building a snow wall in the backyard of the BS Gallery (our home) that will serve as a surface for video projection. It is our hope to use this snow wall as the catalyst or conceptual guide for the work submitted and selected. There will be hot chocolate and other warm drinks, lawn chairs, and a fire in the fire pit.

Submissions should be mailed to:
BS Gallery
Attn: Caleb Engstrom
220 W Benton St.
Iowa City, IA 52246

You may also submit via email.
Please link to the video in your email and not attach it.