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Open Call for Art - Letting Go

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 2, 2011, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    out of doors in downtown Newark Arts District, near Broad St and Central Ave, Newark, New Jersey, 07102, US

Media:  Performances, public interventions, videos and
temporary artwork (2 and 3-dimensional).
Curators Jeanne Brasile and Jade Lien of Rogue Video and Performance seek submissions for a series of out-of-doors performances,
interventions, videos and temporary artworks in Newark, New Jersey for its annual Open Doors 2011 event.  This event will activate the block that encompasses Broad Street, New Street, Central Avenue and Halsey Street on Saturday, October 22nd from 3pm to 9pm.  The exhibition will take place rain or shine. 
The exhibition Letting Go addresses the theme of catharsis on the part of the participating artists, the audience or both.   Art submissions should respond to the following: 
Catharsis is an act of emotional cleansing.  It is most commonly used in relation to dramatic theatre and was coined by the philosopher Aristotle in Poetics.  This emotional cleansing can be on the
part of one of more characters, or on the part of the audience.  By bringing repressed ideas or experiences into consciousness,
there is a release of tension which is purifying in nature. Catharsis, or
purging of emotions, produces profound feelings such as fear, sorrow, pity or even joy. In a broader sense, it can also refer to a sense of restoration, renewal, and revitalization; concepts that are poignant and greatly needed in this complicated emotional landscape we presently occupy.  The curators are particularly interested in
artwork that will engage the public, especially incidental viewers.
Full Prospectus:  http://rogueart.org