Flux Factory 2015 Exhibitions

  • Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York, 11101, US
  • Deadline: Jan 1 2015 at 12:00AM
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Flux Factory announces an open call for our 2015 exhibition season!

Flux expands the creative experience beyond the typical gallery setting, using our exhibition space and the public realm as sites for critical intervention. This approach has helped Flux build a reputation for being inventive, risk-taking, and playful, while supporting the creation of new collaborative work and serving as an access point for audiences to experience the multidisciplinary creative process.

Please visit our 2014 group exhibitions for reference: Exquisite Contraption, Nightlight, Homecoming, and Utopia School.

To apply for any of the exhibitions listed below, email the appropriate address with the exhibition title in the subject line. See individual exhibition descriptions for deadlines, notifications, and additional requests for relevant info. If you wish to apply for more than one exhibition, please send a separate email for each and make your application specific to the exhibition.

Counterfeiting For Cash (Early 2015)
In early 2015, we’ll be hosting a show about counterfeits and counterfeiting. We are looking for artworks (real, fake, or really fake) and interventions that might:

– confound notions of authorship & authenticity
– engage the public
– engage social media
– intervene in hubs of culture and commerce (such as museums’ collections and galleries)
– can be sold on the black market

Please send proposals to [email protected] by January 1st and include a link to your work.

STROBE Network (June 2015)
STROBE Network is a temporary channel set to broadcast in June 2015 via live internet stream as part of Flux Factory’s 2015 programming. STROBE Network is a platform for artists to envision what they want out of mass communication that conventional programming denies. In addition to internet streaming, STROBE will welcome a studio audience for live tapings at the sound stage in the Flux gallery in Queens, NY and offer kiosks and viewing parties at a variety of offsite host spaces.

We welcome submissions for live and pre-recorded works that make use of broadcasting as a means of presenting artworks. We are interested in performance, sound, new media, objects and video art (though all media and concepts are encouraged to apply). There are three ways to get involved with STROBE Network:

1. Submitting works for broadcast (suggestions: episodic works, fine art, entertainment, pirated materials, humor, mind expansion, electric boogaloo, art objects, movement and noise).

2. Proposing a position at the Network (suggestions: abstract interpretations of major network roles, executive, weatherman, daytime host, late night band, food stylists, experimental marketers, coders, animators, GIF artists, sound designers, web technicians, graphic designers).

3. Joining the project as a host space (suggestions: art spaces, web publications and venues that wish to host viewing events or programming, spaces in the NYC area interested in hosting a kiosk).

Guidelines For Submission:

You may apply as an individual or a group
No length requirements- your proposed project can be anywhere from a few seconds to several hours in length
Please email your submission to [email protected] and include: a description of your proposed project or position in no more than 500 words, examples of your work (no more than 10), CV, artist statement or bio (no more than 200 words), and answer the following: Are you more likely to be featured on Judge Judy, 60 Minutes, The Bachelorette, or other? (Please explain).
All submissions due February 1, 2015.
Demolition Derby (Late Summer 2015)
In late summer of 2015, Flux Factory will compete in a demolition derby.

We are planning to partner a team of cultural producers with a team of mechanics to prepare a car for the derby; and to celebrate and complicate this Americana tradition. We are looking for cultural producers who would like to collaborate on this project, get grease on their hands, and to treat each facet of the experience as a meaningful aesthetic opportunity (from the car, to the uniforms, cheers, theme songs, new carnival food, custom merchandise, etc., etc. etc.). We are particularly looking for collaborators who are from communities that are traditionally under-represented in demolition derby, county fair, and motorsport culture.

Please send a letter of interest to: [email protected] and include links to your work, ideas for what you would like to contribute, and please note any relevant skills you might have by April 1, 2015.

Hotel Wars (October 2015)
Hotels are popping up left and right in LIC. What makes each hotel unique? Who are the people inside of them? Flux Factory is organizing the first LIC Olympics to answer these questions. We’re calling upon hotel guests, neighbors, and tourists to fight for glory. Flux is seeking game designers, artists, musicians, and performers to collaboratively invent games and challenges, create anthems and ceremonies, and design team crests and costumes. We’ll stage actions both inside participating hotels and outside during a block party. Together we’ll engage a wide range of participants and encourage everyone to think critically about the expansion of tourism and hotels in LIC.

It’s not about ratings, it’s not about pools, it’s about who can win in a battle of wits, strength, and agility.

Please send your proposal to [email protected]. In your project proposal, please also tell us about one experience you’ve had in a hotel. Applications are due May 1st, and applicants will be notified mid-June.

Flux Factory’s 2015 Exhibitions program is supported supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.