Open Call: Encounters with Incomprehension

  • Deadline:
    Oct. 15, 2021, 8:10 p.m.
  • Location:

Encounters with Incomprehension
We all experience encounters with incomprehension: times when meaning is obscured on purpose, forces act upon us that are difficult to understand much less accept, and/or ideas and beliefs of others seem beyond belief. Undoubtedly, there are others out there who have similar reactions to the way we each inhabit the world.

The aesthetic space is one in which incomprehension or the inaccessibility of clear, concise meaning often carries cachet. We want our art to continue to be mysterious, to have additional lessons to teach in the future. Encounters with art can be encounters with incomprehension. Poetry operates on a similar register, where meanings are often obscured, layered, or otherwise complicated.

As part of the 2021-22 edition of The Wrong, we are putting together a pavilion that explores art that tells us something about incomprehension. We are interested in both literal interpretations (unreadable/visual obscured texts, nonsense, algorithmic language, etc.) and metaphorically (projects that draw upon attempts to approach incomprehensible subject matter or experiences of incomprehension). All mediums will be accepted that can be presented in a digital format.

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Deadline: Ongoing