Loop Art Critique (LAC) is a gesamtkunstwerk, a comprehensive artwork comprising multiple art forms located in Onland, a metaverse developed by art and technology non-profit, The MUD Foundation. As an arts space, LAC is committed to group critique and experimental exhibitions. It is open to artists who can upload their artwork and who have experience with the metaverse or no experience at all. There will be an orientation and materials available to help guide them. The critiques are moderated by two moderators, founder and director Ariel Baron-Robbins and LAC's official documentarian cha, who can help artists with creating their artwork while in the cohort.
Through our Open Call, artists are invited to participate in a four-week residency program that features live critiques with a moderator. These sessions, lasting 2.5 hours each, take place twice weekly, every Monday and Wednesday from 12-3 pm est, 9-12 pdt, 5-8pm London, 6-9pm Europe, 11pm-2am HKT, 12:30-3:30am ACST.
For the month of September, applications to LAC will be juried by Doreen A. Ríos. Rios is an independent curator and researcher. Her work focuses on digital art, post-digital practices and new materialities. She is the founder and director of [ANTI]MATERIA, an online platform dedicated to the research and exhibition of art produced through digital media. She was chief curator at Centro de Cultura Digital from 2019 to 2021.
Doreen graduated with a Masters in Contemporary Curating from Winchester School of Arts, specialising in digital cultures, and with a degree in Architecture from the Tec de Monterrey. She’s currently enrolled at the PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at University of California, San Diego, she is Advisor of Advanced Technologies at KADIST and she’s part of the International Selectors Committee for Lumen Art Prize. Simultaneously she VJs at minipixel and conducts experimental research at Unidad de Conciencias Colectivas Terrestres.
Artists may submit only artwork to the Open Call. No resumes, cv's, websites or biographies. Artists may use handles, pseudonyms, voice changers and non-representational avatars. Apply here: https://forms.gle/BqkLAEMqDxouZN286