Open Call for "GUI/GOOEY: technology meets biology”

  • Location: Plexus Projects URL: IRL: Brooklyn, NY
  • Deadline: Jun 30 2024 at 11:59PM

GUI/GOOEYupcoming exhibitions exploring digital representations of the biological world


International Open Call for Artworks in Any MediaOnline + In-Person Exhibitions Opening Fall 2024Next Submission Review: June 30, 2024SUBMIT WORK 


Plexus Projects (Brooklyn, NY) is accepting submissions of artworks for “GUI/GOOEY 2.O”, the second installment in a series of online and in-person exhibitions exploring digital representations of the biological world. The exhibitions interrogate intersections of computational paradigms and organic forms and transgress the boundaries that distinguish them.


“GUI/GOOEY” IS SIMULTANEOUSLY…– digital, computational, software, interfaces, menus, icons, cursors, tools, user settings, skeuomorphism, progress bars, crashes, glitches, memory, blockchain, crypto, ai, ones, zeros, bits, bytes– biological, corporeal, fleshy, visceral, wet, oozing, slimy, dripping, viscous, sticky, syrupy, mucilaginous, glutinous, tacky, gummy, embodiment, materiality, tactility, seduction, repulsion, bits, bites


ELIGIBILITYArtworks in any media will be considered for the online exhibition including static and time-based work as well as documentation of ephemeral artworks such as installations and performances. Screen-based artworks will be considered for the in-person exhibition.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS1 - Artwork: up to 5 images AND/OR up to 5 links (url’s for embeddable media)2 - Artwork Details: Title, Date, Media, Short Description3 - Submission Fee


TIMELINESubmissions Deadline: July 31, 2024Notification: Early September 2024Online & In-Person Exhibitions open: Fall 2024


ABOUT THE CURATORLaura Splan is a New York City based artist working at the intersections of Science, Technology, and Culture. Her research-based studio practice culminates in multimedia artworks, exhibitions, and events. With an approach grounded in what she calls the “GUI/gooey”, her work reframes artifacts of the posthuman landscape to interrogate the liminal spaces that mediate our relationship to nature and to our bodies. Her experimental curatorial projects serve as intersectional spaces to facilitate affinities and connections among artists in all media. Splan’s artworks and exhibitions have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Musea Brugge (Bruges), Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Pioneer Works (NYC), SÍM (Reykjavík), Galerie FOFA (Montréal), Onassis ONX (NYC), and The Nobel Prize Museum at Liljevalchs (Stockholm). A commission of her new work will be presented at Beall Center for Art+Technology for Getty's PST Art + Science Collide Initiative in Fall 2024.