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trashed - call for video art

  • Deadline:
    April 8, 2011, midnight
  • Location:
    out of doors in downtown Newark Arts District, near Broad St and Central Ave, Newark, USA, New Jersey, 07102, US

CALL FOR ART- trashed
curators, Meghan Blowers and Marie Sullivan, in collaboration with Rogue Video
and The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University are seeking submissions for “trashed,”
and exhibition of contemporary video art which explores and discovers the
potential for beauty, meaning and use in the discarded.  By investigating the redemptive quality of
reclaiming and re-using abandoned matter, the curators offer insight into a
burgeoning revolution which re-orders the conventional meaning of worth.  The resurrection of trash will be uniquely
explored by individual participating artists through their interpretations of
the motivations, processes and effects of this counter-cultural upheaval.  The artists’ focus may be broad or narrow and
may delve into the psychological, spiritual or physical consequences of the transformation
of the worthless to the valued. 
Presenting a diverse array of works will assist the curators in
conveying the breadth and significance of the “salvage” movement.  Videos will be selected based on artistic
merit, relevancy and overall meaning.
The video
screening will take place on Thursday, April 28th in an out of doors
urban environment (to be announced) in the Arts District of Newark, New Jersey .
Videos will be projected in an unconventional setting to increase incidental
viewership and audience participation. 
Additionally, this will give audiences a concrete example of how places
and objects can be transformed simply by the way we see and use them.
must be 18 years of age or older to apply. 
Video on DVD
or CD presented in MPEG4 format (include your own credits), artist statement,
c.v., completed entry form, $5 check or money order made payable to The Walsh
Gallery, Seton Hall,
deadline is Friday April 8th.  All
entries must be received by this date.
There is a $5
submission fee by Money Order or check payable to Walsh Gallery – Seton Hall
University.  Proceeds will go towards
administrative and productions costs.