Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks, though seldom utilized for performance art, provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting and viewing performances. Low Lives is about not simply the presentation of performative gestures at a particular place and time but also about the transmission of these moments and what gets lost, conveyed, blurred, and reconfigured when utilizing this medium. Low Lives embraces works with a lo-fi aesthetic such as low pixel image and sound quality, contributing to a raw, DIY and sometimes voyeuristic quality to the transmission and reception of the work.
Artists selected to participate in this exhibition will transmit their work live through BlogTV, a platform that allows for anyone with a computer, webcam and internet connection to broadcast live. Interested artists are encouraged to visit BlogTV and their frequently asked questions page to familiarize them with the site.
-Artists interested can submit previously created works or new work to be considered through links to artist’s websites or other web destinations. Duration of works must be under 5 minutes to be considered
- Artist statement including how work relates to the theme
- Email all submission materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 30th- Submission deadline
July 15th- Artists notified on selection
August 8th- Show opens at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Five Myles & labotanica- 6:00 – 9:00 pm (EST)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud to present at the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in Bogotá
Artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud will present a new site-specific installation--- “Got my (neck, back, legs, feet, liver)” at the Seventh Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, entitled Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas, which will take place at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá on August 21-30, 2009.
The Encuentro is a meeting place for artists, scholars, students, and activists investigating the relationship between performance and politics in the
Saturday, April 18, 2009
In honor of Eglantine Gordon, affectionately known as “Mama-G”, who stands as an example of academic excellence and commitment to community and family values, the Gordon family has established The Eglantine Melita Buchanan-Gordon Scholarship. This award will honor a student at
The 2009 Eglantine Scholarship was awarded to Nicole Winter, a student in the Edna Manley Ceramics Department.
Scholarship applications for 2010 will be available on this blog in November.
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