Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Artist Call: 'Low Lives' exhibition of live performance works curated by Jorge Rojas

Low Lives is a new exhibition of live performance-based works by artists from different parts of the world and projected in real time at Five Myles, a performance and exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY and labotanica, Houston, Texas. Low Lives is curated by Jorge Rojas.

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.

Submission Requirements:
-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
- CV
- Email all submission materials to:

Important Dates:
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)

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