Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Deadline- March 30th

Now in its second year, Low Lives is a one-night exhibition of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at numerous venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives 2 will be presented as part of Fusebox Festival in partnership with Co-Lab Space, Austin, TX; Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL; and The Temporary Space in Houston, TX; and Terminal, APSU, Clarksville, TN. Additional presenting partners T.B.A.
Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks 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 in the transmission and reception of the work. Low Lives welcomes submissions by both established and emerging artists.

Submission Requirements:
- Artists 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. Only live performances will be considered
- Artist statement including how work relates to Low Lives concept
- Artist Bio
- CV
- Email complete submission materials to:

Important Dates:
March 30th - Submission deadline
April 7th - Artists notified on selection
April 30th - Show opens - 7:30 – 10:30 pm (EST)

Artists selected to participate in this exhibition will transmit their work live through a platform that allows for anyone with a computer, webcam and internet connection to broadcast live.

Opportunity for Presenting Partners:
Regional, national, and international arts organizations interested in presenting this one-night exhibition please contact curator, Jorge Rojas at:

To view last year's exhibition catalog and performance videos visit labotanica.


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