call: Open Call :-:-: #Cyborgs
Deadline: 15 May 2018
Call for entries
Open Call :-:-: #Cyborgs
(transgressed boundaries, potent fusions, and dangerous possibilities)
dear cyborg artists,
we are currently accepting submissions for an upcoming collection of work focused around Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg.
as the Zuckerbergs of the world start to be called to task, we feel the desire to re-imagine digital identity on the plane of desire. our avatars demand sovereignty if not democracy and protection from hostile forces. it’s a slippery slope for our Cybernetic Father Figure.
…but revolutionary potential is always seeping into the cracks of every supposedly closed system. for instance, as Haraway reminds us, there are advantages from decoupling from Romantic ideas of nature which have always edged on the apocalyptic in their sublime fervor. intimations of the “natural” are often the foundations o f a politics that plays to tribalism built on race, gender, and socio-economic status. cyborgs build their tribes on blurred boundaries.
one thing is for certain: Zuckerberg is in over his head, and so we’re calling on artists to give him a hand in imagining the cyborg society that is coming for him.
selected work will be indefinitely displayed on the web and will be promoted to an international audience of artists, curators, and enthusiasts. some work may also be displayed as part of a pop-up exhibition in Portland, OR. all participating artists will receive a small honorarium.
work in all mediums that can be accessed via a web browser (documentation is OK) will be considered.
apply by May 15th.