call: Direct Object/Direct Action
Call for entries:
Deadline: 25 November 2014
Call For Work: Direct Object/Direct Action
Television creates political bodies because it happens to many people at the same time: we stay informed of our stories, we gather in bars and homes to witness, we cast ballots for our idols all by TV. Directed by television’s innate ability to create publics, and the common usage of livestreaming in contemporary populous movements, ACRE TV will spend February and March 2015 broadcasting moving image work that explores broadcast art and it’s ability to function as a catalyst for moving bodies. Direct Object/Direct Action will air live, canned, episodic, durational and experimental broadcast works that position the stream as an instrument as opposed to a stage, as well as works that address the concept and histories of political direct actions.
Leveraging the materiality of the devices and the parameters of livestreaming, examples of programming for Direct Object/Direct Action could include:
-Televised skill shares
-Live video dé rives
-Documentaries for broadcast
-Free speech forums
-Audio/Visual compositions for synchronous cellphones
We are also accepting submissions for a live event in February in which the stream will operate as a prop/instrument/soundtrack for the night of IRL performances. If you’d like to be involved, please mention the live event in your proposal.
Written proposals due by 11:59pm November 25th, 2014.
We will notify you on the status of your proposal by December 5th, 2014.
File delivery for accepted proposals due December 15th, 2014.
Direct Object/Direct Action will air from February 1st to March 31st, 2015.