extended deadline: 7 January 2018
Call for entries



Hansaplatz goes virtual and is ready to host your work!
Everyone is invited to commission their artworks to the Hansacall project initiated by Laura Ociepa.
Hansaplatz in Berlin is named after a hansa, i.e. a medieval commercial and defensive confederation of merchant and their market towns. Nowadays the place is bringing together different venues: a theater, subway station, supermarket, bakery, flower shop etc.
The idea is to open an exhibition in such a non-place, yet such project seems to be feasible only in Virtual Reality.
All of the sent artworks will be turned into a digital exhibition with the use of VR technology and placed in a virtual version of Hansaplatz, which gives its visual representation up for our use.

The opening of the show will take place in the real space of Hansaplatz in Berlin, however the exhibition will be experienced only with the use of VR glasses.

After the opening, the Hansacall exhibition will end up on the internet, waiting for anyone anytime to experience it anywhere.

Hansacall is open for everyone worldwide. Academic degree and artistic background is not required.

Opening of the show 17.02.2018 on Hansaplatz in Berlin.

more information and guidelines hansacall.tumblr.com

Please read guidelines and send email submission including link to your artwork ( wetransfer, dropbox etc), short description (optional) and contact information to: openhansacall@gmail.com

inquiries if any please send to openhansacall@gmail.com

The project is carried out with the help of Universitat der Kunste Berlin.


Hansacall guidelines

/Opening of the show will take place at Hansaplatz in Berlin.

During the opening, the exhibition of participating artworks will be available to the spectators only via VR glasses.

After the show, a 360 video of the exhibition will be available online for the audience.

/Hansacall exhibition is a project initiated by Laura Ociepa. She will be named below as Organizer.

/Any artist/creative individual at any age worldwide can submit works for consideration.

/By submitting the works participants agree to transforming their works into VR video.

Form of works can be slightly changed in order to fit the constraints of the medium.

/Submissions of all artistic/creative media (performance, music piece, site specific art, video, photography, utopian ideas, sculpture etc.) are welcome, but participants must stay open for the discussion with the Organizer about ways of transferring their works into virtual reality.

/There is no limit as to the number of works to submit.

/Staff reserves the right to refuse works that cannot be transferred to virtual reality. Moreover the Organizer promises to attempt transforming every work.

/Hansacall reserves the right to refuse to exhibit any artwork it deems offensive or harmful to the general public.

/The artists hold the rights to their works, but the Organizer claims the rights to their presentation in VR.

/By submitting the work you permit the Organizer to use the visual representation of your artwork for promotional purposes.

/Artists’ names and work titles will be included within the Hansacall VR exhibition.

/After the opening, participants may use the VR video of the exhibition for promotional and private purposes.

/Works will be shown to the public within the Hansacall exhibition on non-profit terms.

Neither the Organizer nor the participants are remunerated for participation in the project.

/Pictures of Hansaplatz made by the Organizer for participants’ consideration can be provided upon an e-mail request.

Google maps view of Hansaplatz- https://www.google.de/maps/place/Hansaplatz

/E-mail submissions including the link to the artwork (wetransfer, dropbox etc.), short description (optional) and contact information, should be sent to openhansacall@gmail.com no later than on 7 January 2018

/You will receive a confirmation e-mail after submitting to Hansacall.

★17.02.2018- opening of the show

/exact date can be slightly changed within February.

/exact hour of the opening will be provided in February.

/the Organizer cannot provide the accommodation and compensation of travel costs, but will provide hot beverages during the opening.

any inquiries should be sent to openhansacall@gmail.com

/Submitting your work means you agree with all the aforementioned terms.