International Call for Proposals - Low Lives 2
Low Lives 2 - Call for live performance-based works
Deadline- March 30th, 2010
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, Austin, TX; Galeria de La Raza, San Francisco, CA; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL; 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. Submissions are welcome from both established and emerging artists.
- 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
- Email complete submission materials to: email@example.com
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 Ustream.tv 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 contact Curator, Jorge Rojas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view last year's exhibition catalog and performance videos visit labotanica -