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PROJECT NAME: MULTILINGUAL: Words in Art

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: May 20, 2016 (See details below)

“Word” is, by definition, a single distinct conceptual unit of language, comprising inflected and variant forms.

Our next exhibition is inspired by the power of words.

Words convey meaning, and they come from the mind, the heart and the soul. Words can be a promise of assurance, a lie, hope or truth. Many have written: watch what you say…thoughts become words…we live and breath words…

So what happens when artists weave the visual units of a language into their works of art?

Unlock Hause invites artists working in all visual media and the spoken word to send proposals for its next opening. As an integral aesthetic component for this exhibit, we seek work that incorporates textual characters (letters, words, passages, etc.) in any language and in all types of media.

This exhibit is meant to inspire, and cultivate relationships between poets, writers, artists and the community.

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

PROPOSALS DUE: May 20, 2016

SUBMIT VIA EMAIL: kineticartprojects@gmail.com

OTHER DATES TO KEEP IN MIND:

* Notification by: May 23, 2016

* Artwork Drop off: May 27, 2016 @3069 S. Lock St. 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60608

* Exhibition: Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:00-8:00 PM

* Artwork Pick-up: TBD
ARTWORK PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

All submissions must be hand-delivered and picked up at 3069 S.Lock St, Chicago, IL 60608

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Project Name: THE RED SOFA PROJECT

Opening Night: April 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Proposals due: April 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm (details below – scroll down) ****EXTENDED DATE TO MIDNIGHT APRIL 14****

This sofa is the protagonist of the first call for UnLock Hause. The sofa is considered an honorary inhabitant of its new space, having traveled for years, from studio to studio, encountering dozens of fascinating artists, and inspiring mediocre, coherent and absurd ideas.

An elder Red Sofa that has witnessed many unexpected events over time and for which we believe the time has arrived to pay tribute to our star object in a new scene.

We are look for performance art projects for our LIVE grand opening on Sunday April 24 at UnLock Hause. The main requirement is to use this element as the basis for the act by taking advantage of its physical, conceptual, narrative or symbolic attributes.

We will select projects taking these its plastic art quality consideration

Projects selected will take a conceptual and plastic art approach into consideration, with particular emphasis in breaking stereotypes.

RED noun  col·or  \ˈkə-lər\
Simple Definition of color
  • : a quality such as red, blue, green, yellow, etc., that you see when you look at something
  • : something used to give color to something : a pigment or dye
  • : the use or combination of colors
Origin of color

Middle English colour, from Anglo-French, from Latin color;akin to Latin celare to conceal — more at hell.

First Known Use: 13th century

(SOURCE: “Red” Full Def.  Merriam Webster Online, Merriam Webster, n.d. Web. 14 March. 2016.)

Requirements to Submit Your Work

  • Project: RED SOFA
  • Proposals due: April 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • Project Statement: 300 words (max.)
  • Installation Requirements (if needed)
  • Artist Statement: 300 words (max.)
  • Link to artist website or video channel, where we  could view artist’s individual or group projects.
  • 3 photos of project proposed or previous work.
  • Email proposals to: kineticartprojects@gmail.com
  • Email subject heading to read as follows:
    • RED SOFA/ArtistName/ProjectProposalName/Duration

We will select four (4) projects lasting 10-15 approximately.

Upon Selection:

  • Once project is selected, artists will be promptly notified invited to a walkthrough of the exhibition space.

(We regretfully announce we haven’t got a stipend for either transport  or material)

—- SPANISH VERSION BELOW—-

CONVOCATORIA/PROYECTO: THE RED SOFA PROJECT

Estreno: April 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Entrega de Proyectos: April 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Este sofá será el protagonista de la primera convocatoria de UnLock Hause.  Considerado habitante honorífico de gran trayectoria que ha viajado durante años, de estudio en estudio, conociendo a decenas de artistas e inspirando fascinantes, mediocres, coherentes y absurdas ideas.

Red Sofa, de avanzada edad, ha  sido testigo de las cosas más insospechadas a lo largo del tiempo y consideramos que ha llegado el momento de brindarle un homenaje como objeto estrella de la escena.

Buscamos proyectos relacionados con el performance art, para realizar en directo el domingo 24 de abril en UnLock Hause. El requisito principal será utilizar este elemento como base de la acción, aprovechando sus cualidades, físicas, conceptuales, narrativas o simbólicas.

Se seleccionarán los proyectos teniendo en cuenta la calidad plástica y conceptual, haciendo especial hincapié en la ruptura de estereotipos.

RED:

  1. adj. Dicho de un color: Semejante al de la sangre o al del tomate maduro, y que ocupa el primer lugar en el espectro luminoso. U. t. c. s. m.
  2. adj. Dicho del pelo: De un rubio muy vivo.
  3. adj. Izquierdista, especialmente comunista. U. m. c. s.
  4. m. Colorante o pigmento utilizado para producir el color rojo.
  5. m. Señal de tráfico de color rojo que, en los semáforos, exige detenerse. Al ver el rojo, paró inmediatamente.

Al rojo

  1. loc. adv. De color rojo por efecto de la alta temperatura. U. t. c. loc. adj.
  2. loc. adv. En estado de gran exaltación o emoción. U. t. c. loc. adj.

Al rojo vivo

SOFÁ:

  1. m. Asiento cómodo para dos o más personas, que tiene respaldo y brazos.
  2. sofá cama
  3. m. sofá que se puede convertir en cama.

REQUISITOS – CONVOCATORIA

Asunto: RED SOFA

Aceptamos propuestas hasta el 14 de Abril de 2016, 12am 

A PRESENTAR:

  • Propuesta del proyecto. Máximo 300 palabras
  • Requisitos de instalación (en caso de que sea necesario)
  • Artist Statement. Máximo 300 palabras
  • Link a la página Web o a un canal de video, donde se puedan ver otros proyectos del artista o colectivo.
  • 3 fotografías de la propuesta o de obras anteriores
  • Enviar propuestas a kinecticartprojects@gmail.com
  • En el email (Asunto) indicar 
    • RED SOFA/Nombre del Artista/Nombre del Proyecto/Duración

Se seleccionarán cuatro proyectos de duración estimada entre 10 y 15 min.

(Lamentamos comunicar que no hay dinero ni para transporte ni material…)

Una vez seleccionado el proyecto, las/los artistas serán invitadas/os a hacer un walk through en el espacio de exposición

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