WHO: all artforms.
WHAT: "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth glancing at." - Oscar Wilde G@C2 is calling for proposals from artists, curators and other life forms, for exhibitions that will stimulate thought, desire or action on the theme of "Anti-Anti Utopia: Art, Technology and Hope."In a global landscape of hyper-surveillance, media swarms, censorship, functional limitations, technological excesses, and economic disasters, there is a nagging question: are we beyond invention? In a society of crisis, we invite possibility. In Cruising Utopia, queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz calls for an anti anti-utopia, condemning the political status quo and inviting the "radical aesthetic, erotic, and philosophical experiment."Against the anti-utopian lockdown of what can be imagined, of what can be illuminated, of what can be made - gallery@calit2 makes a call for work that can consider the difficult intersections found between art, technology and the new "not-yet-now" of hope emerging from the anti-anti utopian moment. Works that cruise utopia with queer futurities, with techno-utopianism after the end of utopia, art that continues creating utopian desires from dystopian fictions and the fictions of science, gestures that push forward new ecologies after the end of what cannot be imagined as the end. Anti-anti utopian art continues to build spaces of hope after the catastrophes of the present have removed utopia from the map.
WHEN: 2011 - 2012 programme.
PAYMENTS: up to US$3,000 production.
Deadline: 15 December 2010 ** Deadline expired**
[ Added on 16 November 2010 ]
- Pays in-kind support/expenses only
- No charges
- Experience required:
- No preference
- Students eligible:
- USA - La Jolla, CA