Digital Archive and Exhibition "Performative Mundane Acts of the Everyday"

Deadline: 22/03/2021  |  Published: 24/02/2021  |  Venue: Dfbrll8r Gallery at Zhou B Art Center (Chicago)  |  City: Chicago  |  Country: United States  |  Marina Cortés

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Performative Mundane Acts of the Everyday takes the form of a digital archival collection with images and videos that redefine or enhance aspects of the everyday, looking for the absurdity or uncanny in the mundanity, working with repetition or altering time in the routine, revisiting the use of quotidian objects, reimagining or reusing sites of the household. The collection of images and videos will be projected on the gallery Dfbrll8r at Zhou B Art Center (Chicago) during the second weekend of May.

Performative Mundane acts of the Everyday emerges as an exploration of the context of the pandemic, a time that has offered new opportunities for production that have been important to open dialogues not only on our relationship with the mundaneness and the household, but also on the nature of creation and art. The performativity of the everyday such as common acts of communication or the temporal dynamics of the routine have exposed and transcended the bases of art itself and have reminded us that art indeed mimics, enhances, emphasizes and exaggerates reality.

But most importantly, they have evidenced the intuitiveness, primitivity, playfulness and democratization of the role of art and of the act of art-making. Away from the studio spaces and the professional art tools, driven by the boredom and limitations of the covid restrictions; people have abandoned their own “i'm not an artist” complexes and embraced the “do it yourself”, embarking themselves in crafting and creative odysseus, sometimes just for therapeutic purposes, yet demonstrating the importance of the self-taught artist. Art should escape the confinements of academia and blur its boundaries with reality.

Performative Mundane Acts of the Everyday takes the form of a digital archival collection with images and videos that redefine or enhance aspects of the everyday, looking for the absurdity or uncanny in the mundanity, working with repetition or altering time in the routine, revisiting the use of quotidian objects, reimagining or reusing sites of the household.

The archive could be best described as a Tate archival of Tiktok content, aiming to be as democratic as possible and blur the lines of the domestic and casual and the artistic and the formal; hence the open-call is opened to professional artists and non professional artists. All works will be digitally catalogue in a public website as a digital archive that will be of public domain.

The works submitted will be projected on the gallery Dfbrll8r at Zhou B Art Center (Chicago) during the second weekend of May.

The video pieces should not exceed 4 minutes.

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
This opportunity is opened to everyone, from mid-career and professional artists to amateur artists.
When is the deadline?
The deadline to apply is March 22nd
How many works can I submit?
Artists can submit up to 2 works, ideally 1.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be notified by email and we will schedule a Zoom call to notify further details
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Proposals that explore the mundaneness and domesticity from a critical, humorous, unusual and unexpected perspective

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