Open Projections 4: Spectacle

Deadline: 20/12/2019

Venue: Coventry Cathedral  |  City: Coventry  |  Region: West Midlands  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Asha Eade-Green

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Open Projections is a series of digital and moving image projection exhibitions hosted by Coventry Cathedral. The series is hosted by guest curators and arts organisations. Art on show features digital and photographic work created by local, national and international artists. For the latest edition of Open Projections, on New Year’s Eve, We will be projecting onto the ceiling of Coventry Cathedral, using the design of the roof as a screen for each work. We will be inviting guests to lay on the floor and stare upwards (Don’t worry, bean bags and underfloor heating provided).

The brief is for this edition of Open Projections is ‘Spectacle’A visually striking performance or display, or An event or scene regarded in terms of its visual impact.

We are interested in showing work which explores the idea of spectacle and a visually stimulating display inside the cathedral. We have intentionally made the brief for this exhibition open to interpretation as we want to embrace the Cathedral’s space for New Year’s Eve. 

We are particularly interested in visually striking animation and graphics as well as moving image pieces and films. 

(Please see images for examples of previous Open Projections) Work submitted with sound can still be shown, although sound will not be amplified and may clash with the other sounds and music playing inside the Cathedral. Please take this into consideration. Submitted pieces should be no longer than 4 minutes in length. 

// Deadline 20th November at 9pm //

// If you have been selected, you will receive a message from us via Curator Space by the 26th of December and you will be asked to we-transfer us your files // We will need your files to be with us by the 28th of December to be in the show, we will not have time to chase people for unsent files! 

It is acceptable to send through a link to your work if it is online although we will need you to send us the work at a later date. 

Please send work as an MP4 Format or similar.  

We are likely to get a high number of submissions so we will only contact you to notify if you have been selected to show work at the Open Projection. All entrants will be notified by the 23rd of November.

We will be projecting your work from pre set up projectors in the Cathedral Nave, on a loop.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone and Everyone.
When is the deadline?
20th December - 21:00pm
How many works can I submit?
1 Per person as we are expecting a large number of submissions
When is the delivery date?
31st December 2019
What are the exhibition opening hours?
7:30pm - 1:00am
Does the location have disabled access?
Do I need to be present?
No, as we are expecting a lot of international submissions it is not possible for everyone to attend who has work selected. Although it is a free event open to everyone!
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will send you a message via Curator Space and ask you to wetransfer us your files.

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