Wretched of the Screen

Deadline: 31/07/2019

Venue: Magdalen Art Space  |  City: Oxford  |  Region: Oxfordshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Tom Milnes

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Open Call for artists to propose work for WRETCHED OF THE SCREEN, an online exhibition and physical exhibition at MAS, Oxford, UK.


Digital Artist Residency & MAS present… An EMBASSY for The Wrong 2019/2020.

Open Call for artists to propose work for WRETCHED OF THE SCREEN, an online exhibition and physical exhibition at MAS, Oxford, UK.

WRETCHED OF THE SCREEN takes its name from Hito Steyerl’s collection of essays from 2013. Throughout the book is an assessment of socio-cultural notions of image production and dependence on screen-based media. The Wrong Embassy WRETCHED OF THE SCREEN will bring together a collection of artists works which examine ‘the screen’ as a medium. Focusing on its materiality and mediation throughout society. The online pavilion will display works meant for online dissemination. This will be followed by an IRL exhibition as a physical counterpart to the online exhibition.

• 12 artists

• Oxford, UK.

• MAS (Magdalen Art Space) | Physical exhibition will run from 14th – 29th Feb 2020.

DAR is looking for artists proposals which respond to issues such as:

o screen materiality

o the poor image

o ocularcentrism

o spiritual projection/ digital spirituality

Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context and culminate in a physical exhibition at Magdalen Art Space. The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in the world. DAR is particularly interested in proposals from artists working with digital practices that can be realised in a physical exhibition at MAS. We are interested in artists who can make use of DAR’s 24/7 access and multimedia facilities to create interactive, online installations and features such as live streaming.


Please apply with:

• A short Artist Statement (100 words max) 

• Proposal of the project (max 500 words) including a timescale explaining what outcomes you aim to achieve during the residency.

• CV including contact details 

• 5 images max and/or 2 video links max 


Deadline for applications: 31st July 2019

Online exhibition: 1st November 2019 – 1st March 2020.

IRL Exhibition: 14th – 29th February 2020 at MAS, Oxford.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone working with digital media and within the themes of the exhibition.
When is the deadline?
31st July 2019
How many works can I submit?
Just one proposal.
When is the delivery date?
For the online exhibition: 31st October 2019
For the IRL exhibition: 13th Feb 2020
When do I need to collect my work?
After the exhibition closes on Sunday 1st March.
How much does it cost?
No fees for submission or contribution to the exhibition.
Are there payments to artists?
No, unfortunately not.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, Thurs 13th Feb 2020. 6-9pm GMT
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Fri - Sun | 12-4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Online network and print/poster campaigns
Do I need to be present?
Yes, at the IRL exhibition to install and deinstall your work (unless pre-arranged with the Curator)
Where will my venue be listed?
Arts News, ArtRabbit, a-n, Axisweb, CuratorSpace etc.
How do you decide on proposals?
The quality and appropriateness to the online context and concept of the exhibition.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will contact you via email.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Please see the exhibition description.
What are the selection criteria?
The quality and appropriateness to the online context and concept of the exhibition.

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