Call for Artists/Performers

Ariel Goldberg, 100 Performances from the Hole #1—Garage Biennale)

Ariel Goldberg, 100 Performances from the Hole #1—Garage Biennale)

SOMArts Cultural Center Presents 100 Performances for the Hole – Take Two, the second incarnation of 100 Performances for the Hole, set to happen at SOMArts Cultural Center’s Main Gallery, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.

Opening & Performances: March 6, 2010
Exhibition Dates: March 6 – March 26, 2010
Submission Deadline: January 31

SOMArts Cultural Center has a unique space, among other attributes, it houses a large mechanics pit in the floor of its main gallery. On March 6th, for one night only, this pit will be transformed into a unique platform for performance. Anyone is invited to submit a piece for this exhibition. Your proposal will be reviewed by a special jury of artists, curators and visual arts professionals, consisting of Kevin Chen, Peter Foucault, Justin Hoover, Jackie Im, Lex Leifheit, Lucy Kalyani Lin, and Jennifer Locke. After the live event, documentation of all the pieces will be exhibited in the gallery for the duration of the month. 100 Performances – Take Two is all about live art. It is about using the gallery as a space for experimentation. This show treats the gallery space as a laboratory as opposed to a repository, and requires the energy of the public in order to make it happen. Any type of performance is allowed, from dance, to spoken word, to games and songs, to body art, and awkward gestures. If you can think it you can make it happen. There are only two rules.

Rules for performances:

  1. Each performer is allotted four minutes – two for performance, one for set up, and one for cleanup.
  2. No hurting yourself or others, or putting anyone in jeopardy

Submitting work is easy.

To submit a work please fill out the online submission form. If you are selected, the curatorial jury will notify you by February 6th. The event is on March 6th and all performers must perform during the window of 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM on this day. We will assign you a slot, but it is best to come well before your slot in case because we can not guarantee timing. Documentation of your performance will then be displayed for the month in the gallery space on the monitor you provide. All video documentation is available upon request after the exhibition but the artist will be charged the the cost of materials and labor for DVD processing and burning.