Propose A Performance for The Hole by December 3rd

SOMArts invites any and all time-based artists to submit a proposal online here for 100 Performances for the Hole, the culminating event for the group exhibition All Good Things… The event will take place on January 4, 2014, 5:58pm–midnight. This mini-marathon of artistic moments seeks your edgy, grotesque, dirty, gentle, funny, confusing, humble, exhilarating, explosive, and experimentally rebellious time-based performances in, about, around, in relation to or in opposition of the hole.

About The Hole:
The Hole is a 100-year-old former mechanics pit in the gallery floor. Dimensions of the hole can be viewed here. Site-specific performances are given priority. Technical support includes access to a backdrop projector, colored performance lights and lighting technician, PA system with microphones, audio inputs and an audio technician.

To aid the performers in reaching as wide an audience as possible, and as part of an ongoing partnership between SOMArts and Bay Area Video Coalition, a selection of the performances will be broadcast live on San Francisco’s public access station SF Commons (Comcast Channel 76, Astound Channel 30) and will stream online here.

There is no entry fee to submit a proposal. Apply by Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

All proposals will be considered within the following parameters:
1) Each artist is allotted exactly four minutes and is given one minute to set up, two to perform, and one to clean up, or can use the four minutes as they see fit (you must leave the hole as you found it).
2) No hurting yourself or others.

Artists can be from anywhere in the world but must perform at SOMArts. Performance by proxy is accepted on a case-by-case basis. No completely online performances are allowed.

How to Submit a Proposal:
All proposals must be submitted online here by Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Fill out the required fields and describe in detail all your performance plans and technical needs. Applications are accepted on rolling basis.

Review and Notification:
All work will be selected by SOMArts Curator and Gallery Director Justin Hoover and reviewed by curatorial advisors Kevin Chen, Lex Leifheit, and Maysoun Wazwaz. Accepted proposals will be notified on a rolling basis but no later than December 12, 2013. Due to the volume of applications and our limited resources, we cannot reply to phone calls or emails regarding the status of your proposal. We look forward to your living forms.