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March 6th 2019

Call for Artists: Rebooting the Future

Multimedia & Performance Arts Festival

PURPOSE

Since 1979, SOMArts has been a cultural oasis for San Francisco’s most experimental artists to showcase cutting edge work that leverages art as a tool for social liberation.

As part of our 40th anniversary programming, we are seeking mixed media installations and performances for Rebooting the Future: Multimedia & Performance Arts Festival! Curated by Sian Morson and Kolmel W. Love, this festival looks into the future, the work we want to see, and the world we want to live in. It dives into the intersection of art and technology and poses the following questions:

  • Does the ability to duplicate or reproduce a piece of work – to replicate and ‘restage’ it via social media or other channels – diminish art?
  • Does the person reposting now become a creator?
  • How has technology influenced the creation of art? Is this influence a positive? Negative?
  • Do technological mediums facilitate creativity?
  • Technology changes how art is viewed and consumed, what does this mean writ large for museums, galleries, and other venues?

     

HOW TO APPLY

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted by April 15, 2019, by 5:00 pm
Apply here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4724287

KEY DATES

Installation: Saturday, August 10–Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Festival: Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, 2019
Deinstallation: Sunday, August 18, 2019


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