Video Art Call 2015:

Video Art Call 2015:

Marymount California University seeks submissions for a video art exhibition titled, “Chrysalis Lenses: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art.”

Marymount California University
Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts- Fall Video Exhibition:

November 5- December 10, 2015

Call for Video Submissions
Deadline: Friday October 16, 2015 11: 00PM PST | No entry fee Notifications: October 21, 2015

The Marymount California University Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts is seeking video art submissions for fall group show titled Chrysalis Lenses: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art. Each artist may submit multiple works. The submitted work(s) must be no longer than 10 minutes maximum length- no exceptions.

Works submitted must have been created within the last five years. Selected videos will be featured in Chrysalis Lenses at the Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts. A DVD cataloging selected video works and artists from this exhibition will accompany the show.

Marymount California University Art Exhibition: Chrysalis Lenses

Marymount California University’s 2015 fall exhibition Chrysalis Lense: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art, explores the genesis of video art during the late 1960s and early 1970s- in order to properly trace it’s metamorphosis and stagnation, all the way to the contemporary scene. The videos selected for the exhibit, will act as a survey of contemporary video art created within the last five years. Contemporary video art featured in Chrysalis Lenses will serve as a contemporary view of video art in light of the historic lenses of artists, such as, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Dara Birnbaum and Vito Acconci, who first pioneered the art form.

Through this show, we are interested in seeing the visual responses, in order to find out if past and present continue to intersect or not. We invite the artists to consider questions surrounding the current state of video art, like how has video art changed in the last 40 to 50 years? How is it different? How is it different from video made for television, cinema, and broadcast? How do mass media, cinema, and contemporary video art influence each other? Vice versa? How does video work meant to be exhibited in art galleries, separate itself from all other forms of video?

In order to be considered, work(s) must have been completed after January 2010. To submit via Email please follow the format and instructions listed below:

+ Please Email works to: Blue Wade at BWade@marymountcalifornia.edu with the subject line “Video Art 2015, submission” by the deadline of Friday October 16, 2015 11: 00PM PST | No entry fee.

+ Attach a PDF document that includes your contact info: full name, mailing address, email, artist website link or artist bio if website is not available, and your telephone number.

+ Please provide either a VIMEO or YouTube link to your video(s). Links to videos on any other channel besides VIMEO or YouTube will not be accepted.

+ Include a short synopsis or statement, describing your video(s) in 350 words or less.

+ Include 2 to 3 high quality stills from your piece(s) with a brief explanation below.    Stills must be (72 dpi and 1000 pixels on largest side, within the PDF document)
.

+ Please note: Your PDF cannot exceed 2mb.

The Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts, a facility of Marymount California University, opened in March 2015. The newest facility to educate Marymount’s students is located at 430 W. Sixth Street, just two blocks from the university’s Waterfront Campus. The Klaus Center for the Arts is now the largest gallery in the downtown San Pedro Arts District and will showcase student art, animation, film and sculpture, as well as serve as theatrical and musical performances.

Works selected from this call for submissions will be exhibited in the November 5- December 10, 2015 show, at the Marylyn and Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts.

For further information please contact:
Ebony Perry
EPerry1@marymountcalifornia.edu

Blue Wade

Bwade@marymountcalifornia.edu

Thank you.

Video Art Call 2015: