Rather than a standard festival or exhibition, we are calling for video and sound artworks (up to 10 minutes). To encourage a literal pause in life and ‘mindful use of this easily accessible medium’ by underscoring critical thought and creation. Leaning away from social media and insta- “content creation” (vanity metrics) we hope to allow a straightforward space without the unnecessary pressure of views/likes.
Viewers will see a series of “curated pauses,” -stills- that will live in each season’s archive. Each Artist will be highlighted and the still image will link back to the Artist’s work on their own website or preferred video platform. This is to encourage visibility in the Artist’s own environment. Rather than an Artist statement or bio, we have conducted a series of micro interviews for each Artist who wishes to participate. This is to give a more in-depth and critical lens into their work and themes.
We will continue to experiment and explore within these restructures. We appreciate your time and look forward to getting to know your work.
Thank you and take care!
DEBBIE Y.J. LIN + Bridget Moreen Leslie
How to apply
S9 OPEN CALL
*To apply to S9 send an email to email@example.com by December 31, 2023 11:59pm PT.
*Please include your name, one still, and one link to your video. Please read over our FAQ before submitting.
Selected works for S9 will be posted on our website on January 12, 2024. You will also receive an email from us.
*Only selected artists will be sent an email notification.