LOOPS EXPANDED 2022-2023:
IINTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL AND DECENTRALIZED EXHIBITION
Submit your work *here*
until October 16th
Following exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Brazil over the last months, the Loops Expanded international network calls for all artists and collectives with works dedicated to the Loop form, be they single or multi-channel.
We keep pushing for works that probe the idea, concept and multiple potentialities of the Loop, and not for works in which the loop is used only technically for exhibition purposes.
A Loops Expanded selection will be chosen by the network’s partners from all submissions to the open call. Each partner will select and exhibit locally one or more works from the current and/or previous selections. Depending on local conditions, the form of the exhibition could include shows or screenings in museums, galleries, theatres or outdoors screenings.
What we are looking for
This is not about an itinerant exhibition, but rather an ongoing network ongoing experiment: we want to explore an inter-related and interdependent approach in a global video art landscape and empower different perspectives to a unique form.
But what does that mean? From pre-cinema and the mechanical movement of creating moving images, up to the present time of computational, sound and audiovisual “infinite loops”, and even the ephemerality of GIFs, loops are still everywhere and the possibilities are truly countless, creating a naturally fertile ground for artists.
Beyond formal rigour, but without ever excluding it, we understand the Loop as every video artwork capable of providing a cyclical and fluid experience even in transitory situations. Regardless of the trigger and/or device used, and whether from a minimal visual unit or a longer elliptical narrative, Loops Expanded wants to select and display works exploring a pulsar, a continuous flow, a perpetual movement, an idea in positive permanence.