Loops.Expanded 2020 International Open call and decentralized exhibition
Loops.Expanded first activity in 2020 is an international open call for all artists and collectives with works dedicated to the Loop form, be they single or multi-channel.
We are looking for works that probe the idea and concept 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, to exhibit locally, one or more works from the annual selection. 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 a network 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.
GUIDELINES / REGULATION
. The organizers will be covering standard equipment and exhibition costs. Custom requirements will be discussed with the selected artists.
How to submit
. Artist presence: Loops.Expanded is not in the position to cover travel expenses.