El Sótano Open Calls


OPEN CALL FOR NYC FILMMAKERS

Deadline: June 10th, 2019

Screening: July 5th, 2019 7pm

El Sótano Art Space invites NYC filmmakers to send their work to be shown in our summer show “Queer Revolutions, The Body as Terrain for Insurrection”.

This open call is directed towards queer artist of all walks of life that live in NYC. We are looking for works that address queer issues related to riots, revolutions, manifestations and revolts. These riots can be actual riots (such as StoneWall or the Compton Cafeteria Riots) or revolutions that begin within oneself. The revolution begins in our own body and our own corporealities.

Considering the first terrain that we inhabit to be our bodies and from this point all actions that seek revolution and to revolt part from. Thinking of the body as a place where one inhabits and insurrection permeates, the body acts as a terrain where resistance leaves its mark.

The purpose of this exhibition is to vocalize and show the different ways in which queer communities and queer individuals enact resistance, revolution and rebellion; from their own corporality, individual and community actions, materialities and performativity. Thinking of queer Revolutions as something that starts in the viscera, sweats through the skin and filters into the streets.

Send all submissions to elsotanoartspace@gmail.com


OPEN CALL FOR NYC DANCE FILMS & PERFORMANCE

Deadline: June 10th, 2019

Screening: July 19th, 2019 7pm

As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall approaches, El Sótano Art Space invites New York based dancers to submit work to this open call. We are looking for work that enacts a revolutions through movement and corporality.

Considering the first terrain that we inhabit to be our bodies and from this point all actions that seek revolution and to revolt part from. Thinking of the body as a place where one inhabits and insurrection permeates, the body acts as a terrain where resistance leaves its mark.

The purpose of this exhibition is to vocalize and show the different ways in which queer communities and queer individuals enact resistance, revolution and rebellion; from their own corporality, individual and community actions, materialities and performativity. Thinking of queer Revolutions as something that starts in the viscera, sweats through the skin and filters into the streets.

Send all submissions to elsotanoartspace@gmail.com


OPEN CALL FOR ESSAYS, POEMS, AND OTHER WRITINGS

deadline: June 10th, 2019

Reading: July 12th, 2019 7pm

Open call for works in writing that address queer performativity & corporealities. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Bar Riots, El Sótano Art Space invites New York based writers, poets and artist to submit work that engages with the concepts of queer revolutions. The purpose of this exhibition is to vocalize and show the different ways in which queer communities and queer individuals enact resistance, revolution and rebellion; from their own corporality, individual and community actions, materialities and performativity. Thinking of Queer Revolutions as something that starts in the viscera, sweats through the skin and filters into the streets.

Artists will be given the opportunity to perform a live reading of their piece on July 12th.

Send all submissions to elsotanoartspace@gmail.com


 
 

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Submission deadline: Ongoing

Exhibition: Begins March 1st



Since 1971, email has been one, if not the most used internet-based form of communication. For this exhibition, we are questioning the ways in which we can communicate art through an instantaneous and extremely common source of communication. It is a democratic space where visual and non-visual narratives can occur. We invite artists to view the body of an email as a blank canvas, a digital canvas where art can exist.

We are looking for work that views the body of the email as a more than a space for traditional modes of communication, but rather artworks that push how we view this digital canvas and expand our notion of what can be communicated through it. Work can be text or image but are not limited to that. We encourage artists to think of the history of email and how it's cultural uses have shifted from its conception (chain emails, advertisement emails, newsletters etc).

  • no attachments, all content in the body of the email (the email itself is the artwork)

  • only what fits in the body of an email without having to scroll

  • Subject must be: Title of work @ Artist name

    Email submissions and questions to: elsotanoartspace@gmail.com