Thursday, May 30, 2013

Opportunity for video artists

JUROR: Jason Eppink, Associate Curator of Digital Media, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York
SCREENING DATES: Thursday, September 12, 2013, additional screening dates TBA
SCREENING LOCATION: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20009
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2013, 5pm


Washington Project for the Arts announces an open call for video-based artworks to be screened at The Phillips Collection on September 12, 2013 with additional screenings dates and locations TBA. The screening series is part of Experimental Media 2013, a broader WPA program that includes the exhibition Cyber In Securities at Pepco Edison Place Gallery and a series of discussions bringing together artists, technologists, and policy experts to discuss privacy, security, and surveillance.

WPA is particularly interested in works that explore and examine privacy and surveillance in contemporary society, from satellite surveillance down to patents on human genes, from government watch lists to exhibitionism in the age of social networking, from anonymity in Internet culture to the growth in corporate micro-targeting. As moving images play an integral role in our contemporary surveillance regimes – whether government-run, corporate, or self-inflicted – video provides an ideal medium to delve into the changing nature of privacy and surveillance in our digital age.

One artist whose work is chosen for the screening will be selected to win the Kraft Prize for New Media, a $500 cash prize.

Submission Guidelines
The call is open to all artists regardless of geographic location. Artists may submit up to three works of single-channel video, with a maximum duration of 5 minutes per video, along with a CV. The selected videos will be screened sequentially in an auditorium to a seated audience. It is recommended that artists consider the viewing context when selecting work to submit.

Videos can be submitted as links to work on file sharing websites (Vimeo, YouTube, etc) or on a personal website. Videos may be password protected and a password supplied in the submission form.  The full length of each work submitted should be less than five minutes. Selected artists will be required to submit a file of the video to WPA so it may be included in the screening.

The final submission deadline is Friday, May 31, 2013 at 5pm. Work may be submitted through WPA’s website. 

Artists with questions regarding the call or who prefer to submit their work via mail should contact Blair Murphy, WPA Program Director, at 202-234-7103 x 1 or For more information, download the full call.

About the Juror
Jason Eppink curates events and exhibitions, creates interactive experiences, and throws raging art parties as the Associate Curator of Digital Media at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. When he’s not doing that, Eppink teaches digital art at New York University and makes mischief in public space and online. GOOD Magazine proclaimed him one of the top 100 most important, exciting, and innovative people making our world better and changing the way we live.