Climates of Change: Call for Works

Co-curated by Jason Nelson and Anastasia Salter

Given the global state of crisis, this year’s exhibition will be entirely web-based. Works should be designed to be experienced online, although in special cases we can include works designed for download with online documentation. We ask for works responding to the overwhelming “climates of change,” with a particular emphasis on the ongoing environmental crisis. Thinking globally can be overwhelming: thus, this exhibition is a call for the local and the personal. We would particularly like to see works that are brief and poetic; works that engage with moments and personal challenges; works that respond to local challenges and warnings for the future that is already here. We welcome works positioned through the lens of the current moment; works that challenge and inspire us; and works that call out for reflection and change.

While not inclusive, some formats that might work particularly well for this year’s call include:

  • Hypertext fiction
  • Procedural narratives or poetics
  • Small interactive works (Bitsy, HTML5 games,etc)
  • Interactive, procedural, poetic, or choice-based video
  • Moving texts / concrete poetry
  • Social media-driven narratives or play

We particularly encourage those submitting to draw on personal experiences or connections or understandings about climate change, the impacts, causes and effects. Pieces might also engage with how that understanding is changing every day under our growing collective challenges.

For consideration, please submit:

  • A link to or files for the work
  • Artist’s statement (250-300 words)
  • Brief, third-person artist’s bio (150 words)

To: + by May 15th