Carry On: Open call to Transartists and Friends
“Carry On” is a trans-genre exhibition on the topic of contemporary mobility held in conjunction with the Transartfest Biennial 2013 in Berlin. Artists will be selected from an open call to Transartists and friends. Works will be selected by an international jury of artists and curators. You can submit your proposed Carry On here.
Nostalgia offers a comfort zone where we find a peaceful and conflictless past, and where we escape from the hectic and demanding real life in capitalist society. As nostalgia reduces our critical engagement with the past, history is not entirely real but is selected and mythical. Therefore, nostalgia is based on either dreamy and subjective views of the past, or fantasy about the future. The screening aims to show selected lens-based work which is created with the ideology of recalling the internal and utopian world of individuals – either a nostalgic past or a fantasised future.
We are seeking proposals from researchers, artists, artist-researchers, curators, and academics for short papers or alternative forms of presentation such as performance-lectures. Submissions might relate to the following as a point of departure and as a possible structure for the symposium:
- modes of communication and exchange (trans-actions, trans-missions).
- forms and paradigms through which artistic research operates (trans-scriptions, trans-disciplinarities)
- spaces in which knowledge is formed, produced and disseminated (trans-locations)
- the deeper consequences of changing something to something else (trans-gressions, trans-formations, trans-lations)…
We hope to uncover alternative models of knowledge production; to excavate relatively forgotten histories of attempts to rethink organizational and institutional structures; to explore the potential of technological paradigms to redefine possibilities; and reveal examples of non-traditional methods, use of non-textual language, speculations, and actions.