Call for Submissions: Shape of a Pocket
Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, April 8, 2017
The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. – John Berger, The Shape of a Pocket
Squeaky Wheel is now accepting submissions to a juried, thematic group exhibition inspired by the idea of “pockets of resistance.” Titled after John Berger’s book, The Shape of a Pocket, we invite artists in Western New York, working in all forms of media arts (from video, film, sound, emergent technologies, performance, and cross disciplinary platforms) to submit proposals engaging with the theme. How can the form of a work be a site of resistance? How can collaborative practices inform our ideas of activism in art? What does it mean for resistance to happen in an exhibition context? Work can address specific topics, or embody these ideas in broader ways; artists are invited to interpret this theme according their specific concerns and practices. Shape of a Pocket will open in July 2017 and will be comprised of a gallery exhibition, and a screening / performance section.
Selected artists will receive:
The application form can be found on our website. Click here.