Call for Artists:  “Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance”

Call for Artists: “Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance”

Call for Artists:

“Call and Response: Collaboration at a Distance”

“Call and Response” is a project organized by Kristine Schomaker and her team at Shoebox PR.

Drawing on the tradition of Jazz and Exquisite Corpse, this project is meant as a way for us to stay connected, to check in with each other and to support each other. This is collaboration at a distance.

No Fee to participate.

Please send us your information (see below) by tomorrow Wednesday March 18th at 6pm.
We will pair you up with another artist tomorrow night and over the next two weeks you will work together electronically and create as a call and response.

If you are interested in participating and being paired with another artist who you may or may not know, send your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, WEBSITE AND/OR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES to shoeboxsubmissions@gmail.com

How this works:
Artist #1 will create a piece of art within 24 hours and send a digital version of it to Artist #2. Remember, this can be anything. It can be poetry, it can be photography or video. It can be painting or drawing, collage or sculpture. It is about sitting down and being creative and interacting with someone.
Artist #2 will then have 24 hours to create a response to it in any medium and with any tools available to them. They will in turn send a digital version of it back to Artist #1 who will create a new work in response. There can be up to 28 pieces to your collaboration. And that is ok!!

At the end of the two weeks we will create an online exhibition and potentially a show in a physical space in the future.

Photographs of the finished works will be due on Wednesday April 1st at 6pm.
Please send only finished work to shoeboxsubmissions@gmail.com

The exhibition will premiere online on April 4th at 3pm where we will also have an opening reception via Zoom. More info to come.

Options:
Artists are free to create brand new work or work on top of their partner’s creations. The idea is to stimulate the creative process and interact at a distance. You can work with your partner to decide what works best for you.

Examples of other call and response type work:

Samantha Fields and Andre Yi. http://www.anotheryearinla.com/2017_ExquisiteCorpse.htm

CSULB https://www.csulb.edu/carolyn-campagna-kleefeld-contemporary-art-museum/article/call-and-response-when-we-say-you-say

Dreams of another time: Samantha Fields and Rebecca Campbell https://lbpost.com/hi-lo/art/dreams-of-another-time

 

Kristine Schomaker and Sheli Silverio started the project as an example.
Kristine wrote a ‘poem’ and sent it to Sheli and the photos are Sheli’s response.
Now it would be Kristine’s turn to respond to the work in whatever medium she would like.

Kristine’s poem

A day in the life…

A rose is a rose is a reaction to that something that happened before that may happen again that we will forget and forgive or let go.

A temptation is ice cream, yogurt, chocolate, sugar, wine, love, lust, passion, romance, fear, resentment, abandonment, guilt, loss.

A painting is chaos, control, fear, action, romance, lust, passion, forgiveness, sugar, abandonment, guilt, loss.

A photograph is a moment, shadow, light, love, perception, reflection, projection, fear, guilt, loss, lust, reminder.

Perception is reflection, projection, narrative, light, love, lust, passion, guilt, a reminder, a moment, fear.

Facebook is surfing, chaos, control, fear, light, love, sadness, stress, narrative, projection, reflection, lust, guilt, passion, sugar, loss, abandonment.

Social Distance is love, loss, resentment, untouchable, sadness, fear, worry, safety, anger, terror, life.

 

Sheli’s response:

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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