Saturday, June 20, 2009

Home is Something I Carry With Me

My dear friend Adrienne is accepting submissions for a show she's curating. Adrienne and I have a lot of similar interests and I'm excited that she's actualizing this rad project.

Home is something I carry with me.
Private residences, Mission District, San Francisco
September 3 - 7, 2009
Curated by Adrienne Skye Roberts
Funded by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program

At the center of the Bay Area's current climate of foreclosures, rapid development, and threats of rent control repeals is the elusive and contested notion of home. A term used to define the physical structure of one's residence, it also signifies community and an attachment to place. Globally, the notion of home is stretched beyond the local to take account of identities formed through diasporic and migrant movement; home being both near and far. Within this context, how does one relate to place? How is home defined personally, socially and culturally? How does one know where they belong? Home is something I carry with me will take these questions as its provocation, featuring local artists and film-makers that interrogate their own conceptions of home and what it means to belong in a particular place.Home is something I carry with me will transform three homes in the Mission District into exhibition spaces during the weekend of September 4th and is specific to artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area. All mediums are accepted including participatory or performative work to take place the night of opening, satellite projects, walking tours, or site-specific installations. In addition to an exhibition, Home is something I carry with mewill include a film screening. We are looking for short films or videos (approximately 10 minutes in length) from any genre: experimental, narrative, and documentary. Work may respond to the San Francisco Bay Area or to the broader concept of home. Project proposals will be considered.

Deadline: July 1, 2009
Notification: July 15, 2009
Submission Guidelines:
1. Current CV
2. Artist Statement
3. 5 JPEGS (less than 100MB) or Quicktime files (.mov) on DVD
4. Slide Inventory

Home is something I carry with me
c/o Adrienne Skye Roberts
951 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(Please send video submissions on DVD to the address above.)

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