Call for Submissions
Deadline: 30 June 2012
Foolish People are offering a limited time call for further submissions from artists working in all mediums to create artworks and installations for our forthcoming exhibition entitled VIRULENT EXPERIENCE.
VIRULENT EXPERIENCE is unique collaboration between FoolishPeople – [creators of ritual theatre and transformative experiences] - and Conway Hall, the base for one of the oldest freethought organisations in the world.
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to a wide audience in an historic Central London venue throughout August 2012.
Centring on the exploration of human experience within a fictional future London on the eve of the 2040 Olympics, FoolishPeople will transform the historic venue into its dark mirror. This landmark of London’s independent, intellectual, political and cultural life will be re-purposed into The Museum of Virulent Experience.
In an age of increasingly ubiquitous monitoring and bureaucratic intervention into our daily lives, the world of 2040 promises a bizarrely intimate foreshadowing of an age where Information Prohibition has begun.
With every thought and experience monitored and regulated at the hands of the Ministry Of Information, the Museum Of Virulent Experience is the ultimate forbidden archive. Within its walls lies the entire banned Index of thoughts, emotions and desires which have been carefully archived and secured for your Safety, Security and Sanity!
There, your artwork will reside amidst a plethora of dangerous ideas and unregulated emotion.
In the bowels of the Museum, it will rest alongside the deep irrepressible core of human nature, deemed by the Ministry to be hazardous to stability in its inexorable quest against so called Virulent Novelty. It may call into question all the evolution and devolution of ethics and morals.
It may explore the impact to the mind, imagination and free will of humans. It may explore power and authority, rebellion and benign paternalism, urban ferocity contrasted with village green pastoralism. The window is short, the urgency of your work paramount – what will be preserved by the Museum in the face of this genteel crusade, this peculiarly bureaucratic ferocity?
The deadline is 30/06/12 – what will you bring?
We are looking for artists working in any medium to create a series of works that exist within the narrative and fictional world of the Museum of Virulent Experience.
We will also accept proposals for completed works that fit within the context and are pertinent to the piece.
All artists featured within the Virulent Experience exhibition will be included in the exhibition book published by Weaponized, this further explores the themes and context of the project.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the full artist’s brief.