Image above by Ellen Rogers from the series, Couru
January 31, 2014
March 6-30, 2014
Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville, MA
Early mystics spoke of a cosmology in which our universe was originally, and is at base, infinite energetic chaos. They believed that chaos created us, and all life within our universe, in order to “know itself”. A sense of form and pattern was born; the nameless became named. This can be both mimicked and reversed in the body of a dancer. A nameless, intangible energy can be expressed through lyrical pattern and form, or acute perception can be broken down into intuitive, chaotic movement.
The Nave Gallery invites photographers, filmmakers and writers to explore this theme for Chaotic Forms, an exhibition celebrating the art of dance.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Photographers: send up to 3 submissions as .jpg files to info[at]navegallery[dot]org. Each .jpg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “#_NAME.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name.
Filmmakers: submit up to 3 films maximum 15 minutes long by sending a direct link to a streaming online video. Analog films must be able to be submitted in digital form, and if required to be projected in analog, filmmakers must provide an appropriate projector for public screenings.
Writers: submit up to 3 short short fiction or creative nonfiction or poetry (maximum 2 double-spaced pages) as .doc compatible with both Mac and PC.
All submissions should include a list of the attached or linked files listing submission number, title, size, process and year, as well as a short artist bio. Additional statements about your work are voluntary.
There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal, which can be found here. Please include “Chaotic Forms” in the memo.
The artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery if necessary.
Local artists will be asked to help gallery sit.
The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold.
Deadline for all entries: Friday, January 31, 2014
Notification: Friday, February 7, 2014
Film/Video final high res files received: Friday, February 14, 2014
Photography drop off deadline: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Exhibition dates: March 6-30, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 2014