Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Festival: Call for Submissions and Applications

Submissions and applications are due before 11:59PM CST Monday, February 20, 2017


 

Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Festival: Call for Submissions and Applications

Julien Prévieux, Patterns of Life, film still, 2015. Courtesy Jousse Entreprise Gallery (Paris)
 

Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and montom arts, is accepting entries for the first annual Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Festival.

This dynamic new festival celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, with contemporary, experimental projects that push traditional mediums to their edge.

The festival encourages submissions including—but not limited to—the following categories: contemporary dance and performance film, installation, interactive technology, interactive live performance, animation, non-dance choreography, and documentary.

The festival is also accepting student entries for projects made by artists under 18 years of age.

Entries will be reviewed by an expert panel selected by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and Mana Contemporary. They will be evaluated on the portrayal of artistic risk and rigor; fortitude in expanding the conversation amongst mediums; and within the context of curating a festival with a broad spectrum of diverse creative voices.

Selected projects will be screened and exhibited as part of a weekend-long event, with associated programming including talks, panels, live performance, and social events. The inaugural festival will premiere at Mana Contemporary Chicago in Spring 2017 (May 21 – May 22, 2017) and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City during Fall 2017 (Date TBD).

Submissions and applications are due before 11:59PM CST Monday, February 20, 2017.

To enter your work for review, please submit the following application (up to two submissions per artist) here.

For questions, information about sponsorship opportunities, or press inquiries please contact mfeingold@manacontemporary.com.

 

Image: Julien Prévieux, Patterns of Life, 2015. Courtesy galerie Jousse Entreprise, Paris