EVENT PROGRAM CONTACT OPEN CALL
Straight Through the Wall 2019
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The sun sets. A small audience gathers on the sidewalk. Other New Yorkers rush past, some without noticing the large projection just above their line of sight. Others stop for a couple minutes to take in the spectacle. A video, over two stories tall, glows on a nearby wall.

Call for Artists

Seeking artists working in Video, Experimental Film, Performance & Animation for STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL’s 2020 program.

We are STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WALL, a guerrilla Arts collective that projects video art onto walls throughout NYC. We scour the city for blank building facades, willing canvases waiting above busy avenues or hovering over quiet gardens and empty lots. With every screening, we incorporate art into the cityscape, merging it with New York’s varied architecture, bringing it out of the rigid structures of galleries & exhibitions, and delivering it directly to the masses.

Our first two seasons included screenings in the Lower East Side, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, Chelsea, Dumbo, Two Bridges, Downtown Brooklyn, Brownsville & the East Village. Each screening is 30 to 40 minutes & the events are free to all. Emerging & established artists are invited to submit their video proposals following the guidelines below.

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Deadline:
January 5, 2020

Email your submission to sttw.nyc@gmail.com

Open Call Details

Selected artists will create videos that play with the idea of portraits. All videos should explore the human experience or human figure. What is it to be human in this time of history, what defines us and unites us? Alternative takes on portraiture are welcome & encouraged. Straight Through the Wall seeks to better understand people both collectively & individually by assembling a diverse video program consisting of different voices & viewpoints.

All proposals must be for portrait videos (vertical dimensions - 1080 x 1920). All videos should be 3 - 5 minutes long. Once selected, you'll be asked to complete your video by April 5, 2019.

Email your submission to:
sttw.nyc@gmail.com
PLEASE INCLUDE:

  • Contact Info
  • Description of proposed work (max 500 words)
  • Artist statement or bio (max 200 words)
  • 1 - 3 Video Samples (Links to Youtube or Vimeo)

EARLY DEADLINE - NOVEMBER 5 - FREE
STANDARD DEADLINE - DECEMBER 5 - $10
LATE DEADLINE - JANUARY 5 - $20

If applying after November 5th, paypal your submission fee to sttw.nyc@gmail.com