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.
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.
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:
EARLY DEADLINE - NOVEMBER 5 - FREE
STANDARD DEADLINE - DECEMBER 5 - $10
LATE DEADLINE - JANUARY 5 - $20
DEADLINE EXTENDED - JANUARY 12 - $20
If applying after November 5th, paypal your submission fee to firstname.lastname@example.org