Encoding Identities: Spectatorship and the Subject

SNAP & Dc3 Art Projects, May 2013

The ADGSA is excited to host Encoding Identities at two premier art galleries in Edmonton, Alberta: SNAP Gallery and Dc3 Art Projects. SNAP is one of Canada’s leading contemporary centres for printmaking and for this exhibition will house print-based media related to our theme including: fine art printmaking, printed matter, digital print media, photographic media, video, drawing, works on paper and artist books. Dc3 Art Projects is a groundbreaking new gallery which will host all variety of media including consideration for installation and performance based works. We are seeking innovative and challenging artworks from current and recent graduate students that explore any of the following topic possibilities:

  • The ways in which subjects are constituted through perception and viewership
  • Performative personhood and the act of becoming: gender roles, race, size, class, sexual identity, age and/or disability
  • Codification through artistic and technological media
  • Simulacra and the virtual
  • Genetics, biotechnology, mutation and/or transcoding
  • Semiotics; visual or linguistic communication sign-systems

Submissions must include:

-Proposal/ArtistStatement (maximum 300 words)

-Curriculum vitae, including name, telephone number and email address

-A maximum of 10 images or up to 8 minutes of video

  • JPEG files only for images
  • 72 dpi, 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high; maximum 1 MB
  • Videos must be viewable with Quicktime or available online via direct link to website

-Image list specifying title, dimensions, dates, media and details regarding installation demands and technical requirements

  • Number and title each file corresponding to the image list, e.g: 01RedPainting.jpg

Please no zip, iphoto or powerpoint files

Please indicate if you would be interested in giving an artist talk or participating in a panel discussion during the symposium. Shipping fees will be paid by the artist. Submission materials will not be returned. Please e-mail required materials to encoding2013@gamail.comwith the subject heading “ADGSA Artist Submission” by January 31, 2013.