4th-WALL: International Video Art Open Call

by Jessica Stolen
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Prospect Art’s 4th WALL—a network of international organizations that promote video works—is currently looking for video works for our 2025 programming, “Affective Territories, Alternate Belonging.” Entries will be considered for physical exhibitions in Los Angeles and Lisbon and online screenings through Prospect Art, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Los Angeles. Selected works will be provided a screening fee and may be included in other opportunities within the network in the future.

Prospect Art is looking for emerging and established visual artists who work in the medium of video from anywhere in the world. The works can be experimental, non-narrative or narrative as long as they are in the realm of video art, are conceptually based, and relate to the theme of the show, co-authored by Prospect Art’s Curatorial Fellow Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai, and Prospect Art’s 4th-Wall Program Manager Pedro Inock.

AFFECTIVE TERRITORIES  ALTERNATE BELONGING

Prospect Art is seeking video works that challenge traditional notions of belonging beyond colonial borders. They welcome submissions of works with an emphasis on countering hyper-mediatization in the post-internet era, works that question the true nature of our globalized society, that explore emotional connections to land, ancestral memory, and communities beyond conventional boundaries. This open call advocates rejecting digital orthodoxy. It invites video works that explore the subtle “line” of affective territories, aiming to redefine globalization through interpersonal connections while highlighting the significance of tenderness and belonging in a post-digital society marked by network individualism.

REQUIREMENTS

Single or Multi-channel works will accepted.

  1. Only works created in the last 2 years will be accepted.
  2. Multiple entries are accepted; please fill out one form per entry.
  3. They ask for a $10 administrative fee per entry to apply.
  4. Please use PayPal and send the funds to ProspectArtProject@gmail.com, or use the QR code below (see application.) As a small artist-run not-for-profit, the fee helps them offset the cost of administering the open call (if the fee is not manageable, please email 4thwall@prospectart.org for a waiver.)
  5. Artists need a PayPal account to receive screening fees if selected.

→ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Previous 4th-Wall Exhibitions here

Please prepare the following and submit it through the Google form

  • Artist statement (250 words)
  • CV
  • Link to video work (with password) only Vimeo/YouTube links on private channels or to a personal website 
  • Description of work in relation to the theme described (200 words)
  • Link to personal website  and social media handle

DUE DATE

Applications are due March 31, 2024, at 11:59 PST.

You can direct further questions to 4thwall@prospectart.org

CLOSESMarch 31, 2024 11:59 pm

FEE$10

Apply

4thwall@prospectart.org

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