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Calls for Participation: Momentum: Women/Art/Technology
July 1, 2014
The Institute for Women and Art (IWA) is seeking women and transgender artists working with technology, gender, and feminism for an exciting opportunity to participate in an online directory and film festival. The directory and film festival are part of
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, an exploration into the intersection of technology, art practice and feminism. The project presents innovative uses of technology utilized and advanced by women and transgender artists through exhibitions, symposia, film screenings, and public discussions. Since 2011, Momentum artists have challenged gender-biased notions of who employs technology and showcased women artists’ sustained ability to break new ground in uncharted artistic realms.
Momentum concludes with a two-part exhibition series, an online festival of video works entitled MTV: Momentum Technology Videos, and the launch of the Momentum Directory, a networking gateway linking the public to women and transgender artists who embrace varied technologies in their artistic production, and other arts professionals who engage in critical explorations in the field of gender, feminism, art, and technology. Information about individuals, such as artists, authors, art historians, curators, educators, and technologists will be included in the directory, as well as information about organizations and resources relating to technology and gender. Visitors to the directory will be able to link to participants’ websites, giving equal access to emerging, mid-career, and established professionals, thus creating a connection between them across geographic, economic, and generational boundaries. The directory is currently on view on the IWA website and will remain up in perpetuity as part of our permanent archive. There is no submission deadline for the Momentum Directory. The Institute for Women and Art is currently accepting submissions for both the Momentum Directory and MTV: Momentum Technology Videos.
The online film festival, MTV: Momentum Technology Videos, will feature video works of women and transgender artists working with new technologies and will launch on October 1, 2014. The film festival will be featured on the IWA website in a video playlist that will run continuously, giving access to viewers 24/7. This is an opportunity for filmmakers and other screen artists to present work in a gallery without walls. Innovative use of technology in the creation of the work is encouraged. All submitting artists will automatically be included in the Momentum Directory. The MTV submission deadline is September 12, 2014.
Please visit https://iwa.rutgers.edu/programs/momentum/ for further directory and film festival details and to download the submission form.
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology is sponsored by the Institute for Women and Art, a center of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Rutgers University, and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Rutgers co-sponsors include: Art Library, Rutgers University Libraries; Center for Cultural Analysis; Department of Art History; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Douglass Residential College; Fine Arts Department-Camden; Institute for Research on Women; Institute for Women’s Leadership; Margery Foster Somers Center, Rutgers University Libraries; Mason Gross School of the Arts, Visual Arts Department; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion; Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Paul Robeson Galleries-Newark; Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking; School of Communication and Information; Zimmerli Art Museum. Other co-sponsors are: Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission; Ford Family Foundation; New Jersey State Council on the Arts.