[artinfo] Call for entries: CODE-SWITCHERS at The LAB

Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Fri May 23 19:20:58 CEST 2008

stephaniesyjuco at gmail.com


Hello friends and colleagues,
I am  jurying/curating an exhibition at The LAB, a nonprofit gallery space in
San  Francisco, along with artist Steve Dye, and we are distributing the call
for  entries. I'm excited by the theme and we are seeking submissions from
both  local and international/national artists... please see the description
below  and feel free to forward to others...


Jurors: Steve Dye and Stephanie Syjuco
The  LAB, San Francisco, CA
_http://www.thelab.org_ (http://www.thelab.org/)
How  are contemporary artists dealing with issues of cultural complexity,
multiple  allegiances, and hybrid forms? How are they communicating these ideas
and  addressing their audience? Using the metaphor of "code-switching," a
linguistic term referring to the use of more than one language within a single
conversation, this juried exhibition seeks submissions from artists
investigating a variety of approaches to cultural and material bilingualisms,
(mis)translations, appropriations, and the purposeful misuse of "proper"
communication codes.
Proposals for new projects and collaborative works are welcome. This
exhibition is open to all forms of work including visual art (video, installation,
painting, sculpture, drawing, photo, etc), sound/audio,  performance-based
disciplines, social practice projects and hybrid  forms.
Deadline for entries: received by 5PM, Thursday, July  30, 2008.
Notification of acceptance: mid-August 2008.
Exhibition runs: September 17 - October 11, 2008.
Entry fee: $10 current LAB members; $20 non-members (See  information on how
to become a LAB member for as little as $25 at
_http://www.thelab.org/members.htm_ (http://www.thelab.org/members.htm) )
Work Samples:
--1  page artist statement, including contact information
--1  page CV
--1  page project statement for new work (if applicable)
--1  page image list with: artist name, title of work, size, medium, and
--up  to five 35mm slides, five jpgs (under 2 MB) on a Mac-compatible CD-ROM,
OR  video segment(s) not to exceed five minutes long on a VHS or DVD per
entry of  actual work to be exhibited. All materials should be clearly marked with
the  artist's name and title of work.
Artists will be responsible for the transport and shipping of artworks  to
and from the gallery unless this is a significant hardship for the artist.  In
such cases, please indicate in your application what type of financial or
other support would be needed to realize the proposed project.
The LAB will make every attempt to safeguard submitted materials, but  cannot
be responsible for loss or damage. Never send master slides or tapes.
Provide a SASE with sufficient postage for the return of materials  (optional).
Please send submissions to:
Juried Exhibition
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
Steven Dye is a Sound Artist, Filmmaker and Musician whose work  actively
explores the formal and social qualities of the materials he is using. His work
takes many forms including installation, animation, instrument  building,
sculpture, field recording, sound and music composition, expanded  cinema, and
performance. The common thread through all his works is an  enthusiasm for the
phenomenon of sound, light and perception. Dye received a  degree from the
California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990, is a frequent contributor to the
Illuminated Corridor project, and works collaboratively  with the performing
arts groups Wet Gate, Santo Subito, and Epic[Abridged. He  is currently the
Exhibitions Technical Manager at the San Francisco Museum of  Modern Art.

Stephanie Syjuco is a visual artist whose recent work uses the  tactics of
bootlegging, counterfeiting and re-appropriation to address issues  of cultural
biography and economic power structures. Born in the Philippines  in 1974, she
received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San  Francisco Art
Institute. She has shown nationally and internationally at PSI,  the Whitney
Museum of American Art, The New Museum, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center  for the
Arts, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary  Museum
Honolulu, and was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County
Museum of
Art. Syjuco's residencies include The Atlantic Center for the  Arts,
Headlands Center for the Arts, KALA Art Center, Skowhegan, and the  Center for
Metamedia, Czech Republic. In 2007 she exhibited a global counterfeiting
project at
art spaces in Beijing, Manila, and Istanbul. Syjuco  has had visiting faculty
appointments at Stanford University and The  California College of the Arts
and currently lives and works in San  Francisco

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