15 artists will be picked to create the ultimate cosmic playground.
Submissions close 10/17
Last year, cARTel engaged 10 artists in its successful art party FORT (VIDEO HERE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeXPizVAEPc), where 10 artists created their version of interactive childhood forts at Angel City Brewing. Thanks to numerous write-ups leading up to the event, over 700 people marveled at and played in our artists’ forts and it was a night that we will never forget.
This year, we want YOU to take us to the Final Frontier: SPACE.
cARTel is commissioning 10-15 artists to create their vision of a “New Planet.” Mixing what we already know through scientific exploration, we are asking you to take the data and make our imaginations run free into uncharted territories.
Imagine walking through and being able to touch/smell/hear planets dreamed up by artists. The guests will be able to explore and viscerally experience new worlds born from the marriage of art and science. Plus, this galaxy will be home to MUSIC and ALCOHOL because cARTel just can’t help but PARTY.
YOUR MISSION: Create an interactive, one of a kind “New Planet.” Think: If you were to come upon a new planet, what would it be like? What do you hope it will be? What are you afraid it will be? Feel free to play with all the senses!
THE SPECS: Our friends at the 11th floor of LA MART are giving us a giant 15,000 sq. ft. space to work with. We haven’t divided up the space yet, so let us know how big your installation will be (and be prepared to compromise).
THE REACH: We anticipate over 1,000 people at this year’s event as well as extensive media coverage. Check out one of last year’s articles by LA WEEKLY on FORT:http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2011/12/fort_exhibit_by_cartel_at_ange.php
THE QUICK DEETS:
December 8th, 2012 4PM-12:30 AM
The 11th Floor at LA MART
An art party taking place in December, featuring a mix of science, technology, and artistic expression.
Your group must be able to build your proposal. cARTel will be available in limited capacity to assist, however the brunt of installation must be handled by contributing artist and his/her team. Each team will have 3 full build days prior to the event.
cARTel will give each installation $35 to complete the project. You and your team are allowed to have a budget of any size, however we are big fans of found objects/upcycling/repurposing.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
2. Link to past work.
3. What about this project inspires you? (A couple of sentences)
4. Your Proposal for a New Planet. (1-2 paragraphs)
5. A list of materials you think you would use.
6. List any installation experience you/your team have. We can offer some support but construction and functionality will be up to you.