October 15, 2021
Open Call for Artists: Frictions of Futurity in Transplant Medicine
Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability
In collaboration with Tangled Art + Disability, the Frictions of Futurity in Transplant Medicine project invites disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, Sick, and chronically ill artists to submit proposals for new commissioned works on the theme of futurity, curative imaginaries, and solid organ transplantation. We are especially interested in proposals from transplant recipients or their support persons. Two artists will be selected for a 6 month artist-in-residence with the Frictions project, and invited to create, construct, deconstruct, and challenge knowledge related to transplantation through their artistic practice.
The Frictions of Futurity Project connects artists, researchers, academics, health care providers, transplant recipients, and their support persons, bringing our varied perspectives together. We aim to understand what possibilities arise when the challenges of heart, liver, and kidney solid organ transplant are reconsidered through a feminist/crip technoscience frame. Some of the questions we ask include: How might lives become more liveable pre- and post-transplant? What are novel ways that technologies in transplantation are cripped by users? How do we understand networks of care, obligation, and issues of justice in light of organ failure, long waitlists and supply-demand issues? What is “risky” and how is risk conceptualized in relation to disability?
The extended application deadline for the first residency is October 4, 2021.
The application deadline for the second residency is April 4, 2022.
We are dedicated to inclusion, access, and openness in the application process. We will accept submissions in the following formats:
- Zipped folder (no larger than 20 MB) or through a file hosting service (such as WeTransfer, GoogleDrive, or DropBox)
- PDF file
- Audiovisual format (maximum 10 minutes and 200 MB)
- ASL video (maximum 10 minutes and 200 MB)