August 6, 2020
Open Call for Artists: PostScript
Hosted by Public Access / Tangled Art + Disability
New extended deadline for proposal submissions: August 6, 2020
Exhibition dates: October 2020
Public Access and Tangled Art + Disability invite disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, Sick, and chronically ill artists to submit proposals for artworks that explore accessibility and digital publishing.
The artists who are selected and the artworks that they make will be part of PostScript, a series of online sessions about accessibility and digital publishing hosted by Public Access. PostScript will take place every Friday in October. The sessions will include artists, publishing professionals, and academics from around the world talking about different subjects related to accessibility and digital publishing.
The artists will present and discuss their finished artworks in a public online talk at PostScript. Their artworks will also be exhibited on the Public Access and Tangled Art + Disability websites during the month of October.
We called this event “PostScript” because it is a word with different meanings. It can mean a page description language used in publishing applications. It also suggests how accessibility has been considered and “add-on” for a long time. And it also suggests that digital publishing and digital technologies might offer something that comes “after” print.
Below is a list of some of the themes that PostScript may explore, and that you might use to create an artwork with. These themes are just starting points, though. Your proposal can address other themes related to accessibility, arts, and digital publishing that interest you.
- The relationship between accessibility and digital spaces
- What digital publishing means, or could mean, for disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, Sick, chronically ill artists
- The relationship between disabled artists and art criticism
- New or unconventional forms of publishing (like augmented reality, virtual reality, or X reality)
- New or unconventional ways of showing artwork using digital technologies
- Questioning why vision or sight is so often emphasized in art, and how that relates to accessible publishing and disability
The artists who are selected will get an artist fee. They will also get a materials fee to help with the cost of making their artwork.
Audio version, plain language audio version, accessible PDF version and ASL version available.