Merce Cunningham dances in his 1958 work  Antic Meet. Richard Rutledge/Courtesy of Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Merce Cunningham dances in his 1958 work Antic Meet. Richard Rutledge/Courtesy of Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Summer 2019 Open Call: Movement


SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

“Falling is one of the ways of moving.” ― Merce Cunningham

Modern dance pioneer Merce Cunningham has regarded movement as a force of life and a metaphor for the human condition. The human body is continually moving in time-space, a constant in life. We can also view movement as an enforcer of change through the motion of our bodies, passage of time, or the methods of our creative experiences.

In Open Call: Movement, we are seeking images that examine movement as an expression of the human condition. If movement is viewed as a singular language, what is it telling its audience?

We encourage all types of lens-based artwork for this open call, including but not limited to documentary, experimental images, and portraiture.


Submission Requirements:

  • 3-5 images sized at 72 dpi in JPEG format

  • Longest side of the image sized no more than 1800 pixels

  • Artist bio (200 word max)

  • Artist statement about the images submitted (200 word max)

  • Title and year for every submission

  • A brief statement about how your submission relates to the theme

To submit work, email all the materials to opencallgallery@latitudechicago.org.

Chosen artists will receive a space of 16”x24” to display their work. The final prints will be displayed as unmounted, unframed working prints. The selected artists will have a choice to print their work DIY for free or have their work printed through the service bureau with a 20% discount.


Open Call Gallery

We host four open calls each year during the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Selected artists will have their work displayed in our lab space, on our website, and featured on our social media.