CALL FOR SUBMISSION// Themed Commission: Networked Justice

DEADLINE: 30 April 2019

Image: still from The Taste of the Name by Serena Lee, “Peripheral Fixation”, Themed Commission 2015.


Trinity Square Video is seeking submissions for our annual Themed Commission: a program inviting creative practitioners to produce or workshop new projects in a collaborative environment of like-minded artists. Titled Networked Justice, this year’s theme invites applicants to consider the role of digital imaging, communication and networks in service of social and/or environmental justice. The digital makes it possible for us to have an effect on distant people and places, and so issues of responsibility and culpability are more widespread than ever before. Networked Justice urges artists, curators, activists, social-workers and creative technologists to consider “the digital” not as a medium, but as context in which social, political, and artistic forms arise, combining to develop new ways of working together, rather than against each other.

This year’s Themed Commission will be curated by Karina Iskandarsjah.



Proposed projects might address (but are not limited to) the following questions:

  • What are the effects of global circulation of images of discrimination / violence?
  • How do information networks form human connections along issues of gender, nation, class, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity?
  • How have information networks reshuffled the dynamic relations between notions of citizenship, social awareness, historiography and collective memory?
  • How has imaging technology changed our perception of the state of our planet? And how can we use imaging technology to observe and develop solutions for environmental damage?
  • How can we form relationships to and between culturally and geographically specific issues?
  • What kinds of discursive or material strategies can be used to resist environmental, state and/or societal violence?
  • What are the current structures we have in place for recovering and preserving misplaced, erased, difficult and violent histories?


Types of projects may take the form of (but are not limited to):

  • Artist-led workshops
  • Community-specific workshops
  • Performance, intervention
  • Film, video-essay, presentation/lecture, speaker series
  • Online publication, website, video game or social media platform
  • Multimedia or interactive installation



Selected artists receive:

– Up to $1000 credit in production equipment rentals for the creation of their projects;

– Access to the Trinity Square Video Media Lab May – August, 2019;

– Trinity Square Video membership or renewal;

– $350 cash in production support;

– Participation in a group presentation with CARFAC fees (August 2019)



Applications forms are available here

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]

Subject line: “Networked Justice” Submission