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Call for Submissions: A psionic hope, an astonishing dream

Call for Submissions: A psionic hope, an astonishing dream

Curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo

Deadline: November 12th, 2022

To apply, complete this submission form

inquiries: karina@trinitysquarevideo.com

Trinity Square Video is seeking submissions for an exhibition titled A psionic hope, an astonishing dream, curated by Philip Leonard Ocampo. The exhibition will run from March 17th – April 29th, 2023.

As an amalgamation of “psi” (psychic) and “-onics” (from electronics), the term “psionic” is a term that can be used to denote the existence of psychic abilities, the paranormal, and the physical application of unexplained / unknown phenomena. While still a form of pseudoscience to this day, the term has since been embraced in the realm of science fiction, as it naturally spoke to the idea exceeding the physical and realistic parameters of reality.

By the fantastic logic of psionics, one could soar through the sky instead of being tethered to the ground. A superhuman’s might can materialize as explosive, technicolor light. A psionic hope, an astonishing dream invites artists working in new media, sculpture, painting, and performance to respond to the theme of the psionic, and how embodying such phenomenal feats may help us explore self determination, worldbuilding, and speculative futures.

We encourage proposals that are experimental, playful, and interdisciplinary. Completed works and project proposals are welcome. This exhibition will prioritize artists that are Indigenous, Black, people of color, women, 2SLGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and members of other marginalized communities. This call is open to international artists.

Projects may tackle topics such as:

> Myths, folklore, science fiction

> The superhuman / metahuman

> Worldbuilding

> Personal memory, nostalgia, escapism

> Making as a form extraordinary creation / expression

> Depictions of the superhuman in cinema, television, comics and popular culture at large

> The paranormal, supernatural or otherworldly

> Psionics (extrasensory perception, psychokinesis, etc)

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

> Film, video-essay, 

> Multimedia or interactive installation

> Drawing, painting, sculpture and other traditional media

> 2D images or 3D renderings

> Live or documented performance

> Online publication, website, video game or social media platform

> Interventions in public spaces

Selected artists receive:

> Production support

> $1000 TSV Credit in production equipment rentals for the creation of their projects

> Trinity Square Video production membership or renewal

> Participation in a group exhibition with CARFAC fees (March, 2023)