Call For Entries
SUBMISSIONS TO MONO NO AWARE IX ARE NOW CLOSED. THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IS IN SESSION.
You are welcome to submit. MONO NO AWARE is an international exhibition open to any person or group of persons making contemporary art that incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with story tellers. Works existing on digital video will not be considered. All moving images should be from an analog source.
Part of our purpose in having this gathering is to put an emphasis on the cinematic experience. We believe there is a magic in seeing the film projected as a print. There is a presence a poet has reading his/her own writing. There is a feeling that resonates in your chest when seeing a band live. For these reasons we are encouraging live music, performance and audio to expand the cinematic experience beyond the screen. We ask that in the spirit of the festival you not video or create copies of your performance. Some participants have gone as far as to destroy the work after its first run at the event.
Over the last 9 years, MONO NO AWARE has grown from 70 audience members on a single evening in 2007 to having 650 audience members over two nights in 2014. With our growth has also come a need for more space, more staff, more insurance, more equipment, and extensive planning. We are a small group of dedicated individuals who take the time to read each submission carefully, view all associated materials, visit studios, and we work very diligently to present a well curated program each December. In order to create the best possible experience for both the participating artists and attending audience members, we ask that you make a small donation to the event with your submission. If you believe in what we are doing and understand the value of an event that takes the better part of a year to coordinate, then we ask that you give generously. Thank you.
$20 Suggested Donation
(NO late deadline fees. Multiple works can be submitted under the same donation.
Make donation first, then enter by mail or online form and include the Paypal Transaction ID)
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT:
MONO NO AWARE
PMB # 303
302 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
*Please note that the PMB is not a POB! A PMB is capable of receiving FedEx, UPS, and other mailing services that require signature and can receive mail 7 days a week.
Deadline: All submissions must be received by Midnight October 31st, 2015
Notification: All entrants will be notified of submissions status by November 6th, 2015
Event: December 4th & 5th, 2015 at LightSpace Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Contact us with any questions regarding your submission!