SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
We're now accepting submissions for OUTsider 2018 (Feb. 14-18) in Austin, TX! ALL art forms & academe welcomed. FREE and simple: just submit the form below. DEADLINE: August 15, 2017.
OUTsider is a queer transmedia festival and, as usual, will highlight a wide range of work from our communities, including but not limited to theater, dance, film, music, visual and performance art: submissions do not need to be "on theme." We are especially interested in work that foregrounds voices and visions that are elsewhere marginalized.
THIS YEAR'S THEME:
OUT of Time
out of time (phrase)
- at the wrong time or period (“anachronistic”)
- not following or maintaining the correct rhythm (“asynchronistic”)
- with no time remaining (“apocalyptic”)
OUTsider welcomes LGBTQ+ art of ALL forms and content, but also solicits submissions that speak to this year’s theme: OUT of Time. A reference to queered (“OUT”) temporalities, proposals may relate to one or more meanings of the phrase (imaginative interpretations also encouraged): 1) Invoking “OUT of Time” in the anachronistic sense, we seek art that mischievously mixes and muddles queer pasts and presents, re-ordering presumed queer chronologies and/or re-imagining historical queer places, persons, events, objects and customs via new contexts. This may involve such creative practices as pastiche, détournement and historical fictionalization. 2) Invoking “OUT of Time” in the asynchronistic sense, we seek “offbeat” art that incites temporal dissonance. This may entail the collision of past/present through intergenerational dialogue and exchange: through art that enables people/perspectives generationally “at odds” to confront, collaborate and coexist. 3) Invoking “OUT of Time” in the apocalyptic sense, we seek art that conjures the high stakes urgency of our (xenophobic, transphobic, racist, jingoistic, anti-environmentalist...) times, specially hailing dystopian depictions of fascist futures and utopian visions of queeruption and regeneration. In all instances, strong consideration will be given to works from marginalized subjectivities, including those related to differences of race, gender, sexuality, ability, size, generation and nation.
Want to know more about this year's theme? See our theme FAQs.
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