If we came from nowhere here Why can’t we go somewhere there? - Sun Ra
A Non-Exhaustive Index of Possible Concepts/Explorations
Aberration of time and temporal jam ups, Abductions, Alienation, Alloplastic adaptations, Altered States, Apocalypse, Apparitions, Archive
Barcodes, Blackness./:/;/&/!/?, Bodies
Capitalism, Chopped & Screwed, Civilization, Colonialism, Color, Cosmology, Cyber
Desired histories, Dislocation, Dystopia
Echo, Era, Eschatology, Endtimes, Eulogy, Exodus
Failed histories, Fantasy, Fictional histories, First landings, Flight, Funk, Futures
Gender/Gendered/Gendering, Geography, Ghosts, Grotesque
Language, Levitation, Liftoff, Love
Machines, Magic, Masterplan, “Molecularization of Race”, Motherships, Mystic, Myth
Portals, Power, Plantations, Prophecy, Pyramid
Race, Rapture, Reincarnation, Rhythm, Ritual
Sacred, Sampling, Satellites, Sex, Shadows, Shapeshifting, Skat, Slaveships, Specters, Speculation, Space, Syncretism
Technologies, Temporality, Text, Time travel, Tombs
We welcome all forms of photo-based art including experiments with photography, collage, projection, video, etc.
The show will be mounted at Vivid Solutions Gallery in Washington, D.C. May 9 - June 27, 2014.
All work must be submitted by Monday, March 24th at 11:59pm EST to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an idea for work that does not fit into the parameters of photo-based work, please reach out so that we can discuss some possibilities.
If you have other questions, please email us at email@example.com or reach out to us on twitter @mambubadu
Allow us to re-introduce ourselves:
MAMBU BADU is a collective of cultural producers and artists who curate art-based experiences that center the process and product of black self-identified women with a focus on photo-based work.
We curate biannual shows and publications in addition to independent projects. For 2014, we will be curating a show in Washington D.C.’s Vivid Solutions Gallery as well as organizing a series of public programming to bridge the gap between the gallery and the community. In the past, MAMBU BADU collective founders have curated art experiences in spaces such as the Median (Washington, D.C.) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Harlem, NY).
We are especially keen on collaborations that encourage community engagement, inquiry, and artistic exploration. While MB began as a collective of photographers, our vision has evolved to create space to not only create art but to interrogate art practices. We want to explore the dialectical relationship between theory and practice as well as the between contemplation and creation. We want to map the materialization of thoughts and histories.