February 16, 2015
Counterpoints Arts invites artists working in visual arts, live art, film, design and architecture to submit work for a one week multi-media exhibition titled dis/placed, running at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (15th – 22th June).
The theme of dis/placed is informed by huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement – according to UN over 51 million people are currently displaced around the world.
dis/placed is inspired by the multi-layered experiences of people living in spaces of precarity and transience. Individuals and communities who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements – living within a country’s borders yet outside its political, legal and civic life.
We are especially interested in conceptual, collaborative and documentary work that challenges stereotypes and opens up new creative spaces to bring the realities of what it means to be dis/placed to a wider audience. We encourage you to submit existing, on-going or new work.
The deadline for submissions is 20th March 2015.
This event is organised in partnership with Live Art Development Agency.
To find out more and respond please see our submission form