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OPEN CALL: Wicket Leeks
March 19 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 12:00 am
Open Call: Wicket Leeks
DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 15TH
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June 18th- July 16th, 2019 (including install+ De-install–exact exhibition dates TBD)
Flux Thursday Potluck and Presentation— July 11th, 2019
Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks invites cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future.
The title Wicket Leeks refers to the wicket– a part of the equipment for the sport of Cricket spread by the British Empire, and Leeks– one of the most common and ancient edible plants in the onion family. It is also in reference to WikiLeaks– the international investigative journalism non-profit.
We are interested in Artists, Cooks, Athletes, Nutritionists, Food Activists, Athletic Historians, Gardeners, Coaches, and any sort of cultural producer or critic that might be interested in presenting lectures, performances, sports practices, traditional visual art, sound installations, dinner parties, themed dance parties, etc. for this exhibition.
The exhibition will have a gallery component at Flux Factory, but we are also interested in exhibiting outside of the gallery space in such locations as: Sports Fields, Parks, Restaurants, Historical Sites, Gyms, Kitchens, and so on.
Completed works as well as not yet formalized ideas are both open to consideration.
If you are Queens based and / or part of an Indigenous Nation we are especially interested in your work / research / Proposal.
All participants will be financially compensated for their work and time.
** All artists will be expected to install and de-install their own work unless they have contacted us specifically / are **
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If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flux Factory, This location is wheelchair accessible. Attendees are expected to adhere to our safer space policy, which is posted throughout the space.