Open Call: FLUX CITY 6

Proposals due: December 15
Submission instructions below

Exhibition: February 13 – March 15, 2018

A group exhibition at Flux Factory, curated by Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger (The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth, The Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour).

Flux City 6 is a four week cycle of city creation and destruction and rebirth and cataclysm and phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes and Godzilla-traipsing-in-from-the-sea-in-a-breath-of-fire-and-chaos.

We are looking for:

  1. 4 city-builders (installation, performance or visual artists)

  2. 4 city-destroyers (interactive experience/event makers, performance artists)

As space and intentional communities continue to be endangered in NYC, Flux Factory is looking for artists, builders and organizers to create a city for a week in our gallery space. Cities can consist of, but are not limited to, installations, social experiments, communes, miniature villages, performances, marketplaces and devised group collaborations. Over the course of one month, 4 artists will each have one week to bring their vision into fruition. Participants are encouraged to largely incorporate reused materials, particularly waste from other arts organizations and components of previous cities. Each week, an artist will be given Sunday through Friday to construct or live out their city. On Saturday, their city will be unveiled in an opening-style event.

Each Saturday night, following the opening, a second artist or team will present a performative work or interactive event that culminates in the destruction of the previous city in some interesting way (e.g. a choreographed dance, costumed mayhem, intervention, etc.). Each city will be destroyed; each city will be built from the wreckage of the previous. This is to say, no city (no creation) will be safe or spared. We are open to proposals that incorporate both a creation and a destruction.

Flux City VI is named for the long-standing tradition of Flux Factory exhibitions that create temporary, unconventional communities. In particular, we are honoring Banquet for America, Kitty City, Sea Worthy, Utopia School and Traffic Disruption Village.

To apply:

Send your CV, website or portfolio, project proposal, and availability from Feb 13 – March 15 to fluxcity6@fluxfactory.org by December 15

Artists must be present in NYC for their install and event. A stipend will be given upon completion. Please reach out with any questions.