THE ART OF ISOLATION
The pandemic is still here, yet we continue to network our analog bodies into global liminal spaces from our homes, and zoomed rooms — reaching out, beyond moments of isolation, joining a web of creatives, thinkers, makers, cultural weavers, students, and educators to tell the story of living through a pandemic. Together, we comprise a fiberoptic village of hackers, DIY content providers, artists, songwriters, technologists, and sound and art ecologists.
As a real-time ear- and eyewitness, Soundbox4 invites you to submit your unique way of creating during 2020. We imagine both solo and community-based collaborations. Open to wide interpretation ranging from isolation, perpetual selfies, communities in mediated dialog, glitches and technology breakdown, climate change, eco-art, personal identity, culture, social change, and activism. Be bold: Submit work that challenges arbitrary boundaries between peoples, disciplines, geographies, beliefs, genders, politics, race, and identities.
• Submit work by midnight Sunday, Feb. 7. Digital works should be no longer than 10 minutes but can range anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes. Prerecorded “live” performances should be 15 minutes or less. Send a link to your work to .
• Describe your work in a 100-word description. Include your full name, work title, duration, and contact email/phone number. Include a short bio (100 words or less). All work should represent original work only and be free from copyright infringement.
• By submitting your work, you authorize Oregon State University and the organizers of this festival to place your work on a variety of social media and digital platforms for one week, as well as a highlight reel as part of the permanent public archive at no charge to OSU or presenters.
• A committee will review submissions. Notifications of accepted work will be sent via email by Sunday, February 14.
For questions or inquiries, please contact Dana Reason at .
— Oregon State University
WHEN: Feb. 23-25, 2021
DETAILS: An open call for intermedia, sound, music, radio, video art, performance art, digital installations. Open to OSU students, faculty, alumni, and the general public
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Sunday, February 7
SUBMIT COMPLETED WORK to
INFORMATION: Dana Reason,