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Call for Proposals: Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL – due 4/15/12

Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL
Fashion. Prototype. Pose. Imitate. Plan. System.
OCTOBER 5–15 on 14th Street NYC

Open Call for Proposals
Deadline Sunday, April 15, 2012 midnight EST
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Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. Citizens are encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.

We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. We live, work, walk, occupy, reminisce, two-step, eat, drink, dance, smell, trip, feel, and dream 14th Street from east to west. 14th Street is our public showroom, free laboratory, open vitrine, inclusive procession, movement mall, evolving plaza, and liberated space. No door will separate us.

Through the festival platform, AiOP recognizes its innovative, community-focused predecessors and contemporaries, including the individuals and collectives who have brought creativity outdoors through block parties, happenings, vendors, DIY, actions, busking, break dancers, street art, live theater, raves, futurism, constructivism, internationalism, soapboxes, architecture, and everyday people. Sharing your ideas, dreams, and energy is what drives this festival. We are open.

We encourage moving models, walking theories, practices, and projects that will sashay, promenade, swagger, roll, prance, play, aspire, duckwalk, run, jump, drop, tap, crawl, and strut. The results will be celebrated, presented, demonstrated, and paraded on 14th Street. They will occur along this corridor in plain view, exposed, transparent, accessible, interactive, tangible, engaged, audible, robust, and colorful.

AiOP explores the rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities along this highly trafficked corridor. AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting projects in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. Projects engage passersby, providing them with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment through site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions, video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive, ephemeral, and time-based practices. The festival aims to broaden the public’s outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions, and acts as a reminder that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

Deadline Sunday, April 15 midnight EST

AiOP 2012 Guest Lead Curator: Edwin Ramoran
AiOP 2012 Guest Curators: Salley May & Shaun J. Wright
AiOP Founder and Director: Ed Woodham

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Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL

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