The second wave of the ESC open call is here!
While looking forward to a more and more digitalized world VVOVVA asks artists to ‘Create art as you would do in 10 years in the future’.
The aim of the ESC challenge is to investigate the future and, in particular, the bond of nature and technology through art. As well as its relation to us as humans, how it forms our perception and views.
For this escape edition, VVOVVA will select the most interesting works in collaboration with 1646’s team of curators, Clara Pallí Monguilod & Johan Gustavsson.
1646 is a project space for contemporary experimental art practices and ideas, it is a platform for new productions and presentations with special emphasis on encouraging artists to realize new projects on location.
ESC Wave #2030, AW is curated by: Clara Pallí Monguilod & Johan Gustavsson, VVOVVA.
The submission period starts on October 28 and ends on January 20. The selected artists will be notified by email and published at VVOVVA on February 1.
See more information about the challenge and previously selected works below.
Create art* as you would do in 10 years in the future
to apply by email download form here →
— you can submit 1 work of art
— media formats: image, video, sound (max 10 MB)
— collaborative works are accepted
— no size or dimensions restrictions
— open to all artists working at any level
— no sex, age, nationality, geolocation or education restrictions
* painting, sculpture, installation, performance, sound, photography, graphics, video, etc.
ESC — is an online exhibition that traps your view and mind in the future, to be precise in 10 years. Primary the ESC aims to reflect the dreams and expectations of the artists. This is a study of a particular individual’s connection with the environment, experience, and knowledge. A thought on something unexplored: in another time and in unknown space. We propose the freedom to explore something new!
It is our revolution, an answer to the contemporary design and art scenes… in 10 years from now. It is an escape from reality, a time machine if you will.
Please note: only non previously selected artists can apply, see Wave #2030, SS below.
We think better about future selves. While at the same time predictions about the future or the past are equally ‘knowable’ on the basis of the present and equally accurate. We strive to explore this connection with the past, present, and future.
The ESC open call is also the opportunity to understand more about how we see and perceive ourselves in the future. For example, when people think of themselves after 10 years, the part of the brain that thinks of themselves calms down. And this process is amazingly similar to when we think about other people in general. In other words, ESC open call gives us a chance to tap into the future perception of all people from individual points of view.