“Single” – is a curated art exhibition and an evening of readings, performance and stand-up comedy that delve into the experience of being single. The event will also feature Single Postal Service, drinks and a DJ after-party.
In the recent decades building a life as a single person has become more common. However there still exists a prevailing notion that one day we will all meet that special someone and settle down for a happily-ever-after. This event is not about that. Twenty artists of various age groups and backgrounds, based in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maine, Oklahoma and Winnipeg, Canada, consider the width and depth of living as an independent entity. Whether it’s longing for love, looking deeper into the self or exploring sexuality.
Single or not – come out bring your friends!
Opening February 14, 6pm at Local Project Art Space
Single – is a curated art exhibition and an evening of poetry, performance and music that delve into the experience of being single. The event will take place on Valentine’s Day Saturday, February 14, 2015 6-9pm at Local Project gallery in Long Island City, Queens (11-47 44th Rd).
In the recent decades building a life as a single person has become more common. However there still exists a prevailing notion that one day we will all meet that special someone and settle down for a happily ever after. This event is not about that. Here we gather to consider the width and depth of the experience of being fully your own person, living a life as an independent singular entity. Life as such can can be full of ambivalence: freedom, loneliness, adventure, yearning for intimacy and comfort…
The theme is open to interpretation. Possible subjects include: freedom, cravings, addictions, food, sex, loneliness, marriage, thoughts about commitment, attitudes towards the member of the sex of interest, loving love, hating love, pleasure, existential ponderings.
Visual artists: 3-5 low res jpegs and a short statement about the submitted body of work (up to 100 words).
Writers/poets: The piece proposed for the reading at the event (no longer than 10 minutes) or 2-3 poems.
Performance artists/performers: a brief written proposal (up to 200 words) for the piece and a video link to previous performances of this or related work.
Musicians: a link to video/audio. Send to to email@example.com
Work will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 5. The selected artists will be notified by February 7 at the latest.
Work should be delivered by February 10. If work is shipped a return shipping label must be provided (At this time we are unable to sponsor the shipping fee).
There is no charge to apply or participate.
Please email your submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org