MediaLive x Ello
Announcing the MediaLive x Ello International GIF Exhibition
Show Your GIF Art at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA)!
Since 2012, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) has presented MediaLive, an annual festival that brings together art, digital culture, and technology. In 2017, the week-long series of performances, workshops, and events will investigate the theme: The Void. Does technology alleviate our anxieties or compound them? Does it offer a space of renewed possibility, or open up a more infinite abyss? MediaLive 2017 will question the tensions inherent in the technological void by welcoming the most compelling contemporary artists and thinkers working internationally in arts and technology. Their work will consider the presences and absences created by the ubiquity of social media, dating platforms, online virtual worlds, automated commercial interfaces, humanoid robotics, and more—that leave us feeling at once more connected and isolated than ever before.
As part of this year's MediaLive festival, BMoCA and Ello have teamed to present an International GIF Exhibition, generously supported by SOVRN. Talented GIF artists Clara Luzian (@render_fruit), Gustavo Torres (@kidmograph) and Trevor Van Meter (@heytvm) will select the 20+ final artists that best represent this year's MediaLive theme - The Void. Chosen artists’ work will be exhibited in the museum on two screens during the week long MediaLive event.
HOW TO ENTER
- Post two original GIFs on your Ello account that best exemplify your work and the theme - The Void.
- Post both GIFs as one post and mention @medialivexello.
- Include your name and a link to your website or portfolio in the post.
Wednesday April 12 through April 30 midnight MST.
20+ artists work will be selected and shown on two screens at BMoCA during the week long 2017 MediaLive festival May 15 - May 21.
All original work posted and with a @medialivexello mention will be re-posted to the MediaLive x Ello stream, and renowned GIF artists Clara Luzian (@render_fruit), Gustavo Torres (@kidmograph) and Trevor Van Meter (@heytvm) will select the final artists that best represent this year's MediaLive theme - The Void.
Ello staff will contact the winners. Artwork files will need to be delivered by Monday, May 8.
This is an amazing opportunity to have your GIF art shown in a museum as part of a world recognized show. If you are not an Ello member, we suggest you become one and get your best work entered, straightaway. The open call will last until April 30, 2017, midnight MT.
We look forward to seeing your work. Thank you for your interest.