MIDNIGHT : CALL FOR ARTISTS! -- CALL CLOSED!
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT PUT YOUR NAME INTO THE HAT! WE'LL BE ANNOUNCING THE PARTICIPATING ARTIST LIST THIS WEEKEND!
THANKS SO MUCH!
The thin silver thread between us sings when he is near. We are echoes of one another -- twin spirits ruling our respective sides of the veil, and tonight I wait for him to arrive with anticipation. Ours is an ancient intimacy. He resides in a world of mist and memories -- a hermit gathering wisdom from the static in the wind, the rain and the earth. I traveled here without a map and without an agenda, but in my chest this is all very familiar and I know that tonight I'll finally understand myself, or the world, or the universe.
Our embrace brings back an immense sense of nostalgia and he holds me close. He whispers to me in symbols and fragile metaphors. Truth lies encoded in his poetry, I just know it... but where?
"You're the only one that understands me." He looks into my eyes and I know it's true. I see it now. It's all there.
I've returned again and again -- seeking clarity -- but it's not his language. The silver thread quiets and he nods farewell. I'm left alone once again. I retreat back through the fog and the nuances of our rendezvous begin to disappear from my grasp. I panic, realizing I will arrive home only remembering a sliver of our time together, if anything at all.
A show about our dreams and their interpretations
OPENING OCTOBER 28
118 E. 26th Street #101
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
This October we are celebrating the unconscious mind. One third of our lives are spent sleeping, and during those precious hours we live fractured, incredible narratives. Here, in the midst of the chaos, we may be sending messages to ourselves. We play out fantasies, live alternative realities, torture ourselves, and wade through rivers of emotion that we seldom connect to our waking lives.
What if our dreams are trying to tell us something important? What was the message encoded within last night's journey? If you were to listen to what you were trying to tell yourself, would your waking life be any different? Maybe our dreams are already manifesting in the tangible world and we just haven't acknowledged the connection? Or have we?
Help us create a hall of dreams! We are looking for artists that would like to create a work inspired by one of their most memorable dreams, and retell the dream via their accompanying didactic. For the duration of the exhibition we'll be posting daily dreams and accepting amateur (or professional, I suppose!) psychoanalysis by viewers and other artists, so each participating artist can hear what others see in the stories, symbols and content of their work.
***Watch for more information on how to be involved in the analysis of our collective dreams as we lead up to the opening reception! You're welcome to join in upon the launch of the exhibition and provide insight of your own!
We will also be looking forward to speaking with authorities on sleep, symbolism, and the subconscious on the podcast, so stay tuned for other programing during the months of October and November!
If you're interested in participating, put your name, links and email in the comments below like this by SEPTEMBER 7th:
We'll be jurying the show the weekend after the 7th and will be notifying all participating artists via email (and a public blog post) soon after! All participating artists will get a log-in link for details about pricing, size constraints, and other gallery specifics at that time as well! As always, this show is limited in space, so please take a look at the dates below before signing up so we can give as many people a shot at the exhibition as possible. Like many of our shows, we're happy to print the exhibition print for free to make it easier for artists to participate from afar! Originals are also welcome for this exhibition. Details on shipping and printing will be sent out to all participating artists shortly after jurying ends!
Dates to consider:
September 7: CALL FOR ART ENDS
September 12: Artists announced
October 12: Artwork due to the gallery
October 28: Opening reception at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis
If you have any questions about the exhibition, please feel free to ask! You can send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much and hope to see you apply!