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The AOMC is looking for artists to help build a new universe. Lots of artists.
Brooklyn-based performance group the A.O. Movement Collective is embarking on a new project—a genre-bending queer/feminist cyborg time travel epic that takes place in a near-future universe full of misandry, sex, violence, and multiplicity. Rather than creating a single performance, the AOMC is creating an entire universe, and then producing a constellation of 10 works that come out of it over the next two years. To achieve this, the AOMC will commission a diverse team of 30+ collaborators to create works that populate the ETLE Universe, each addressing specific points along its narrative. These 10 works will include: a comic book, an album, a fashion show, a collection of fiction, a collection of essays, a 3D-printed artifact, a photography exhibit, a media/IRL 6-month “immersive” game, an evening-length performance, and more. The AOMC is currently accepting work samples from artists interested in joining this collaborative endeavor and having a hand in the creation of the ETLE Universe.
The AOMC has created the project’s structure and central narrative, and will curate a team of 30+ artists to populate the ETLE Universe via these ten works. If selected to join the collaborative team, artists will work closely with the AOMC to get to know the project, and then build their own works within the parameters and narratives of the ETLE Universe. The Universe will open to the public in October of 2013, and the 10 works will premiere between October 2013 and September 2015.
The AOMC is looking for writers of all genres to apply. For more information on the writing component and how to apply, please visit here.
Selected artists will receive a stipend for their involvement, access to the final product, and major cross-discipline visibility via the project’s broad reach. We’re looking for driven and visionary artists who are passionate about bringing their ideas and aesthetics to the ETLE Universe and collaborating with a ravenous, communicative, inventive team of makers. Candidates must exhibit professionalism and a history of successfully creating/presenting their own work. Interest in the AOMC’s history of experimentation with grass roots/sustainable business structures a plus. NYC-based is helpful but not mandatory. Women, artists of color, queer, and trans* individuals strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply to be considered, please email us a brief letter of interest along with selected work samples (guidelines and submission info at http://theaomc.tumblr.com/theETLEproject_CFCguidelines), and then fill out the application form.
All applications must be received by MONDAY JULY 29, 2013; no late applications will be accepted. We will reach out to schedule in-person/skype interviews with artists we’re interested in working with in early August and be in communication with all artists regarding our final decisions by the end of the month. Please direct any questions to theAOMCintern@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!