Soundwave NEXT explores space and time through TRANSLOCALITY
The unfolding global pandemic has triggered an existential reckoning over our conceptions of place and human encounter. The escalating political, economic, environmental, and public health crisis has revealed a tenuous, yet insistent desire for connectivity across space and time.
Translocality seeks to unite human and nonhuman communities in the Bay Area socially, physically, and sonically as a living network of sentient beings. This open call invites applicants to propose soundscapes to activate sound art in Bay Area locations to:
• Recalibrate our sensitivity to living realities existing beyond the individual self
• Connect us to the complex weaving of stories, histories, and ecologies of place
• Investigate vestiges of memory materialized through objects, land, and architecture
• Imagine future possibilities for collective transformation in the SF Bay Area
As part of Soundwave’s continued commitment to support artists from underrepresented communities, we will prioritize BIPOC, LGBTQI, and disabled artists. Acknowledging the disproportionate effect the pandemic has had on marginalized communities, our goal is to provide support for works that use creative expression for collective liberation.
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