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Open Call for The Hole Project

Open call  /  中文版-ChineseVersion  /  18 Oct 2021  -  18 Dec 2021
Published: 25.10.2021
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The property of The Hole Project is different from the general production of art that is mostly mastered by a certain person and complete in one go. It is, however, a collaborative project which ideally includes both artists and non-art-practitioners in general to work together through which the holistic process of the project is roughly divided into three stages.

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__________(To Whom It May Concern),
 
Hi! This email serves as an open call to cordially invite you to take part in an art project which is entitled The Hole Project.  The naming of the project was inspired by the Allegory of The Cave of Plato. The property of the project is different from the general production of art that is mostly mastered by a certain person and complete in one go. It is, however, a collaborative project which ideally includes both artists and non-art-practitioners, in general, to work together through which the holistic process of the project is roughly divided into three stages. We've been actually, invited 15 groups of artists to give 15 theme-driven instructions for potential participants to take further engagements. And now, at the most essential stage, the participation of the public means the start of the reproductive mechanism of the project. The simple trajectory is as follows:
 
Stage I (past): Invite artists to interpret the theme with a brief instruction or blueprint to present the archetype of thought and the primacy of concept. The blueprint, therefore, is not only a product of sensory experience but also a product of sensible thinking.

Stage II (present): Extend the project to the public. The participants - YOU, via comprehension, will then arouse interest in translating blueprint to supportively promote the reproductive mechanism of the project.
 
Stage III (future): Reinvite the artists to analyse and interpret the outcomes contributed by participants in stage II and then concrete the new outputs accordingly.
 
Generally, the project is an infinite rolling interpretation of the "project in motion", as primitive men standing at the entrance of a cave, being aware of the "self" through endless exploration. The purpose of the project is to illustrate the constructive relationship mutually by showing the idea differences between artists and non-art-practitioners/participants. That is, to spotlight the core values of both creativity and subjectivity of all participants. By doing so, the broadest publicity created by the ripple effect between individuals and groups will be poetically released. Moreover, "the independent practice of individuals" which has been repeatedly emphasized in the notion of modernism will also face a test of being delimited and expanded. It is expected that the overall outcomes of the project will be presented in an exhibition of 2022 in Beijing, China, along with a well-organized omnichannel approach for communication and broadcasting on a worldwide scale.

Kindly check the instructions or blueprints provided by 15 artists for Stage I (PDF in Chinese and English):
  1. Xi Chen: The Potential of The Hole
  2. Yanyi Dai: Capturing “Wind” into the “Hole”
  3. Yuchen Dai: The Cave
  4. Jing He: Wind Comes From the Hollow Cave 
  5. Ankie Lee: Blowing Your “Bubbles”
  6. Weiyi Li: The Beading Project
  7. Yiping Li: Make Sense, Right?
  8. Yi Li: Concrete Circle 
  9. Xiao Liu: Curiosity
  10. Ye Wang: “Bird shit” Operating Instructions
  11. Zixin Wei: All Pervasive – Reflections Triggered by Two Life Events
  12. Mian Wu and Yue Wang: The Holes That Are Just Right
  13. Pei Wu: Discovering The Greyscale
  14. Xiaoyou Ying: Dive into The Moonlight 
  15. Zhixuan Zeng: A Moment When the Hole Can Become the Subject to Exhibit
 
How to get engaged? Here are the tips:
  • Select the text or blueprint (within 1-3) that inspires you the most, considering it as a naked structure for interpretation. Your creative approaches towards the blueprint could be: either imitation or parody...; and your positional attitude towards it could be: either be obedient or be betrayed... In short, do not underestimate your remarkable insights!
  • Send out an email to inform us that your definite interests could facilitate you to complete your creative interpretation and it will be, for all of us, a significant part of the project. So email us at: theholeproject@outlook.com without hesitation.
  • Conduct the most appropriate means – photography, videography, and so forth, to record your creative journey and submit it to us, we will then get in touch with you shortly if your artwork is selected by artists for further interpretation.

Submission format:
  • Image resolution: 3M per piece(JPEG)
  • Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p.(MP4)
  • Art Statement: Within 500words in English (DOC)
  • If you would like to submit the physical and original work, please mail: The Closer Gallery, 80#, XingLong Street, DongCheng District, Beijing, China
 
The deadline for artwork submission is: GMT+8, 18 Dec 2021

We faithfully very much look forward to hearing back from you with your fascinating creations!
 
Kindest Regards,
/ The Curatorial Team of The Hole Project
 
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