OPEN CALL - Three Turns Miami
Untitled Art, Miami Beach 2021 Special Projects 

Deadline for submissions: October 23, 2021

We are seeking video submissions by SFAI alumni for SF Artists Alumni’s Three Turns Miami, part of Special Projects Untitled Art, Miami Beach 2021. Three Turns Miami will be curated by San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) professor Tony Labat. Three Turns Miami will take place on November 29, 2021,1-8PM, EST.

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Displayed on the warm sands leading up to Untitled Art Miami Beach, Three Turns Miami has been selected as part of Untitled Art Miami Beach's Special Projects. We are reaching out to the SFAA community for response works to be selected by curator Tony Labat to these selected videos by SFAI Alumni: Whitney Lynn’s The Siren (2019), Kit Radford's Bloom (Or Live Trying) (2020), and Minoosh Zomorodinia’s Resist: Air, Water, Earth (2014). These three looped videos in dialogue with selected response video works by San Francisco Art Institute Alumni will continue throughout the day along the entrance walkway to Untitled Art Miami Beach. The site itself on the charged coastal grounds of Florida provides the context to explore migration stories that speak to displacement not only from the Miami borders but on the land that meet the mesmerizing yet equally secretive seas globally.

Photo by Maria Theresa Barbist


SUPPORT US
 

Three Turns Miami will be presented on a digital billboard truck which will be located on the Miami Beach. We are seeking funding. No gift is too large or too small! All donations will help us reach our goal of showcasing SFAI artists at this globally-attended art fair. Gifts are tax-deductible. This fundraising drive is organized by SF Artists Alumni, Inc. (SFAA), which is an independent non-profit of SFAI Alumni. We are classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by the standards of the IRS, therefore your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.


SELECTED WORKS
 

FILM 1
Whitney Lynn, The Siren (2019)
 

* This is the EXCERPT version of the Whitney Lynn's The Siren.

  Please click the button on the right for the FULL version of The Siren:

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Whitney Lynn is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes sculpture, video, performance, photography, drawing and public projects. Mining material culture, Lynn extracts and reframes familiar narratives, examining embedded symbolism and questioning dynamics of power. Born on a military base in Arizona, Lynn currently splits her time between Miami Beach and Seattle.

In Whitney Lynn's The Siren, a mermaid-costumed protagonist anxiously scales the crumbling remains of a graffiti-covered bunker, perched precariously on a coastal cliff known as Devil's Slide. As a low frequency audio score rumbles, the "siren" struggles to gain footing, bound by a garment that combines an image of kitsch seduction with an unsettling vulnerability. The myth of the Sirens serves as a warning about flirting with knowledge beyond our grasp; the question of what to do with what we do (or do not) know remains the central moral issue of our time.


FILM 2
Kit Radford, Bloom (Or Live Trying) (2020)
 

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Kit Radford is a multi-media artist and poet. Her work explores mythology, psycho-geography, esotericism and transcendentalism, and its refractions in contemporary culture. Materials include music, poetry, performance, painting, photography and free-form experimental writing.

Bloom (Or Live Trying) is a collection of short poems, mantras and insights made during dark times, light times, and all times. 

'sometimes it's just enough words to keep going'


FILM 3
Minoosh Zomorodinia, Resist: Air, Water, Earth (2014)
 

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Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist who makes visible the emotional and psychological reflections of her mind's eye inspired by nature. She employs walking as a catalyst to reference the power of technology as a colonial structure while negotiating boundaries of lands. Zomorodinia earned her MFA in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, and holds a Masters degree in Graphic Design and BA in Photography from Azad University in Tehran.

In Resist: Air, Water, Earth, Zomorodinia uses natural force as a metaphor of resistance to demonstrate challenges of daily life to reference cultural conflicts.


ABOUT THE CURATOR
 

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Tony Labat was born in Havana Cuba and came to the United States at the age of fifteen in 1966. He received both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited internationally over the last thirty years. Labat has received numerous awards and grants and his work is in many private and public collections. Labat has developed a body of work in performance, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has dealt with and continues his investigations with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media.

 


SUBMISSION
 

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Please include a one paragraph statement about how your work relates to the Archive Film.

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit a video in response to ONLY ONE of the archive films above.
     

  • Set up a link from which we could download your work.
     

  • Video length: Please be sure your video length does not exceed the length of the archive film to which your work is responding.
     

  • Video quality: Please upload your highest quality video. 

  • Aspect Ratio: Work will be displayed using a 4:3 aspect ratio. You can submit work with any aspect ratio, but pillar boxing or letterboxing may be applied

  • Please note that submissions for this project are considered part of this collaborative project and therefore sound may be mixed with sound from the referenced archive work.

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