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Imaging Detroit – Call for Proposals

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Imaging Detroit is a collective event and a public assemblage. Between September 21st and 23rd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Culture and Representation will host an unprecedented open assessment and contemporary anthology of Detroit as local and global image. This 48-hour long temporary screening, exhibition, and performance venue – in Detroit and on Detroit – will serve as a catalyst for the exploration of the city’s manufactured meanings. Invited DJ’s (discourse jockeys) will help mix the discussion for the occasion.


Imaging Detroit casts its call widely. The project seeks to collect and juxtapose both an anthology of existing visual documentation on Detroit and alternative visions that have not been made public, or are yet to exist. Videos, films, slides, photographs, and performance proposals are welcome.

Submittal guidelines

Proposals are due on August 3rd, 2012. Send us a single page with no more than 200 words. Include a title, your media and scale or length of your work. Indicate if there are any specific requirements for staging or viewing the material.In your submission also include your name, contact information and short bio. Proposals should be sent to either our postal or email addresses.

Submissions deadline- September 1, 2012.


The Observatory’s mission is twofold. First, we aim to produce and sponsor events that stimulate dialogue and interest in urban representation. We believe that image-making is a powerful tool for communication and impact; consequently, we seek to understand the mechanisms of contemporary media, digital culture, and networks. In parallel, our goal is to produce analytical tools for the understanding of urban representation and in support of self-organizing, emergent systems.


MODCAR’s fellowship program advances new modes of urban representation and visual analysis. The fellowship is open to artists, architects, urbanists, theorists, and thinkers engaged in innovative modes of image production and dissemination related to contemporary cities. The fellowship program is not geographically or disciplinarily biased. And we encourage applications working with wide range of visual mediums, including, but not limited to video, photography, installation, performance, and film. Fellows receive support in their research and experimentation. The annual program culminates with an exhibit and publication of the work.

More information go to:www.modcar.org

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