CALL FOR ART
Digraph // Reservoir
A digraph is a pair of letters used to create a distinctive sound that no single letter can produce. For instance, the “sh” or “ch” sound in English. This exhibition proposes the digraph as a metaphor for the relationship between work and rest. This can be a tenuous, fraught, challenging, blissful, or harmonious relationship, but one that is inextricably linked, synergistic, and absolutely crucial to good health and particularly for creative practice.
This exhibition will have two components. Digraph, will consist of text-based or written work. Please submit poems, quotes, journals, thoughts, manifestos, books, readings, or text-based wall work that responds to the theme of rest//work. This work could be original, or simply existing text that is relevant or could be shared or performed in some way. Digraph will be a year long text based exploration of relationships, with various programming, performances and installations, with the first installment exploring work//rest.
In tandem with Digraph, Intersect Art Gallery will mount Reservoir, an exhibition of visual and performance-based artworks, also responding to the theme of work//rest. The title for the exhibition is drawn from a quote by Bernard of Clairvaux, “The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, then discharges the overflow without loss to itself.” This exhibition seeks to curate a compendium of collective wisdom, struggle, reflection, suggestion, healing, and hope as we all live out this precarious counterpoise of work and rest.
Please submit any 2-D or 3-D, choreographic, dramatic, or musical interpretations that resonate with this theme.