Winnipeg Arts Council

MATR 2024 - Call for Submission

The current theme for MATR is Withdrawal, and is a part of a year-long program celebrating and exploring VP’s 40th anniversary, what we are referring to as our Mid-life Crisis™. The VP mid-life crisis™ series will feature programs from the six stages of a typical mid-life crisis: Denial, Passion; Replay, Depression, Withdrawal, and Acceptance.

In celebration of VP’s 40th anniversary, the Withdrawal residency will honour VP’s tradition of technology-based artistic expression through commissioning an artist (or team) to create an immersive work that encapsulates elements of VP’s past, present and/or future by withdrawing elements of research about VP and placing them into new contexts. This recontextualization can envision new trajectories and technologies, reimagine histories and futures, or develop a present through historical sampling and remixing. Artists can choose to develop algorithmic or data-driven works, develop immersive A/V works, or any other technology-based installations.

We are specifically looking for ‘experimental’ work that conceptually highlights VP’s past, present and/or future within an immersive installation. The installation can include works of sound, XR, video, interactivity, physical computing, virtual art, projection mapping, electronics etc. and can be made utilizing VP’s facilities such as the A/V suite, analog video suite, motion capture / VR suite, modular synth, or any of our cameras, streaming equipment, mics, recorders, projectors etc.