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Altering Perception
Call for Proposals for Public Exhibition

Mon 27 January — Mon 24 February 2020

Altering Perception explores the concept of perception in its broadest cultural, philosophical and technological terms.

Led by the School of Culture & Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow (UofG) in partnership with the School of Physics & Astronomy, CCA and Deafblind Scotland, the project departs from audio-visual impairment – as experienced by Scotland’s D/deaf and blind communities – to examine sense perception as our common ground for experiencing the world.

Through collaboration between academics, artists and community groups we aim to:

-Question how we sense the world – philosophically and physically – from the intersection of art and related technologies (e.g. Virtual Reality, 360-video and others);
-Reveal and explore alternative perceptions through creative engagement across disciplines and communities;
-Challenge image making (and, as a result, sense making) conventions across multiple creative forms.

The first stage of the project culminates in June 2020 with a public exhibition on perception hosted by the CCA. We are seeking proposals for creative responses to the project’s themes to be included in the exhibition alongside work directly informed by UofG’s ongoing research. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to:

-Visual and sonic art
-Tactile art
-Short film screenings
-VR and AR experiences

Creative works co-developed by Deafblind Scotland members and artist/practitioners from the Substantial Motion Research Network will also be part of the exhibition.

Proposals of no more than 300 words should be emailed to Azadeh.Emadi@glasgow.ac.uk and Casi.Dylan@glasgow.ac.uk by 6pm, Monday 24 February 2020.

A production budget of up to £1000 will be available to support selected works. Each proposal must include a detailed budget and an inventory of necessary resources, technological or otherwise.

Please contact viviana@cca-glasgow.com if you would like to submit in an alternative format. Decisions will be shared with all applicants by Friday 20 March 2020.