Works-in-Progress Festival CFE, deadline September 28

Friday, September 28, 2012 (All day)

Are you a scholar, sculptor, artist, activist, programmer, or poet? A filmmaker, composer, translator, writer, choreographer, comedian, or chef? An institution, entrepreneur, community group? All or none of the above? We are currently looking for people working (making, creating, planning, building) to participate in our 2012 festival.

Works-in-Progress  is an interdisciplinary public arts festival that seeks to challenge conventional notions about artists, exhibition, and audiences. Unlike most other public arts festivals, WiP will give artists an opportunity to present unfinished works, still in the process of being completed. These works will then be “workshopped” with other participants. It will be up to the festival’s attendees to imagine how each piece might be further developed to best achieve each artist’s stated aims.

WiP is about the twists and turns that all makers encounter along they way. The festival is an opportunity to share insights about the creative process across media, styles, schools, practices, and professions.

Submit your proposal no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Please send a proposal of no more than one page explaining your work, how it would benefit from interdisciplinary critique, and why your work might be interesting to ponder in its unfinished state.

E-mail proposals to:

his year we've also invited the following special guests to share their work and join the conversation:

Kenneth Goldsmith is an American poet. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb, teaches Poetics and Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and is Senior Editor of PennSound. He has published ten books of poetry, notably Fidget (2000), Soliloquy (2001) and Day (2003) and Goldsmith's American trilogy, The Weather (2005), Traffic, (2007) and Sports, (2008).

Chip Lord is an American Digital Media artist currently teaching at UC Santa Cruz. He is best known for his work with the alternative architecture and media collective known as Ant Farm (co-founded with Doug Michels in 1968). His work generally takes a satirical look at American myths and legends, they are often "nostalgic, but edged with an ironic detachment."

Jane Gillooly is a non-fiction and narrative film/video maker whose work is inspired and informed by a century of non-fiction filmmaking, silent and vintage cinema, and activism. Gillooly consistently surprises as she crosses new boundaries and confronts new subjects with a distinctive vision. A recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Gillooly is a member of the graduate faculty in film at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Katie Grace McGowan explores empathy and affect through a variety of media including genre bending performance, installation, and creative non-fiction. Katie received an M.F.A. from The University of Iowa in Intermedia and is currently working as Curator of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Digital Studio for Public Humanities                                                         
The Writer’s Workshop
UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature                             
Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center
International Writing Program                                                                     
Public Space One
Obermann Center                                                                                            
Iowa City Public Library
University of Iowa Museum of Art                                                               
Iowa City Senior Center
University of Iowa Center for the Book                                                       
Institute for Cinema and Culture