Call for Submissions to CA+T's Next Virtual Exhibition HiddenClare Counihan
What are the experiences of (un)documentation? How does one feel (material, psychic, affective) loss within diaspora? What are the (in)visible spaces and acts we inhabit?
The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) is looking for creative non-fiction personal narratives for an online compilation that revolve around the topics of “hidden,” “in/visibility,” and being “in hiding,” all broadly defined. The compilation is provisionally titled Hidden: Absences and Presences.
CA+T is a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization. While we are Philippines-centric, we do not limit ourselves to contributions by or about Filipinos and Filipino Americans. Rather, we use the lens of Filipinos and the Philippines as a starting point to generate dialogue about local and global processes and to convey how other communities of color are as much entangled with globalizing forces as Filipinos are. Our organization is inherently creative, comparative, and interdisciplinary in our mission.
As part of a multiplatform curated exhibition series, we are seeking creative non-fiction from both published and emerging writers. We are looking for personal narratives that grapple with experiences of absences or presences. While this theme is subject to interpretation, some examples of topics include
• The experiences of (un)documentation
• Feelings of (material, psychic, affective) loss within diasporic experiences
• (In)visible spaces and acts
• Queer failure (dislocation within queer communities and spaces)
• Absent, repressed, or forgotten histories and memories
• Spectral hauntings and family ghost stories
• Unacknowledged presence.
The word count should be between 500 and 1000 words.
The deadline for submissions has been extended for the LAST TIME to August 15, 2014, 11:59pm PST. Please send submissions to Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "HIDDEN: Personal narrative." We will inform you of your selection within two to three weeks of receipt of your submission. Word doc. is preferred format.