We are inviting people to submit proposals for an interconnected project, INSTANCE. This project will explore ways of creating archives, materials and responses to predominantly BAME artists from past experimental movements who lack their own archives and inclusion in canons due to marginalisation.
The project was formed after our own responses to poet & jazz singer Jeanne Lee. We interrogated our own understanding of her as a marginalised & experimental artist, her absences in canons of experimental Western movements, and what a reparative recentring of her would look like. To revive her legacy and fill in the absences in the white canons that erased her, would that involve research? Response? Re-evaluation?
Would this be active enough for a ‘revival’? A revival, maybe, isn’t a direct response at all; but action inspirited by the past; an ‘archive’ of contemporary artists in this instance.
We are looking for proposals for responses to BAME experimental artists, both past and present, to be included in our project. These responses can be text, audio, visual, dialogues, collaborations, workshops, performances or any other form you would like to respond in. These will be then be ‘archived’ in various active and present forms such as online, in print, as workshops, events and more.
The idea is to create a project that is a network, resource and a means for artistic, political & social action and collaboration today; inspirited by the positioning of past marginalised artists and our present will to change.
As per the nature of this project, we are particularly interested in proposals from BAME/marginalised artists. However, we are also interested in proposals from others – particularly if it exhibits an awareness of privileged positioning and vantage points, and interrogates this within the response.
Send us a few sentences on who you are/your practice, and your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘INSTANCE proposal’.
(At the moment submissions are unpaid, as are we. We may be able to give a very small sum for accepted proposals. If we are successful in our applications for funding for this project, we may be able to offer more per submission or to offer other kinds of support).
LUMIN looks to publish visionary art, freely expressed poetry, prose, music, plays, sound pieces, experimental and lucid essay/critical/academic work, reviews, arts journalism, and contemporary non-genre restricted unique creations. We publish in our bi-annual LUMIN JOURNAL, and also look to publish individual artist/collectives’ works in chapbooks/pamphlets.
Especially submit if you find your work gets subjugated to ‘the underground’, if it’s experimental, conceptual & expansive-thinking. We’re interested in work that’s in dialogue with or comes out of spirituality, non-western thought, modernist, post-modernist & meta-modernist modes of expression, and unbound experimentation; and from socially/politically marginalised artists in particular.
ALL MEDIUMS, STYLES, FORMATS ACCEPTED
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME
SUBMISSIONS FOR ONLINE, CHAPBOOKS/PAMPHLETS AND COLLABORATIONS ARE ALWAYS OPEN
WHILST THE DEDICATED CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR PRINT JOURNAL IS NOT CURRENTLY OUT, WE WILL STILL CONSIDER ALL WORK SUBMITTED FOR FUTURE ISSUES
SUBMIT TO LUMINJOURNAL@GMAIL.COM IN WHATEVER FORMAT WORKS FOR YOU, WITH A SHORT CONTEXTUAL STATEMENT ABOUT YOUR PIECES IF YOU THINK IT’S NECESSARY.