Open Call: That Sinking Feeling exhibition

Deadline: Thursday 10 March 2016.

An Open Call for an exhibition Curated by Susan Supercharged at Tom’s Etching Studio Hackney Wick, London 14 April until 1 May 2016.

THAT SINKING FEELING: Reflections and Responses on the image of the Sinking of the Titanic.

“ anxiety – a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune..”

In today’s technology riddled world coupled with world crisis and environmental unease, anxiety has become a familiar sensation.

I was invited by Jenny Judova founder of Art Map, and Tom Moore of Tom’s Etching studio to curate a show in Tom’s Etching Studio in Hackney Wick, inside of Mother Studios. I recalled an interesting item I found randomly in 2015, in Columbus Wisconsin. I learned from them was it an original etching plate, and I had been told that it was sent out to newspapers to print the story of the sinking of the Titanic. With further research ,I believe this plate was based on Willy Stower’s 1912 work “ Untergang der Titanic”.

I am asking for artists to respond to this plate in any fantastical aspect, and image rendering, they chose, thinking about the phrase..”that sinking feeling”.. The artist will receive an original hand print of the Titanic plate, which I will print, and add or subtract their impressions to create new and unique composition. The Artist must then return the finished piece to me which will then be hung in an exhibition in Hackney Wick, London. It will be exhibited in April/ May to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic on the night of the 14th of April 1912. This exhibition may then travel to Brooklyn, mirroring the voyage from Southampton in the UK, to New York City.

The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912 in the north Atlantic Ocean, four days into the ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship’s time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 on Monday, 15 April resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

Rules of Entry:
1: Artists must submit two small jpegs of former work in the first instance. There will be a small submission fee of £5.00. Submissions must may be made to
thatsinkingfeeling@gmail.com and a £5.00 submission fee made to:
paypal.me/superchargedprod

Chosen Artists will be informed by 5 March and asked to submit an additional £5.00 for printing and postage costs. The finished original artwork must be delivered or
posted by 2 April 2016.

I will be curating between 35 and 50 final prints, so there is a good chance of inclusion in the exhibition in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, which made it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

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