Fluxcore :: PROMISE LAND :: Multicultural Perspectives on the Concept of Journey
What is Your Promise Land?
DEADLINE: Friday July 9, 2004, 5:00 p.m.
To Interested Artists: To Celebrate Chicago Artist Month in 2004, Fluxcore would like to invite you to submit conceptual and meaningful works for a contemporary multimedia fashion event entitled Promise Land. The event will take place on Friday, October 29 starting at 6:00pm at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre located at 2936 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60657. Admission is $8.00 per person with the proceeds going toward covering the production costs of the event and launching a traveling version of this show.
Promise Land is a contemporary Fashion event with innovation. Fluxcore will incorporate performance, video, photography, motion graphics, dance, and other experimental mediums into a fashion event with couture and wearable art. The event is a unique way to present many aspects of the concept of journey as seen through the eyes of many talented artists and creative groups. We aim to portray a diverse range of perspectives and ethnic backgrounds represented in the Chicago communities and beyond.
Promise Land will showcase various artistic interpretations of idealistic spaces and expectations while one is on a “journey”. Fluxcore’s interpretation of a “journey” ranges from scenarios, such as immigrating to the United States from foreign lands to the journey of a child into adulthood. We would like to emphasize the “journey” as not always literally a physical one. A “journey” can be interpreted as a mental or emotional transition. It is the in-between stages while one is in transit: be it physical, mental, or emotional.
The show will be divided into three sections: the first will portray the beginning of the journey, the second will portray the mid-point of the journey, and the last will portray the end of the journey. Artwork, fashion, music, dance, and video will be combined into live spectacles, or sets if you will. In each section there will be 5 such spectacles or sets. If you would like to participate please download and complete the respective forms with all requested documents and send it by Friday July 9, 2004 5:00 p.m. to:
FLUXCORE 6648 NORTH NEWGARD CHICAGO, IL 60626
CELL PHONE NUMBER: 773-307-8101
(INCLUDE SASE IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR MATERIALS RETURNED TO YOU) YOU MAY ALSO UPLOAD PART OR ALL OF YOUR SUBMISSION TO SUBMISSIONS@FLUXCORE.ORG (WE SUGGEST SENDING LARGER FILES THROUGH THE MAIL)
Upon acceptance Fluxcore will request a $20.00 participation fee from each participating artist/ designer. This will help cover costs for the event. As a participating artist you will receive exposure via national promotional efforts, flyers, postcards, an extensive mail list, and much more. Fluxcore will also feature you and your work on Fluxcore’s website. Promise Land is part of Fluxcore’s mission to present edgy and innovative art to the public, and explore the differences between various cultures in an effort to foster better communication and exchange. The board Members of Fluxcore are artists with a strong commitment to the arts community in Chicago and have a high level of organization and professionalism in events. If you have any questions or need assistance with the submission form please don’t hesitate to call Ron Sager at 773-307-8101 or Melanie Adcock at 312-243-5629. We look forward to hearing from you.