Call for Signs of Our Times 3
Signs of Our Times 3
no deadline for ongoing blog
Starting with #231 ...
An international call for works in .jpeg format only, sent via internet to be:
1. Displayed on The Signs of Our Times blog for posterity
2. Works submitted by June 8th, 2014 will be part of a video slideshow shown at our June 14th, 2014 Mobius Fundraiser
All properly formatted works will be accepted; this is not a juried show. You may submit up to 3 "new"* works at a time even if you've participated in previous or in this current call for work.
Have you ever been walking, bicycling, driving, sitting in a bus or train and suddenly seen a sign which made you do a double take? or seen a sign whose meaning escaped you or initially gave you pause and then perhaps you comprehended its meaning or didn't? or a sign which made no sense at all? or a sign that just made you laugh or cry hysterically for some unfathomable reason?
This call is about those puzzling/surreal/emotionally evocative signs of our times. "Of our times" is defined as either drawing from your own personal experience/history or the collective's present, near past or imagined future.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Please submit one of the following:
a photograph of an actual sign with or without text in any language and with or without other accompanying information/text/graphics,
photograph of a work in any media which is your interpretation or memory of an actual sign with or without accompanying information/text/graphics
an imaginary sign which may or may not contain text in any language which would prove thought-provoking or puzzling or even humorous to another observer of your imagined sign. In this last case, the actual jpeg file might actually BE the sign if you wish OR you can submit a photograph of the sign you created in some other media.
In essence, the actual signs may be real or something created or manipulated by you in any media but the actual work you submit must be in the form of a jpeg file sent via the internet.
Please email the following to: Jane @ mobius.org
(boldface items are required):
Your name (as you would like it listed on the blog - which may be simply your initials, a pseudonym or Anonymous, if you would prefer to not use your real name)
Your city, province/state, country
an attached jpeg file, approximately: 300 dpi, 1800x1200, 756 KB
Your Website and/or blog link
Description/anecdote about the sign if you like in any language (100 words or less please).
Your permission for Mobius to use your photo(s) on the Signs of Our Times blog and related exhibitions/videos using "Your name" as submitted in Item 1.
If you are concerned about copyrights, I strongly advise you to embed your name into your photo before you submit it to me - or if you would like me to do that for you, I am happy to do so, just let me know exactly how you would like me to embed your name/copyright.
Once I receive your submission, I will post your jpeg file(s) and information (within a week or two depending on how many posts are waiting to be posted) on
About a week thereafter, your jpeg file(s) and an abbreviated version (in some cases) of your information on Mobius, Inc. - Mobius' facebook page
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.