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1. From: Christof Migone <>

Call For Submissions: Disquiet

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking works investigating the
notion of silence as a disturbance.

Silence, as charged rather than neutral. Silence in the context of
peril, conflict, disquietude. The relationship between the silencer
and the silenced-to shut, to mute, to muzzle, to censor. Silence is
both a break, a caesura, and a constant, a continuity. Its volume can
be louder than words, its infinitude can be both repressive and
liberatory. It can be either a product of enforcement or a tactic of
resistance. I would prefer not to. It can also be that momentary lull
before an outbreak of laughter; the portentous seriousness of silence
can be shifted to aspects of play. A quiet state can be both prelude
and postscript to a panoply of events: farcical, absurd, traumatic,
quotidian, mediatized, global, intimate, sensorial, political, etc.
Disquiet is disturbed silence. Silence under tension. Disquiet marks
silence as a palpable presence.

Disquiet is initiated by Modern Fuel as part of an entire programming
season dedicated to the theme of

Silence. This theme enfolds multiple political subtexts-silence as
systemic racism, unspoken power

over another; conversely, silence conjures up more explicit
interpretations such as one-minute-of-silence as remembrance or as
speechlessness. Equally, silence speaks to, and of, its antithesis:
voice, protest, resistance, song. Silence and speech cannot be
catagorized as simply bad and good, respectively or vice-versa, but
are located on a dimentional continuum where various degrees of
communication are possible. Disquiet fits into and interacts with
this contiuum.

Disquiet is open to all disciplines. Guest curator: Christof Migone.

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation and
interpretation of visual and time-based arts that explore
wide-ranging aesthetics and a broad scope of formal and
socio-cultural questions. We encourage submissions both from artists
residing within the region and outside these boundaries, and program
Modern Fuel Gallery according to a 50/50 split. (Our region spans an
approximate radius of 100 km around Kingston.)

Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2005

Submissions must include the following:
1. A cover letter introducing your proposal
2. 10 numbered slides of related work with a slide list OR a in
VHS/DVD format OR a CD-ROM
3. An artist C.V.
4. A brief statement about your proposal and its relevance to the theme
5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope

For additional information please contact
Gjennifer Snider, Program Director at (613)548-4883 or


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