“Self-Service” call for entries NOW CLOSED

Our open call has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted work. We are now looking forward to viewing all the films and we’ll let you know our selection at the beginning of May.

The artists’ moving image exhibition Self-Service will take place in the atmospheric crypt of St John’s Church as part of the Waterloo Festival in June 2019.Exhibiting artists will include members of the London Group, invited artists and those selected by this open call.

Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition will bring together works that explore the idea of ‘self-service’. We are interested in seeing moving image work that relates to this theme in multiple ways: What happens when we do things for ourselves? As automation and artificial intelligence infiltrate everything, what is the implication for individuals, communities and machines? How should we think about ‘autonomy’? What is self-service in art? How might art that ‘services the self’ change our subjectivity with the world?

Self-Service will be curated by London Group members David Theobald and Genetic Moo.

Exhibition details
Where: The Crypt at St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
When: Mon 10 to Sun 16 June 2018 / everyday 1pm – 6pm and 12pm – 4pm Sun
Preview evening: Wed 12 June, 6pm – 9pm
Admission: FREE

Terms and conditions
1. Submission is FREE.
Click below to Register or login to the portal and use access code: selfservice19
2. Submitted moving image work can be films or loops but must have maximum run time of 5 minutes
3. If selected, artists should be able to send their work as an mp4 or .mov file by WeTransfer.
4. We would appreciate exhibiting artists being available for 3 hours of invigilation. Please state availability on application

Deadline: Mon 15 April