Waiting Room: Online Exhibition
Open Call

Curator: Dr. Rotem Rozental

We are now accepting submissions for creative, multi-disciplinary responses for a digital exhibition. Deadline: Monday, December 7, 5pm PST.

The waiting room requires patience. It requires accepting circumstances and conditions beyond our control. It requires sitting, observing, reflecting, anticipating. These moments, when we eagerly await the next step, are also when unexpected creativity might spark.

This exhibition asks to embrace the uncertainties of this moment, and proposes to dwell in the uneasiness of not knowing what will come next. As we collectively find ourselves confounded to a waiting room we did not ask to enter, this exhibition wonders how to re-envision a space for introspection, reflection and preparation for what life could look like on the other end, as we will make our way through the exit. In this waiting room, we can choose to seize the opportunity to re-define how do we share a space, re-create our communication, connections, our daily rituals and our engagement with the world.

Waiting Room will launch as a digital platform for various micro-communities to engage and respond to one another, while thinking about being in a space of waiting.

We seek responses to these main questions:
1. How do we re-create ritual in the everyday?
2. How do we re-create accepting?
3. How do we re-create our dwelling?

4. How do we re-create communing?

5. How do we re-create learning?

You can share with us responses in all media, whether these are blueprints for future projects, reflective texts, drawings you made while on Zoom, images captured in recent months, new and old works which feel relevant, etc. The works will be featured in our website as part of this ongoing project.