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Canadian Calls for Submissions & Auditions – 07/30/12
July 30, 2012
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Hello!

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! Take a look at the amazing calls I have for you.

Have a wonderful day!

Ryan

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Gaze – Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario)
July 25, 2012
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Take a look at your city… What looks back at you?

Looking is not indifferent. There can never be any question of ‘just looking’.

                                                                              – Victor Burgin

What do we look at and why? Philosopher Jacques Lacan complicates the understanding of narcissism and our view in the mirror by distinguishing between the eye’s look and the Gaze. The Gaze in Lacan’s later work speaks to the uncanny sense that the object of our eye’s look or glance is somehow looking back at us of its own will.  Does a gaze promise the potential to connect, as well as the possibility to sever?  How does Facebook and the activation of the digital emoticon begin to affect the suggestion or notion of looking? More importantly, a gaze involves active cooperation, i.e. between the one looking and the one being seen. Being gazed at holds the potential for self-reflection – we become conscious of how we are perceived and therefore alter our position or thought.

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