Audiovisual Frontiers • Call for Works

Audiovisual Frontiers intends to promote contemporary audiovisual creation. We are seeking audiovisual works that extend the frontiers and possibilities of audiovisual art. We invite works that unfold concepts and tools that evoke thought and discussion, as well as works emphasizing experience and being in the world.

We are looking for audiovisual works from a diversity of perspectives, aesthetics, affects, movements, and sensation that push the limits of the audiovisual. We are interested in engaging with current categories of audiovisual creation such as cinematic arts, music, gaming, and poetry, but especially in works exploring new paths of research and development.

The selected works will be presented at the virtual exhibition Audiovisual Frontiers. The website will be launched on May 14, 2021. We are also accepting works to be streamed on a live event on May 15, 2021.

The following categories should give insight on the broad scope of interdisciplinary fields of audiovisual creation that we suggest. Rather than restrictions, these categories are proposed as lines of flight that give the possibility to escape, to cross the threshold between paradigms, to transcend the actual and ascend into the virtual.


Sound and Visual Art Virtual Sound and Image Video Clips
Audiovisual Song Intermedia Visual Music
Abstract Film Audiovisual Poetry Audiovisual Performance
Audiovisual Telemati Recorded Sound and Visuals Electronic Sound and Visuals
Audiovisual Electronics Audiovisual Environment Audiovisual Installation
Audiovisual Hip-Hop Audiovisual Gaming Audiovisual Cover
Audiovisual Capturing Animation 3D / Immersion
Audiovisual Remix Audiovisual Hacking Audiovisual Cybernetics
DJing / VJing Audiovisual Cover Audiovisual Overdrive
Audiovisual Silence Audiovisual Affect Audiovisual Body
Audiovisual Environment Audiovisual Presence Audiovisual Absence
Audiovisual Pattern Audiovisual Noise Audiovisual Ritual
Audiovisual Replication Audiovisual Disruption Post-humanism


Submission Details

We welcome your submittals. There is no cost, no risk, no peril. We promise to treat submissions with the deepest attention. Selection for exhibition is subject to customary curatorial criteria. We welcome sound, video, multimedia, and interactive works. This project is curated by Paulo C. Chagas (Professor, UC Riverside Department of Music) and Nikolay Maslov (Curator of Film & Media Projects, UCR ARTS).

Works can be submitted as direct files (through DropBox, Google Drive, etc.), links to other platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or links to websites or apps.

One work per artist. Please provide a description of each submitted work (max 100 words) and artist’s bio (100 words).

We can be reached at audiovisualfrontiers (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions.


Artists discussion

Artists will be invited to participate to discuss their works on a live streaming event on May 15, 2021.


Deadline For Submissions

April 15, 2021 11:59 PM PST



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