Sediment is hosting a Bring Your Own Beamer/Surface event taking place in two stages: Stage 1 is a call for surfaces, and Stage 2 is a call for video and light projections to be shown on those surfaces.
BYOB/S is an open call, with projections being any size and type of focused light- digital projectors, pocket projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, flashlights with shadowplay, moving projectors that sweep through the space... Surfaces can be of any type as well- found material, drawings or paintings, performing bodies, kinetic objects...
Artists interested in participating in Stage 1 must bring their surface and all necessary hanging hardware to the gallery on January 29th or 30th from 1-4pm. Surfaces must not be reflective or dark in color, must not be more than six feet in any dimension*, and must not weigh more than 20lbs if meant to be hung from the ceiling. Surfaces are encouraged to be made to hang from the ceiling (13.5’ high) or stand freely in space. The gallery will perform all installations of surfaces.
Artists interested in participating in Stage 2 must bring their own projector, media players, and necessary cords to the gallery on February 4th or 5th from 1-4pm. Videos must be silent.
*Advance collaborations between artists working on surfaces and projections are encouraged and should be communicated to the gallery before installation begins, especially if large or complex. Space and outlets are limited, and the gallery reserves the right to reposition works if necessary.
BYOB/S is a one-night event. All surfaces and beamers must be removed from the gallery on Saturday, February 6th from 1-7pm. The gallery is not responsible for materials or equipment left after 7pm on the 6th of February. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Participation in BYOB/S is free. The opening event will be held on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. Public admission is $1 for 1 token. The public is encouraged to use their token to vote for the best in show surface/beamer combination. The work with the most tokens will receive an honorarium from the admission fees.
BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafael Rozendaal in Berlin. The concept became popular worldwide and is now organized in cities like New York, Seoul, Athens, Melbourne and Paris. In the Netherlands, the BYOB events are organized in Enschede, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
"BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands."
SEDIMENT extends the BYOB idea with the addition of BYOSurface, to encourage material and light collaborations between participant artists and to augment the limited traditional projection screen/wall into a multi-layered, dynamic, and participatory installation event.