Via Low Lives: Open Call!

On March 3rd, 2012, Low Lives: Occupy! will stream live performances, actions, and happenings online by artists, artist collectives, Occupy groups, and presenters in alliance with the Occupy movement.


All artists, artist collectives, individuals, and creative groups in solidarity with the Occupy protests are invited to submit proposals. Low Lives: Occupy! seeks projects including, but not limited to, live performance art, public actions and interventions, happenings, acts of protest and civil disobedience, taking place in both real and virtual spaces.

All Artists who have participated in previous Low Lives projects are eligible to submit a proposal.


Low Lives: Occupy! invites any person, group of people, and presenters to “plug in and project” the broadcast in their homes, building facades, venues and other public spaces for their local communities.

Submission requirements and other important info attached.

Important Dates:

February 6: Submission Deadline

February 10: Submitting Artists/Groups notified

March 3: Low Lives: Occupy!  6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
Selections Committee:

Jorge Rojas- Low Lives Founding Director, Producer, Curator, Artist

Christina deRoos- Low Lives Co-Producer, Artist, Activist, Nonprofit Administrator

Juan Obando- Low Lives Co-Producer, Artist, Professor of Art and Art History at Elon University
Presenting Partner and official NYC venue:

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics

New York University, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY
Presenting Partner and Online location:

Occupy With Art  –


Note– Low Lives 4, our annual Networked Performance Festival, is scheduled for April 27 – 28, 2012. A separate call for proposals will be issued on January 30, 2012.

Please help us get the word out by sharing this announcement with anyone that may be interested.

About Low Lives

Founded in 2009, Low Lives is an international platform for live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances. Low Lives offers local and global audiences a contextual frame from which to consider live performance in both the physical and virtual space.

The platform celebrates the transmission of ideas beyond geographical and cultural borders, and opens multicultural and intergenerational dialogue through visual language, new technologies, and contemporary expressions.  Low Lives is about both the presentation and transmission of performative gestures from a particular place and time. Low Lives produces an annual Networked Performance Festival. For more information, visit

About Occupy With Art

Occupy With Art (Formerly Occupennial) is an affinity group of the Arts & Culture working group. We are artists, writers, curators, and art professionals lending our skills to produce art, cultural events and projects, with a particular focus on OWS itself as a social art process. We work with organizations and artists that require a focused team to facilitate their projects. We produce art projects, large-scale events, and exhibitions. Our website,, serves as an information hub for current and past art-related activities in the OWS movement. We are committed to building relationships within OWS and with outside arts organizations.

About Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual and interdisciplinary network of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas. Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression and politics, the organization explores embodied practice—performance—as a vehicle for the creation of new meaning and the transmission of cultural values, memory and identity. Anchored in its geographical focus on the Americas (thus “hemispheric”) and in three working languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese), the Institute’s goal is to promote vibrant interactions and collaborations at the level of scholarship, art practice and pedagogy among practitioners interested in the relationship between performance and politics in the hemisphere.


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