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Audiovisual Frontiers • Call for Works

The submission for the first iteration of Audiovisual Frontiers has closed. Please visit us on November 20th for the launch of the virtual exhibition. The call for the second iteration will open in early-2022.


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 first iteration will be launched on November 20, 2021, with a second launching in May 2022.

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.


Submission Window

October 1st through November 1st, 2021 11:59 PM PST (for consideration for the 1st iteration of Audiovisual Frontiers). The window for the 2nd iteration will be posted in early-2022.


About UCR Department of Music

The Department of Music at UC Riverside offers undergraduate majors leading to the B.A. in Music and the B.A. in Music and Culture, as well as an M.A./Ph.D. in Music with a specialization in three areas: musicology, ethnomusicology, and digital composition.

The Department features a distinctive and supportive environment for study in music. It emphasizes close interaction between its students and faculty and provides for a continuously expanding range of musical and intellectual pursuits. Faculty interests range from traditional Western art music (offering foundational study in traditional musicology, theory, and composition) and ethnomusicology (music ethnography) to cultural studies, gender/sexuality, critical theory, free improvisation, digital and electronic music composition, popular music and the culture industry (including television and film as well as computer gaming), area studies, and many others. The entire faculty shares a belief in the importance of musical performance, an activity in which many are regularly engaged, and students receive individual attention in both research and creative projects.



UCR ARTS opened to the public in 2010, bringing together the California Museum of Photography (founded in 1973), the Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Art Gallery (1963), and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts (2010). Located three miles from UCR’s main campus, UCR ARTS is located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings downtown Riverside.

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