There is no deadline for uploading and submitting memorial proposals and projects. The project serves as a growing archive of memorial concepts and projects. At the present time there are no plans for further juror's reviews beyond those that took place in 2008 and 2009. That said, all works submitted to iraqimemorial.org will be featured on the website and considered for inclusion in the travelling exhibition project.
All proposals that adhere to the
project guidelines will be featured as part of the online exhibition.
Selected proposals recognized by the juror's review processes (2008 & 2009)and those selected by project director Joseph DeLappe will be featured in the travelling exhibition. Computer stations will as well be prominently featured in the gallery to facilitate public access to all proposals. If you are interested in featuring the traveling exhibition please contact Joseph DeLappe at: delappe "@" unr.edu.
The Iraqimemorial.org Book Pending funding, there are plans to produce a book documenting the iraqimemorial.org project. Proposals featured in the traveling exhibition will be featured as well as critical essays by invited scholars.
Guidelines for Entries
This project seeks to highlight conceptions of memorials in the broadest context possible. From individual gestures of personal remembrance to monumental concepts functioning on a global scale - all ideations of memory that address the issue of Iraqi civilian deaths are welcome. From sketches on napkins to fully detailed digitally animated walkthroughs - the diversity of approaches to expressing your ideas will help to create an engaging and thought provoking repository of memorial concepts.
Guiding Principles Artists are invited to:
-Represent the spirit of the mission statement and project goals.
-Educate people about civilian deaths in the Iraq conflict.
-Address the lack of recognition of civilian deaths.
-Consider absence - of life, of accurately documented casualty numbers.
-Encourage reflection and a respect for life.
-Address notions of memory, monument and site.
Who May Submit Proposals? All artists, designers, individuals or collaborations are welcome and invited to submit proposals. You must be at minimum 18 years old to participate in this project.
Materials/Media/Processes There are no restrictions in regard to materials, media or processes - this project seeks to encourage proposals from across the diverse spectrum of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary artistic practice. This open call for proposals is open to all creative practice, including but not limited to: visual artists, performing artists, designers, architects, audio artists. Artists and designers should think as broadly a possible in considering the proposed use of materials, media and processes. All artistic processes will be considered in this context (permanent/temporary, physical/ethereal, object/performative, formal/interactive, traditional/relational, analog/digital).
Site It is up to each artist to define the context(s) as to where the proposed memorials would ideally be realized. There are no geographical, architectural, dimensional or spatial restrictions of any kind - as there is no defined location this is completely open to individual interpretation and imagination (physical/virtual, local/global, permanent/temporary). Artists are encouraged to consider the identification of site(s) as fluid yet critical to the proposal process.
What to Submit?
Artists are invited to use the format best suited to represent their individual memorial concepts. This can include, but is not limited to: drawings, diagrams, architectural renderings, scale models, photographs, descriptive texts, audio files, video or animated walk-through - whatever format most creatively represents the memorial concept.
How to Submit Entries are accepted via this website. Please prepare the following information then use the online proposal form to complete the entry process:
1-2 jpeg files and/or audio/video files up to (.mp3 or .mov), (a total 2 files maximum combined 15mb per submission)