Play Festival and Symposium Oberlin College and Conservatory

March 13th and 14th

Description

What are the ways in which play enters into our everyday lives? To play with can be both joyous and sinister— from which perspective do we enter into the play of games, of music, of art? And, what are the ways in which we play, the ways we begin to change and shift our engagement with the world around us?

An interdisciplinary festival and symposium, Play Festival is an interdisciplinary two day symposium that incorporates film screenings, concerts, gallery events, talks, panels, papers, and audio walks that focus on the tactics and strategies of play.

Call for Works

Please submit your proposals to playfestoberlin@gmail.com by Midnight, January 26th EST.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent out on February 1, 2015.  Please make sure to list any and all technical requirements that you may have in your proposal.

Please note that we cannot pay for travel, expenses, shipping, or materials for your work. For concert performances, amplification and projection will be available.   This is a free event, open to the public, Sponsored by the TIMARA department at the Oberlin Conservatory and Cinema Studies at Oberlin College.

Music/Sound Performances

Please include in your proposal the title for your work, the performers, technical needs, stage setup,  duration,  a URL to a video of a performance of the work, and a brief description of how your performance fits within the theme of play in .pdf format. Please note that we can only accommodate performances under 15 minutes in length.

Presentation, Papers, and Workshops

Please submit an abstract of 500 words in .pdf format, that outlines how your presentation, paper, or workshop relates to themes of play.  Please include a technical description for your presentation or workshop. Please list the duration of your presentation, paper, or workshop in the proposal.

Films

Please include in your proposal the title for your work, technical needs, stage setup,  duration,  a URL to the work, and a brief description of how your film/video fits within the theme of play in .pdf format. Please note that we can only accommodate films and videos under 15 minutes in length. 16mm or video format may be used in the screening.

Fixed Media/Gallery

Please include in your proposal the title for your work, technical needs, installation guidelines,  and a URL to documentation of the work, and a brief description of how your work fits within the theme of play in .pdf format.

Intervention and Audio Walks

Please include in your proposal the title for your work, technical needs, installation guidelines,  written overview of the work, and a URL to documentation of the work (if applicable), and a brief description of how your work fits within the theme of play in .pdf format.