Im|Mobilities: Call for Artworks


Published by Jen Southern


Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Call for artworks for Art & Mobilities Exhibition

The work will be hosted within the conference virtual platform at Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research conference.

Thursday July 8th and Friday July 9th 2021, hosted by MFRN (Mobilities Research Network).

After the conference the exhibition will be hosted on a wordpress website.

We are seeking submissions for an online exhibition.

In turbulent geo-political, social and technological times attention to the role of im|mobilities is important. This is both true in relation to mobilities as a diverse area of academic enquiry, but also in terms of what it means to make art related to mobilities and movement.

The diversity of mobilities research, from the politics of migration control to corporeal acts of stillness and movement, provide insights that demonstrate crucial relations across multiples sites and scales of life, and across disciplines. The complex contextures of life and social order are made in and through the interconnected im|mobilities of people, goods, resources, particles, viruses, ideas, information and more. Turbulent times demand creative agility in art works and creative research methods that explore, for instance: the micro-mobilities of CO2, soil, and microbes, intentional and forced migrations, more-than-human mobilities of both animals and technologies, to transport systems from walking to flight, and interplanetary imaginaries of escape.

We invite submissions of existing work from any artist or researcher working with the conference themes.

The exhibition will be in a virtual space online, with three options for submissions:

  • Banner Image on the ‘wall’ of the virtual space = 1MB and 435x300px.
  • Video as part of a showreel within the virtual space = 1920 x 1080px, no longer than 5 minutes. Link for YouTube, Vimeo or Twitch.
  • A link to an external webpage or an online document.


Submit your artworks and a 300-500 word text for the catalogue by Friday May 14th 2021 to &  

We aim to collaboratively write a multi-authored journal article based on the short texts, and reflections on the virtual exhibition. If you would like to be part of this, please indicate in your submission.

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