Call for Submissions: PolyPlay 2021

OPEN TO GAMERS, 3D ANIMATORS, VR ARTISTS, AND OTHER NEW MEDIA-BASED ART

PolyPlay is SAIC’s annual experimental arcade gallery held by ExTV in the middle of the spring semester. In recent years, we have seen the swift emergence of technology within the art world without much time to reflect on the purpose of the medium itself, specifically in relation to its inherent necessitation of direct audience engagement. Unlike other forms of time-based media art, such as performance events or film screenings, video games have yet to define their objective within the context of art galleries. We showcase and welcome new games made by students (present or graduated) exploring the new media world. 

In the past, we have exhibited computer-operated games, along with performances, interactive sculptures, experimental art games/objects, 3D animations, virtual reality works, etc. As we move to an online only format for this year’s event, we encourage submissions that innovatively approach the creative restrictions that past year has presented. PolyPlay 2021 hopes to be a creative space for digital escapism, enjoyment, and solace in these times.

Interested? Here is the submission form link:

https://forms.gle/KtC48sBg7dK4SoqK7

Submissions due February 5th, 2021!