OPEN CALL: Trans | Post

OPEN CALL: Trans | Post

This is an open call for all who identify as transgender, intersex, innersex, genderqueer, nonconforming or gender gifted to submit handmade postcards for the show GenderBlender at the artspace MU, Eindhoven in the Netherlands starting June 6 till August 17.

For GenderBlender, MU is bringing together a wide range of internationally acclaimed works centered on gender. Films, photographs, installations, sculptures, drawings and performances that offer a challenge and raise questions, but that will also trigger reflection.

We want to see your artwork, your thoughts, your political opinions, your families, and your dreams about femininity, masculinity, and everything in between. The postcards do not need to be identity focused- if you are an artist, please feel free to submit a postcard that reflects your current artwork, if you are an activist; a postcard about political issues is perfect, etc.

This project is an open call. If you mail it, we will place it.

Requirements in order to be included in the show:

-Make up to three 105mm × 148mm (4 x 6 inch) postcards (see more postal requirements below)
-Write the name you would like associated with your card on the back
-Mail your postcards as soon as possible, addressed to:

Torenallee 40-06
5617 BD Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Postcard mailing details:

Postcards must be 105mm × 148mm (4 x 6 inch) to be in the show and as thick as card stock to mail properly. Make sure you weigh your postcard when you consider the weight/postage rate. Cards will also be accepted mailed in an envelope if you are
worried about postal damage. Because of the scope of the show, any postcards you submit will become part of the Trans | Post permanent collection.

Trans | Post is a project by Emmett Ramstad and started in collaboration with the William Way Community Center in Philadelphia.

Trans | Post is a project by Emmett Ramstad and started in collaboration with the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The postcards exhibited here are housed in the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives of the William Way LGBT Community Center, which is one of the most extensive collection of rare books, periodicals, video and audio tapes, periodicals, personal correspondence, and other ephemera documenting the rich history of the LGBTQ community.