Seeking Video Works for The High Wall 2022 / Calls & Submissions

May 31, 2022

Organization Name: Strange Fire Collective x The High Wall

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The High Wall—in partnership with Strange Fire Collective—is seeking submissions of video works to be projected on the facade of the Inscape Arts Building in Seattle, WA. Three artists will be selected to exhibit square format short video works. Inscape resides in a former immigration detention center; because of the building’s history we seek artists whose work explore broad ideas of immigration, diaspora, and borderlands. The works will be on view July 21-24, 2022 in conjunction with the Seattle Art Fair.

In addition to the work being shown, selected artists will be interviewed by the curators. The interview will be archived on The High Wall online archive as well as featured on Strange Fire Collective. Selected artists will receive a $350 stipend ($250 for the screening and $100 for the interview per W.A.G.E. standards).

Curated by photographer and visual arts educator Kelly Lee Webeck (@rocketfacedweeb) and artist and educator Jesse Egner (@jesseegner) of Strange Fire Collective.

Submission guidelines: Please use the Google Form to submit your work. Videos can be shared with a link such as Vimeo or YouTube. There is no submission fee. Each artist can submit up to three pieces for consideration. The videos must be in a square format OR be able to be cropped by the curators for exhibition (in coordination with the artist).

Opening night event: July 21, 2022 (COVID permitting)

Projections Dates: July 21-24, 2022. 4 nights of projection, Thursday through Sunday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at with the subject line “The High Wall 2022”.

Venue: The High Wall presents video works projected on the facade of the Inscape Arts Building. The projection wall faces Southwest and can be seen from 4th avenue and the light rail as well as from the parking garage for CenturyLink Field Event Center, which hosts the Seattle Art Fair. Because of Inscape’s history as an immigration center, we prioritize artists whose work explores immigration, diaspora, and borderlands.

Format & Guidelines:

The High Wall will feature work by three artists.
The projected image is in a square format.
Final work must not be longer than 10 minutes.
The work should not involve any text, to comply with billboard laws.
The work will be mainly seen from a roadway, moving train, or at a distance (CenturyLink parking garage), so it’s important that the work be graphic, visually striking, and have staying power. This is not the appropriate venue for durational or narrative work.
There are no audio capabilities available and as such all works should function without sound

Eligibility: This call is open to artists internationally. However, payments can only be made in the U.S. or via PayPal/Venmo.

Archive: Your work will be documented and included in the High Wall online archive. An accompanying interview will be both printed and shared during the reception, and featured online alongside the documentation. The interview is optional, according to your availability. Past participating artists include D.K. Pan, C. Davida Ingram, Tracy Rector, Satpreet Kahlon, Klara Glasova, Che Sehyun, Amir Sheikh, Tatiana Garmendia, Dan Hawkins, and Rodrigo Valenzuela.

Artist Compensation: $350. We use the W.A.G.E. pay scale to determine presentation pay for artists, and are aware it is a modest stipend. We offer $250 for the screening of an existing work and $100 for the interview element.

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