Open Call to GIF Makers! Submit Your GIFs!

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Coffee is poured haphazardly into a mug featuring a speech bubble with the phrase What is art?

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Calling all GIF makers, during Prime Time on June 30, the MCA is hosting a crowd-sourced public celebration of that omnipresent mode of digital expression, the GIF. You are invited to send us original GIFs designed to fuel a late-night internet café video wall; display a stupid joke, feature your favorite celebrity moment, summarize your latest dark web art theory, heal from a recent cyborg heart break, MS paint your fav dystopian futurememe, etc. All (appropriate for public consumption) GIFs submitted will be screened in the fourth-floor lobby of the museum during the event. Of all displayed GIFs, the 25 GIFs that highlight contemporary GIF culture best will be featured on the MCA blog after the event and their makers will be contacted.

Deadline

Submissions are accepted until June 25, 2018.

Requirements

  • The GIF should be 3–10 seconds long.
  • Anyone can submit a GIF. The person submitting the GIF must have created the GIF.

Accessories

Consider signing your GIF with a mark or signature.

Submission Process

To submit your GIF, please email your .gif file to [email protected] AND, using #MCAPrimeTime:

About the Event

MCA Prime Time is an after-hours series that taps into the creative pulse of Chicago with an eclectic mix of live music, performance art, screenings, and interactive programs that transform the museum in spectacular ways.