Grain is an independent artist show to be held for a night in Richmond, Virginia. The show concentrates on the change in surface and texture that has come to exist in digital media over time. The quality of an image is often a strong indicator of the time period in which it was created. The shifts within digital media alter the meaning and aesthetic of the works over time. The move towards improving resolution has left behind the original origins of this medium and transformed into something new. Grain concentrates on this change in surface and texture that has come by in the digital media over time.

The work must be of a short duration, maximum 5 minutes. We are accepting digital time-based works, including but not limited to: video, sound, experimental animation, projection, interactive, and new media. Maximum two submissions per applicant.

Please provide a link to your piece from Vimeo, YouTube, or other similar sites. If accepted, we will ask for a higher quality file of your work.

Overall Rating
  • Carl Patow

    An awesome assemblage of selected works that reflect the development of video as an artistic medium. The curators were present, welcoming and informative about the selection process and the individual works. Videos were presented in a variety of formats: on screens, monitors, around corners and at unusual angles. This was an outstanding event at VCU in Richmond, Virginia.

    May 2016