Call for entries
The word “count” can refer both to storytelling as in ‘recounting’ or numerification as in ‘counting’. Numbers and counting are central to how we tell (and are told) stories about our lives and nature. Quantification pervades modern life. We rely every day on a host of numbers to organise our lives and, in turn, our lives are quantified by markets, organisations and governments to shape our behaviors.
In our agora, we invite photographic work that captures the ways contemporary humans and Nature are entangled with quantification and numbers. We are open to any submissions that broadly engage in a questioning of the role of numbers in organising human lives and their impact on humans and nature.
All submissions will be carefully reviewed, and visual story/series will receive feedback from our curatorial board composed of artists, curators and academics working in arts but also critical studies of accounting, of global standing. Short-listed work will be showcased in an online exhibition including talks by outstanding contributors. In addition, we will organise two physical exhibitions in well-established venues in Barcelona and Edinburgh. Selected work will be also used in a collective publication that will be developed as part of this project.
Single shot – € 10
Visual story/Series – € 20
Deadline 30th April 2023
Image: SUN-SET, 2014 © Julien Malaurent