My aim is to achieve a complex of images and text, like a mosaic, that takes on a distinctive flavor and personality with the accumulation of participant contributions. A place for listening and engagement where individuality maintains its autonomy making an appearance in a collective. I do not intend to promote a self-help slogan, nor to create a means of achieving social justice, or of alleviating blindness.
To ground the project, I propose the eye as a symbol of vision and the hand as a symbol of action as the theme, both in a broad sense, and a shared and unifying format that permits the configuration of the mosaic.
The theme distilled in the project's name is a simple and direct phrase that I believe contains a broad spectrum of observation and human activity, both individually and in the interaction and presence in society.
The related vision and action are not only the capacity of the eye and the mechanical possibilities of the hand, but also their symbolic capacity as perception, awareness, and vision imposed by beliefs, dogmas, or manipulation, as well as the actions and omissions linked or not to a clear vision and a responsible and coherent purpose.
It is possible to participate with an image and/or text adhering to the following guidelines:
Image. Each participant must send two independent images in a vertical letter-size format. One alluding to the eye (or eyes) and the other alluding to the subject of the hand (or hands) in any technique: photography, drawing, painting, collage, etc., in JPG or PNG (compressed) format, dimensions (28 x 21.5 cm) at a resolution of 300 dpi (3300 x 2550 pix) in a file no larger than 10 MB.
Text. Free text or poem no longer than 250 words, in Spanish or English, in any literary genre, on a subject related to the project, the eye/the hand, in Word format, corrected and without errata.
Data. We ask each participant to send a Word document attachment with the participant's full name, a brief life profile (optional) with a 150-word maximum, the title of the work, technique, and date of creation.
The participations who are selected will be published on the El Rizo Robado (Facebook / Instagram) network to form the collective mosaic.
A virtual exhibition of the mosaic will be held at El Rizo Robado (www.elrizorobado.com) under the curatorship of Mario Palacios Kaim and Gabriela Galindo, as well as the publication of an electronic book (with a possible print version), with all the participants' contributions.
A physical exhibition will be held when it is possible.
Date: Participation is open from the publication of this call until May 31, 2021.
By participating you agree to transfer publication rights and copyright of the digital image to the EYES SEE / HANDS DO Project designed by Mario Palacios Kaim in collaboration with Gabriela Galindo as the representative of El Rizo Robado.
The works will be presented as a piece of community authorship with the respective individual participation credit.
The EYES SEE / HANDS DO Project will only receive pieces in electronic format, any original will remain in the artist's possession.
We reserve the right to reject or not publish any work that does not meet the quality standards or conceptual guidelines indicated.
We are not responsible for technical errors when sending, receiving, and/or publishing any work or text.
Everyone who participates will do so voluntarily and without conditions and requirements.
The EYES SEE / HANDS DO Project reserves the right to print and exhibit any
of the works received virtually or physically in public or private exhibition spaces, as well as the possibility of publishing the book, without compensation obligations for the participants.
Register your participation HERE:
You must send us all your information in order to complete your registration.
Once registered you must send your images / text to email@example.com
If you have any questions or need more information, send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly answer your questions.
Mario Palacios Kaim, CDMX, 1953, self-taught visual artist since 1970, using drawing, painting, graphic arts, and installation. With individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.
Link to a participative art work in 2014 entitled El Quinto Muro: https://vimeo.com/237490317 / https://vimeo.com/237491782