Call for Submissions: Imagine Abundance Visual Symphony

Show Us Your Bay Area

What is abundant in your life? Now is the time to show us. Send us your photographs or videos that capture anything, positive or negative, that is abundant to you. Submit your images or video to be considered for the Imagine Abundance exhibition by following the instructions here. The deadline for submission is September 9th, 11:59pm PST.

As part of the Imagine Abundance: Visual Stories of the Bay Area exhibition, EDBA artist Angelica Ekeke will create a short performative “visual symphony” inspired by the submissions of the community around the theme of “abundance.” The images and video submitted by the public will be the source material and inspiration for Angelica’s performance, a new creative medium she identifies as a “visual symphony,” which fuses live journalistic reporting, documentary film, and a live score.

The Abundance exhibition will premiere in Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland on September 28th and will feature Ekeke’s visual symphony and visual stories by the following EDBA artists: Mark Murrmann, Rasta Dave, Jen Baxter, Alpana Aras-King, Pendarvis Harshaw, Courtney Stack, Emma Marie Chiang, Felix Uribe, Brenton Gieser, Collen Cummins, Pat Hogan, Taliesin Gilkes-Bower, and Rachel Bujalski.

About Angelica Ekeke:

This will be the third visual symphony that Angelica has created. An earlier work titled, The Removal, featured at the Reimagine Festival earlier this year centered around the death and life of Sahleem Tindle, a 28-year old African- American male killed by a West Oakland Bart police officer January 3rd of this year. The story gives voice to Sahleem’s grieving family, providing them a space to mourn their loss within the public sphere, a counternarrative to the far too common, dehumanized, “another statistic” public response which prevents any real space to process the loss as a family or a community. Angelica’s creative vision is guided by the desire to bring to the foreground people who are living on the outskirts of their society including immigrants, minorities, refugees, the poor, and victims of violence. See more of Angelica's work here.

The tools of our time make it possible for each one of us to be a social documentarian. Please share your images to be included in this powerful project.