Set in Motion Film Night: Under the Surface

Purdue University's Fountain Gallery

Entry Deadline: Oct. 10

330 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Set in Motion is a series of one night screenings featuring contemporary video art and experimental short films hosted by Purdue University’s Fountain Gallery in Lafayette, IN. Through multiple screenings, we will explore how motion, time, repetition and narrative can change the way we see art. With video capabilities becoming part of our everyday, we encourage artists to challenge the medium – and question our reality.

Open Call
We are now accepting short video works for the second installment of this series titled, “Under the Surface”. Narrative, experimental, abstract, stop motion and animated films are invited exploring this theme. Each video should not exceed 15 minutes in duration.

Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Entries must be original works made by artist or group of artists in the past 3 years. Up to 3 videos per entry and must be submitted by URL. Current faculty, staff, and students at Purdue University are eligible.

Entry Fee


1. Entrants may submit up to three (3) original video works completed in the
last four years (2011 – 2014). Digital entries only.
2. Files should be submitted by URL, DropBox (link to file, please do not share folder), or WeTransfer, emailed to [email protected] (use “Set in Motion -Under the Surface Entry: (your name)” for subject line.

3. Entries must be received at Purdue Galleries by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

4. 4. Include in the email the following information: Name of piece, year, description, filename and personal bio/statement (150 words max).


Videos will be displayed via video projector, sequenced from an iTunes playlist. Please ensure that your video plays properly from the iTunes player. Requested video formats are .mp4 or .mov. 

Purdue Galleries reserve the right to reject improperly formatted videos.

Agreement and copyright
With the submission of artwork to review, the artist agrees to all terms set forth in this prospectus and grants permission to photograph and reproduce any accepted work for the catalogue, an exhibition website, and for publicity purposes.


October 10, 2014 entries due at Purdue Galleries by 5:00 pm

October 15, 2014 notification of final decisions emailed

October 23, 2014 screening at Purdue’s Fountain Gallery, 330 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901

For more information, contact:

Lisa Wicka or Liz Erlewine @ [email protected] or (765) 494-2787

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