MERGE II: June 2, 2012


UPDATE 5/30/2012: Despite the interest of local business business and artists alike we have decided to cancel MERGE II. We will be focusing our efforts on SoundWalk on September 1st and MERGE III on December 1st.

Artists and businesses can register for MERGE by creating an account and entering their info.

After an auspicious start with the first MERGE event, FLOOD is launching MERGE II. This event is a continuation of our exercise in communal curation, merging creative individuals with the Arts District's business and residential communities, and with each other. In each MERGE event, business owners and residential organizations will host artists whom they find relevant. These artists will be juxtaposed to and engaging and with artists invited by FLOOD. In what will be an evening highlighting a diversity of interplayful artistic sensibilities, visitors will find themselves within an expressive city space, shifting with fluid aesthetic interactions and energized by creative tension.

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, 7 - 10pm
Deadline: May 24, 2012
Notification of Site Assignment: May 28, 2012
Application Fee: None

As this is an inclusive event, submissions for all genres, both static and non-static media, will be accepted, including:

  • installation
  • performance art
  • happenings
  • actions
  • street theater (spontaneous or staged)
  • dance (ballet, modern, butoh, street, folk etc.)
  • music (acoustic and electronic)
  • video, short film
  • painting, drawing
  • sculpture
  • multi-media
  • inter-media art

Due to the limited number of indoor spaces, both for exhibition and/or performance, all work should be outdoor-ready or outdoor-adaptable.

As a MERGE participant, your name, likeness, as well as work may be used for publicity purposes and materials related to this event, including, but not limited to, press releases, advertising posters, publications, recordings and MERGE related websites.

By submitting your submission electronically over the internet, you authorize the use of your name, likeness and work for the above-mentioned purpose. Please note that all other personal information (address, telephone numbers, etc.) is strictly for internal business.

MERGE will not furnish any equipment [e.g. power strips, generators, cables etc.], but will provide site(s) and power only)

Artists and businesses can register for MERGE by creating an account and submitting their information.

Or you can send an e-mail to

  • Artist or Group Name
  • Contact Name
  • Phone number
  • Email and Postal mailing Addresses
  • A brief text description of the work(s) submitted
  • Resume
  • Performance length: ongoing or limited time
  • Performance venue type: set location or roaming


  • Artist Statement
  • Photos

Business Participation

Businesses of the East Village may register as well. Let us know if you would like to host an artist space, if you have an artist in mind that will compliment your business, or any other ideas you have.

Please send all questions and submissions (if you can't use the online submission system) to:
Marco at (562) 413 5868
Kamran at (562) 858-9846