pulse play 2018

PULSE Miami Beach and returning curators Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol, Co-Founders and Directors of Project For Empty Space, have recently announced this year’s theme for PLAY:“A Violence” at Miami Beach 2018

There are multiple ways to interpret and contextualize the idea of violence beyond its physical definition; PULSE PLAY 2018's Open Call asks artists to submit work that is oriented around a specific example of what this means to them. Contexts may include: an internalized violence, a trauma, a political violence, a societal violence, a systemic violence, an intimate violence, and more. 


 Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol,Co-Founders and Directors of PROJECT FOR EMPTY SPACE. Photo courtesy of Ventiko.

Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol,Co-Founders and Directors of PROJECT FOR EMPTY SPACE. Photo courtesy of Ventiko.

Submissions for PULSE PLAY 2018 are now open and being accepted through Submittable. All submissions must include one video or new media piece running no longer than 10 minutes. Submissions should also include the artist’s bio and/or CV, an artwork statement, a supporting still of the submitted work, and the $50 application fee.

All entries are due by Tuesday, September 4th and final selections will be announced in mid-September.


Submission Requirements: 

  • Short Artist Bio (250 words) 
  • Short Video Description (250 words) 
  • Video link or direct upload to Submittable 
  • Film still (300 dpi) 
  • Videos may not exceed 10 mins 
  • Submission Fee: $50

This fee goes to maintain the continuance of PULSE PLAY, which is not a commercial endeavor.

Please note, currently PULSE PLAY is not able to accommodate video installations. Selected videos will be presented on a single channel projection at Project For Empty Space and during PULSE Miami 2018, during Art Basel Miami. 


Jasmine Wahi is a Curator, Activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. Wahi is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts, where she focuses on Intersectional Feminism and Art Praxis. Her curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall, Artnet, and ARTnews to name a few. www.jasminewahi.com


Rebecca Pauline Jampol is a Curator, Designer, and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her work is dedicated to cultivating impactful social dialogue and change through her interdisciplinary creative praxis, fostering discourse through a variety of projects ranging from gallery work and publishing to public art programs. Jampol is also currently a lecturer and professor of design at Rutgers University, Newark. www.rebeccapaulinejampol.com.

Previous play Curators include

Joey Lico, Curator and Director of Programming, Americas at The Cultivist
Stacy Engman, Independent Curator
Billy Zhao of the Marina Abramovic Institute
Lindsay Howard, Independent Curator