T-Shirts

Each year T/F adopts a visual theme, and all festival art, including t-shirt designs, are inspired by or reflect that theme.

In 2022 the theme is In/visible Villages.

With this theme the unseen is made visible, veils are lifted, and a newfound spirit is awakened. We take on a triple consciousness, performing acts of provocation, presence, and in/visibility. As always, we look to artists as the vanguard of discovery, partners in imagining new structures and broadening our collaborative spaces. 

We invite artists of all flavors to contribute acts of radical placemaking – manifesting the links between communities and forming the physical presence of True/False.

At T/F 2022, we ask visual artists to investigate and reevaluate our surroundings and partake in a blending of entities in plain sight and sight unseen. 

“The eye does not see things but images of things that mean other things.” — Italo Calvino

Dive deeply into the prompts and links below. 

PROMPTS FOR ARTISTS:

  1. Imaginary friends
  2. “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” —Ralph Ellison (The Invisible Man)
  3. Quantum Entanglement
  4. Liminal (in-between) spaces; what it means to shift between the invisible and the visible.
  5. Communal Fears (e.g. Claustrophobia, Agoraphobia, Megalophobia, Enochlophobia)
  6. Active camouflage/cloaks/cloaking 
  7. Ghosts! 
  8. Constructive interference
  9. Disguises. Costumes. Masked balls.
  10. What destroys a community? What rebuilds it? 

Application

The form to submit a t-shirt design is below. Submissions will be accepted through November 15, 2021. Applicants will be contacted by January 5, 2022. Accepted designers will have a choice of festival benefits or a small stipend.

Questions? email: [email protected]