Franz West. "Lemure Heads," 1992. Installation at BMA. Private Collection, New York, Courtesy of David Zwirner. | Image by Mitro Hood


is encouraging local " beatboxers, DJs, musicians, poets, and spoken-word artists" to apply to its


Sound Off!

special event in conjunction with its current sublime, convivial, and madcap retrospective of Austrian artist


To Build a House You Start With the Roof: Work, 1972-2008

, which runs through Jan. 4, 2009. Local artist are invited to document a "creative response to the exhibition" and post it to the

. The winners--picked by a combination of popular vote and judges, including BMA director Doreen Bolger, the tireless

To Build a House

curator Darsie Alexander, and Creative Alliance at the Patterson artistic director Jedd Dodds--will be invited to perform at the BMA Friday, Dec. 5.

Visit the

for complete rules and submission guidelines.