Call Your Ball Friends (CYBF) is youtube channel where women artists shoot hoops and discuss art. Our goal is to foster dialogue between women artists and the communities in which they make their work.
By presenting artwork with basketball as a foil, we hope to add to the discussion around contemporary art. We want to show women as competent and strong participants in the art world and on the court.
Artists are asked to bring one artwork to the court and discuss how the new environment on the playground modifies their work, and any parallels they see between art making and sports. Other topics include the artist’s routines/obstacles, their sources of inspiration, fashion and any aspects of the neighborhood that influence their creative process.
Cecilia Salama and Andrea Bergart are teammates on the court and fellow artists in the downtown art scene.