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HELEN'S DRESS - e-Residency, workshop & exhibition project in Vienna & online

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HELEN'S DRESS - THE TSAKONIAN DRESS

The archaic origins of powerful women's attire

 

 

Overview:

• e-Residency: 20 - 22 August 2021

• Exhibition I:  Leonidio, Arcadia (22 - 29 October 2021)

• Exhibition II:  Puuul Gallery_VIENNA ART WEEK (5 - 20 Νovember 2021)

• LIVE online presentation (20 November 2021)

• Catalogue edition in SMCK Magazine For Independent Artists (November 2021 issue)

 

Open call:

Helen's Dress  - The Tsakonian Dress (Tzoubelou) is a combined digital/physical project consisting of an intensive 3-day virtual residency & workshop (part I), plus a double gallery exhibition in Leonidio, Arcadia and Vienna, Austria (part II). Additionally, project participants will be presented online in a moderated live online event (part III) and in SMCK Magazine’s 5th digital and print issue.

The project applies to multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewelry and fashion designers, performers who wish to combine various disciplines, such as jewelry and textile art, story telling, mythology and performance.

The goal is to create new works and objects, a photo narrative and a video.

 

e-Residency:

Helen is the immortal daughter Zeus and Leda.  Like her mother, Helen is the queen of Sparta. She is the personification of beauty, the ruler, the cause of war, the mistress, the faithful and the unfaithful wife, the mother, the scapegoat. Like the moon – her name's meaning in Greek – Helen gets lost and comes back.

How did this divine woman dress? We may guess by studying the Tsakonian Tzoubelou dress, scarlet and gold, gown and skirt, topped by a delicate velvet fes, and worn over a long white dalmatica shirt.

The art/design project reconstructs Helen's identity through the media textile, jewelry, performance, photography and video. Artists and designers participate in an intensive 3-day e-Residency in late August 2021 and reflect on the mythical figure of Helen.

 

Helen's Dress e-Residency aims at inspiring artists, designers, writers, performers and photographers to develop their own contemporary version of the ancient Greek myth. The archaic red and golden Tzoubelou dress of Tsakonia will be the starting point to deal with non-verbal expressions of feminity, hierarchy, power, women's history, glamor, awe and pride. The 3-day workshop program also addresses current issues that have a negative impact on women's lives, such as misogyny, abuse, manipulation, fake news, conflict.

The e-Residency introduces artists into the tradition of Greek art and culture, emphasizing narrative, Greek mythology, jewelry art, dress culture, women's history, performance and design.

It also aims to deal with applied art and design questions on how dresses may reflect power, determination, empathy, feminity, dominance, sexuality.

 

Double exhibition / online and magazine presentation:

Participants' work - objects, photo narrative, video - will be presented in two group exhibitions.

The first exhibition (22-29 October 2021) will take place in the 19th century historical town of Leonidio in Arcadia, Greece. The town is famous for preserving Greece's oldest traditions, including textiles, kilims and dresses, the doric dialect, dance and architecture. The dates chosen refer to the autumn holiday season for Greek and foreign visitors. The exhibition will present participants' photos and videos in public buildings, cultural venues and private spaces in the historical heart of Leonidio.

 

The second exhibition takes place in Puuul Gallery in downtown Vienna, Austria, from (5 – 20 November 2021), during Vienna Art Week (13-20 Νovember 2021).

An interactive online presentation of participants (interviews and videos), as well as a website documentation, will promote participants' work to art specialists, collectors and art lovers around the globe.

The project will be documented and presented in the fifth issue of SMCK Magazine.

 

 

PROJECT DETAILS:

 

e-Residency concept:

The idea of the eResidency program reflects the tradition of 18th and 19th century travelers in Greece whose impressions greatly influenced artists and intellectuals in their own countries. Johann Joachim Winckelmann, archaeologist and founder of the Art History discipline, for example, never visited Greece, but developed his approach based on what he had read or heard from travelers. German poets Goethe and Hoelderlin found inspiration in Greek antiquity without ever having visited the country. The rediscovery of "Greek aesthetics" in art, architecture and fashion, and the revival of democracy in the age of enlightenment was more a product of imagination than of physical presence.

references:  A similar eResidency - Helen's Dress - exclusively designed for and funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was realized by us in June 2020 after their original idea "Helen's Dress".

 

For project documentation, please visit:

Helen’s Dress Flipbook:  http://www.favelab.net/flipbooks/HelensDress-draft/mobile/index.html

Saturnalia:  https://youtu.be/dpefkPDrhmg

 

 

Workshop details (21 hours in total):

• From Greek mythology to narrative:  5 hours.

• Performance:  6 hours.

• Video scenario:  3 hours.

• Easy video techniques:  1 hours.

• From Greek crafts (textile, jewelry, ceramics) to contemporary design:  4 hours.

• Objects as performance inspiration:  1 hour.

• Individual coaching:  2x30 minutes per artist.

 

Number of participants:  Max. 20 artists.

 

Disciplines:  Visual artists, jewellery artists and designers, fashion designers, writers, performers. Daily workshops on mythology, history of culture, performance, Greek crafts, Greek jewellery, Greek traditional dress, narrative and performance guide artists to prepare their own story, performance and objects.

Deadline: 
08/01/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
380 € paid by each participant
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Artcation

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Artcation 

The artist-in-residence programme for young, aspiring artists.
An initiative of Austria Trend Hotels and Galerie Crone.

After more than a year of the Corona pandemic and all the associated restrictions on art and culture, Artcation would like to give young artists the opportunity to spend a month in an Austrian cultural metropolis and to work artistically there.

Who can participate?

Artcation is aimed at artists under the age of 40 from all over the world. There are no requirements with regard to a specific genre or production method. Applicants can come from the entire spectrum of the visual arts, from painting, drawing and sculpture to photography, video and film, performance, digital art and time-based media.

Requirements for an application are:

Completed studies at an art academy or art university or. in training at an art academy or art university or Participation in at least three group exhibitions in an art museum, an art association or a comparable institution and at least one solo exhibition in a gallery or art institution.

There are no further requirements. For the age limit of 40 years, the cut-off date is the beginning of the residency, i.e. the applicant must have been born after 12 July 1981.

What is offered?

As part of Artcation, three artists are given the opportunity to live and work in an Austria Trend Hotel in Vienna, Salzburg or Innsbruck for one month. The applicants can choose the hotel or the city themselves. In concrete terms, the Artcation residency programme includes the following:

Stay from 12 July to 12 August 2021 either at the Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna, at the Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg or at the Austria Trend Hotel Congress Innsbruck

Room with traditional Austrian breakfast

Additional, spacious working room

Professional support from Galerie Crone staff
Working materials are not provided. You must arrange your own travel to and from the hotel.

What deadlines must be followed?

The following deadlines and dates apply to submission and participation in Artcation:

Applications must be received by 31 May 2021 at the latest.

The decision on participation will be made on 11 June 2021.

Announcement and notification of the three participants will take place on 15 June 2021.

The residency begins on 12 July and ends on 12 August 2021, postponement is not possible.
The deadlines and dates are subject to possible restrictions due to the Corona pandemic.

Who decides on the awarding of the three residencies?

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a jury. The jury will then decide which applicants will receive the three residency places. The jury is made up of the following three artists from Galerie Crone:

Carola Dertnig, Head of the Performing Arts Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer, multiple visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Otto Zitko, visual artist and internationally known for his abstract spatial drawings
 

The jurors are free in their decision and are not subject to any instructions.

What else do you need to know?

The following supplementary guidelines apply to the application, submission and participation in Artcation:

There is no entitlement to selection or participation in Artcation.

By submitting an application, each applicant agrees to the use and processing of his or her documents, information and personal data for the organisation, implementation and handling of the residency.

The data will not be passed on to third parties.

The works created during the residency remain the property of the artists.

Participants must have liability insurance. 

The room and the working space may only be used by the participating artists.
 

How does one apply?

Artists who meet the requirements for Artcation can apply for one of the three artist residencies via the online form. The application must include the following in order to be considered by the jury:

Artist Statement

Statement on the motivation for the application.

Statement on artistic practice and objectives (specification of media, forms of production, possible partnerships or cooperations).

Statement on a possible artistic project that the applicant would like to realise during the residency.
 

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae with full name, address, date of birth, education, exhibitions, publications if applicable, awards, previous residencies.

Proof of the requirements for the application (see above "Who can participate", i.e. diploma, certificate of study or proof of exhibition).

Work portfolio

Portfolio or other suitable presentation of at least 20 works created in the last five years (for images as a PDF, for moving images as a Vimeo link; other formats cannot be considered).

In addition, further documents and information can be attached (e.g. texts on exhibitions, reviews, press reports, link to own website). However, this is not obligatory.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of Galerie Crone at info@galeriecrone.at 

 

Deadline: 
05/31/2021
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Call for Entry - this human world International Human Rights Film Festival

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The 14th edition of this human world is taking place in Vienna, from December 2-12, 2021.

this human world is Austria‘s first festival devoted to the subject of Human Rights and one of Vienna’s largest film festival.

The films shown at this human world are presented in an International competition programme consisting of four different sections and a number of thematic programmes, curated by the festival team, curators, experts, NGOs and partner festivals.

this human world presents outstanding documentary and fictional feature films, short films, animations and experimental films dealing with human rights issues. Films, that aim to encourage people, to scrutinise and re-examine their views and that are wary of human rights and responsibilities. Furthermore the festival programme contains thematic lectures, workshops, talks, panel discussions, performances and a nightline.

this human world ‘s annual competition programme does contain films, that raise social awareness of human rights issues outside the framework of mainstream films and that focus on socio-critical themes. Films, that fascinate and that captivate with their innovation, aesthetically and thematically. The application for the competition programme is open for films from all categories: fictional features, documentaries, animations, experimental films as well as animated and experimental short films produced after January 1st, 2019.

All films must be submitted on filmfreeway!

Prize summary: 
Win up to 2.000€ cash prizes.
Prizes Details: 

International Competition: 2.000€
Austrian Competition: 2.000€
Up&Coming Competition: 1.000€
exp:an:ded Shorts Competition: Artist-in-Residency by Q21 in Vienna

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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REAKTOR Potenziale

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The REAKTOR’s cross-disciplinary programme features works that are imbued with the spirit of the times. Indeed, what is still considered experimental today may well one day be perceived as timelessly permanent. That is particularly true of contemporary art. The REAKTOR’s call for concepts is designed to seek out that very potential in the visual arts, hence the title Potenziale. Particular emphasis is to be placed on space-defining art for the REAKTOR’s architectural core, i.e. its main hall.

The application is a single-stage process. A description, sketches, and an enclosed portfolio of earlier works are sufficient. The REAKTOR team will be on hand to assist with the finalisation and support the implementation. A budget of up to EUR 3,500.00 is available for the exhibition production, together with practical assistance from the REAKTOR’s technical team.

Selection criteria:

- Art experience | The Open Call is looking for works that address the topic of reason and emotion.

- A balance between conceptual depth and material precision | Previously completed works featured in the portfolio will be taken into consideration when assessing the submission.

- Preference will be given to objects and/or concepts that make full use of the main hall’s sizeable volume.

- Site specificity | Optionally a dialogue is to be sought with the genius loci (in terms of architecture and/or content).

- Feasibility | Budget, public safety

Prizes Details: 

The chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a one week’s residency in summer 2021 and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition in the second half of October 2021.

Deadline: 
05/31/2021

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IN*AUDIBLE & NON*VISUAL

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IN*AUDIBLE & NON*VISUAL

OPEN CALL

FOR ARTISTS OF ALL FIELDS, MUSICIANS & CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

 

Improper Walls calls for applications on the topic IN*AUDIBLE & NON*VISUAL, which will be examined in an exhibition, performances and workshops. All mediums and formats, scales and visions are welcome, especially AV installations and performances. The exhibition will take place at Improper Walls’ exhibition space, as well as in partner locations and public spaces. 

 

The aim of this project is to illuminate all aspects of soundwaves, across all possibilities, from warfare to sound art, from noise pollution to scientific use, from communication to music. IMPROPER WALLS aims to generate attention in order to give the audience food for thought at precisely this intersection of arts and sciences, and to make sound waves through unusual practices perceptible as a sensory experience.

 

We already encounter the power of sounds since ancient civilizations. The use of infrasound weapons has been discussed since the 1960s, and are currently part of standardized military and crowd control equipment worldwide. The scope of this highly political issue affects environmental and climate protection as well as basic human rights.

On the other hand groundbreaking achievements in medical research and therapy have been made possible through the use of infra and ultrasound waves. Music and sound art are undisputed highlights of human culture.  The open call aims to embrace multiple perspectives and approaches.

Deadline: 
02/21/2021

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Queer Body Horror

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Deriving from the idea of Judith Butler's unfulfilled promise of writing about “the place of sharp machines” and “the technology of the knife in debates about intersexuality and transsexuality alike,” the publication "Queer Body Horror" aims to "force an encounter with the real of the biological body and the difference it introduces into the world, the real of the sexed body, that exceeds the being of the phenomenological lived body and the discursive body, while somehow still being intertwined with these other two bodies...". To "force encounters with real and nonhuman objects and actors that cannot be reduced to correlates of human thought, language, perception, or use but that have to be approached in their own autonomous being to properly be thought": a horrifying thought, so to say. The publication argues and explores the validity of the hypothesis that there is neither Object-oriented Ontology nor Speculative Realism without Queer Theory. As such, the idea of 'Queer Body Horror' that Throne Room would love to see you explore doesn't necessarily describe the state of a body, but rather deals with the conditions it faces. It reflects on the method according to which queer space is being created in normative systems, what performative practices a queer body can and needs to adhere to in order to function therein, or to dream up a utopian or nightmarish scenario about queer bodies and "sharp machines".

Prize summary: 
Publication
Prizes Details: 

The framework includes a physical book publication with IBAN and a digital issue.

Deadline: 
11/15/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
No Fee
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