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Call for Presentations! Critical Costume 2020: COSTUME AGENCY, Norway

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Call for Presentations

Critical Costume 2020: COSTUME AGENCY

Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO), Norway

Workshops: 10-21 August 2020

Conference and Exhibition: 21 – 23 August 2020

We invite artists, researchers, scholars, designers to submit their proposals for workshop-, conference- and exhibition participation

Applications deadline: January 5th, 2020 

“The veil is music because it is the artifice through which a body extends itself to engender forms into which it disappears.” 

Jacques Rancière

In his essay the Dance of Light (2011)about Loie Fuller’s innovative dance practice, and poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s infatuation with it, Jacques Rancière gives special focus to the role of dress in a redefinition of avant-garde art. Following Mallarmé, Rancière calls the dress a veil, in order to uncover its potential and says that “(t)he veil is not only an artifice that enables one to imitate all sorts of forms. It also displays the potential of a body by hiding it. It is the supplement that the body gives itself to change its form and its function.” Here the dress of the dancer enables her to disappear, it enables the body to be dislocated and to change. This is why the ‘veil’ is the ‘music’. It is an agent that provides new realities of the body to emerge; it performs. 

A garment in contemporary performance goes even beyond an agent activating abstract abilities of presence of the body on stage. Costume interacts with the other performance elements in extremely complex ways. It is a carrier of stories, executor of political activism, it becomes an embodiment of conceptual thinking, a critical questioning. Costume does not only perform via the body; it extends to space, landscape, and audience. It is an actor in itself. Costume is communication and communicated, it is a tool for research, it dances phenomenologically, it affects us kinesthetically. It is an agent. It is a force field. Costume performs. It does things. And the costume designer becomes director, thinker, researcher and shaman – constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing realities, different ways of being, into the ‘unthinkable’. 

Critical Costume 2020 will focus on the agency of costume in performance, costume as the main performer and the costume designer as the initiator of performance. Following Costume Agency, a three-year artistic research project by Christina Lindgren (KHIO, Oslo) and Sodja Lotker (DAMU, Prague), Critical Costume 2020 will explore different ways in which costume performs, different genres and formats it initiates, but also specific dramaturgical strategies that are ingrained in costume, and are probably yet to be used to their full potential. 

Critical Costume 2020 (CC 2020) at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) consists of workshops, a conference, and an art exhibition:

We invite costume designers, researchers, and other artists working with costume design as performance, as performative installation, as performative sculpture, as community gathering, as research, as a way of thinking, as a way to communicate, as music, as the bridge into the ‘unthinkable’ to submit their proposals. 

CC2020 WORKSHOPS: August 10 – 21, 2020. Within four parallel workshops over the course of two weeks, designers and artists will have an opportunity to develop a performance from their already existing costumes and objects with local performers provided by the organizers. Each workshop will include rehearsals, dramaturgical consultations and group feedback sessions. The last day will offer a public presentation of workshop findings for the participants at Critical Costume 2020 Conference and Exhibition. 

 

To apply for a workshop, please submit:

Presenter’s short bio up to 300 words. 

Photo or drawings of your garments 

Description of project up to 300 words: describe your visions for a performance embedded in the garments or/ and ideas for what to try out in the workshop.

Max. 4 images, video links, links to your website.

CC2020 CONFERENCE: August 21 – 23, 2020. CC2020 CONFERENCE will comprise  scholarly and artistic presentations on current projects and/ or research. Presentations can have a multiplicity of formats:  academic papers, artistic presentations, short interactive workshops, Flash Talks, video essays and other formats will be accepted. Presentations will vary from 5-20 minutes. The exact length of your presentation will be decided after the confirmation of your participation (based on the final program). 

 

To apply for the CC 2020 conference, please submit:

Presenter’s short bio up to 300 words

An abstract of your research/project up to 300 words

Max.2 images (for project-based presentations), video links, links to your website.

CC2020 EXHIBITION: August 21 – 23, 2020. CC2020 EXHIBITION will present artworks that focus on how costume shapes performance, where the costume initiates or is one of the main initiators of the performance. Please describe how a costume performs in your project, or how your proposed performance should be made accessible to the exhibition visitors (via text, video or other tools). 

The exhibition may include (but is not restricted to): costume, sculpture, performative sculpture, (wearable) object, installation, performative installation, live performance; digital video, digital imagery, animation; research websites, web portals, web radio, blogs, vlogs, podcasts; interactive design for performance and new forms of interactive artworks.

 

To apply for the CC 2020 exhibition, please submit:

Artist’s short bio up to 300 words

Project proposal up to 300 words, max. 3 images/sketches of the proposed idea

Max.3 images, video links of your existing artworks, and links to your website

Technical specifications for the submission of materials for the exhibition:

 

1. Your video should be uploaded to Vimeo, and should not exceed 2 MINUTES in length (trailer).

2. Max. 3 images of the proposed artwork for the exhibition. Please include title, materials, dimensions, year of production. 

3. Images should be saved in JPG or PDF. Maximum data size of your entire application is 10 MB.

4. Do not send the original works.

5. CC2020 is not responsible for the production/shipment fees and insurance in case of damage and loss. 

 

CONVENORS

Prof. Christina Lindgren, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and 

Dr. Sodja Lotker, Prague Academy of the Arts

EXHIBITION CURATOR

Prof. Yuka Oyama PhD, Academy of Design & Craft University of Gothenburg

 

CONFERENCE MANAGER

Camila Svingen, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

January 5th 2020

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE 

Notification of acceptance: February 15th, 2020

Applicants to confirm participation: March 15th, 2020

Preliminary program: April 2020

For conference – deadline for uploading the presentations: August 19th, 2020

For the exhibition – last date for the arrival of your artwork: August 19th, 2020

 

FEES

All delegates attending this 3-day event will need to a pay a registration fee, which will include catering. Significant discounts will be available for postgraduate researchers and independent artists. There will also be a 1-day registration option available. Each participant is responsible for their travel and boarding expenses.

The event language is English.

Deadline: 
01/05/2020

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Fee Detail: 
All delegates attending this 3-day event will need to a pay a registration fee, which will include catering. Significant discounts will be available for postgraduate researchers and independent artists.
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Call for entries: Bridgeman Studio Award 2019

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Launching on the 5th of October 2019 to celebrate Black History month in the UK and promoting the Art of Diversity, the international Bridgeman Studio Award is sponsored this year by Verizon Media.

Now in its 6th year, the Bridgeman Studio Award is the fastest growing contemporary art competition for artists, illustrators and fine art photographers.

This year’s prize: £5,000 cash commission for the design of a limited edition print and tote bag to be sold online on Artsy and in a London Gallery exhibition in 2020. There are 5 runner-up prizes worth £500 each. The runners up will also have the opportunity to exhibit their works in a London gallery. 50% of the sales of the limited edition prints will go towards the charity Mama Biashara.

The Brief – The Art of Diversity

We all have a story and a relationship to diversity and we want to hear it from emerging artists, through their eyes and their art. Art is, after all, a conversation between a creator andan audience, and we want to start this conversation.  Art influences our emotions andemotions are impacting behaviour. We want you to create and inspire change through your art.

Deadline: 
12/16/2019

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Private Access to Curators - Detroit, MI

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Sit privately with curators, art experts and design professionals to bring clarity, confidence and fresh opportunities to your creative business.

For less $$$ than you spend applying to exhibits that you may never get into you, you get access to people that can change your life!

Artists and Designers can meet face-to-face with curators, gallery owners, successful creative entrepreneurs and arts professional from across the spectrum of fine art, fine craft and photography.  The Embrace Creatives’ Portfolio Review takes place on Sunday October 20th in Detroit. Digital and/or tangible portfolios and look books will be shared and professional relationships will be born.

Bonus discounts for all ticket holders on image caputure and reproductions through Image Works in Dearborn, MI.

The place:

Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI

The day and time:

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 10am - 5pm


Our Reviewers.

We are overjoyed with the level of expertise and diversity. Bio links in the website form. https://embracecreatives.com/ECreview

  • Wayne Northcross / MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
  • Melanie Chard / Curator and owner of M Gallery, Ferndale MI
  • Bilge Nur Saltik / Director, Industrial Design, Lawrence Tech University / co-founder Form&Seek design studio
  • Sophie Yan / Designer, Synecdoche Design Studio
  • Asia Hamilton / Curator and Owner of Norwest Gallery
  • Tizziana Baldenebro / MOCAD Curatorial Fellow 2019-2020
  • Erik Nordin / Sculptor and Co-founder Detroit Design Center
  • Phil Gilchrist / Executive Director Anton Art Center
  • Brian Day / Award winning photographer
  • Ivana Kalafatic / founding Editor of Clear Magazine & Detroitisit
  • Sarah Ayers / Curator and Collections Management
  • Sarah Rose Sharp / Artist and Writer of arts criticism and philosophy
  • Todd Burroughs / Artist, Owner and Teacher, Atelier Art Studio
  • Anna Van Schaap / Artist, Curator and Director
  • Chris Schneider / Hatch Gallery
  • Isabelle Weiss / Next Space design curator and Appraiser
  • Michael McGillis / Installation Artist and Sculptor
  • Nida Sheena / Italmoda contemporary design and furniture center
  • Brooks Stevens / Artist, Professor at Eastern Michigan University and Fibers program coordinator in the School of Art & Design

 

Deadline: 
10/20/2019

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
see website for details
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Call for submission for the Green Product Award 2020

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For the seventh time green products and concepts can be submitted to the international Green Product Award. This year we want to create a "Future Village" with interested parties, where sustainable living and working -from the outer wall to the soap- should come alive. Green pavilions form the center and highlight for festivals & fairs in 2020. 
 
The International Green Product Award provides a platform for manufacturers, design studios & agencies (established companies, start-ups and students) who differentiate their products & services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market. Since 2013, participants from 41 countries have applied for the award. The awards are given in 13 categories separately for companies and start-ups. Beside this, the Green Concept Award - in cooperation with the IKEA Foundation - is dedicated to the concepts that design a green future. 
 
This year, for the first time, there are three submission phases: Early, Cool and Regular Bird, each phase offers special price advantages and benefits. The services of the Selection-Pack and the product integration on the exhibition area of the Internationale Handwerksmesse München 2020 (IHM 2020) are part of all three phases. 
 
At the Designers Open a pre-selection of 30 green exhibits will be presented, while at the IHM in March 2020 the concepts and products of the Green Selection and the winners of all 13 categories (architecture, bathroom, electronics, fashion, children, consumer goods, kitchen, Material, Mobility, Outdoor, Office, Living, Freestyle) will be showcased on the 350 sqm award space. This is located on the outstanding area Green Campus - a notably place of 2500 square meters in Hall B2. For the first time, visitors can immerse themselves in completely green scenarios and experience the remarkable features of the exhibits. 

Schedule 2019/20 

25. –27.10.  Exhibition at the Designers Open, Leipzig 

2.9. –15.11. Cool Bird submissions 

16.11. –10.1.Regular Bird submissions 

11. –15.03.   Exhibition & award ceremony at the Green Campus at the IHM –Internationalen Handwerksmesse, München 

11.3 –30.4.   Online Vote for the Audience Award 

Jury (examples) 

Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Director of Lund University, Sweden 

Katja Lukas, Program Manager Dutch Design Week, Netherlands 

Prof. Martin Charter, Director of the Center for Sustainable Design, UK 

Prof. Liu Xin, Vice Director Institute for Sustainable Design at Tsinghua University, founder of LeNS - International Learning Network on Sustainability, China

Here you can find the fees.

About the Green Product Award

The International Green Product Award offers a platform for established companies, start-ups and students who are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves to the German market. Since 2013, participants from 40 countries have applied for the prize. The awards are given in 13 categories separately for companies and start-ups. In addition, the Green Concept Award - in cooperation with the IKEA Foundation - is dedicated to the concepts that lead to a green future.

Together we will design a green future.

Award press contact

Maria Jentsch, Tel. +49 30 25 742-883

Deadline: 
01/10/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Difference for companies, start-ups and students. Submission and selection fee.
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Detroit Noel Night Pop-Up Art & Design Call

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Sell your art and design at the Detroit Center for Design & Technology at Detroit’s most popular holiday pop-up event!

Metro Detroit Artists, Makers and Designers can be part of Noel Night on December 7th, 2019 with the Detroit Center for Design + Technology and Embrace Creatives! It’s a prime location for Noel Night, the VERY popular, holiday shopping experience as the DCDT Gallery is located along Woodward Avenue at Willis and features large windows overlooking the activities. The DCDT can see as many as 1,000 shopping visitors that night!

The DCDT and their curatorial partner, Embrace Creatives are looking for 2-D Artists and Designers to exhibit on our Woodward Gallery walls but to maximize your sales potential, we’d like you to also have additional products for sale. 

For most sales work should be less than $200.

  • No entry fee for Embrace Creatives’ Members 
  • $25 application fee for non-EC Members.  

No sales commission taken. The money you make, you take!

Entry deadline is July 31, 2019

Deadline: 
07/31/2019

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Free for Embrace Creatives' Members / $25 non-EC Members
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Designers in Residence Kortrijk

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Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency programme in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Programme Kortrijk is a 3-month full time working residency from September to December 2019.

 

Designregio Kortrijk provides for the selected Designers in Residence Kortrijk:


  • accommodation
  • Monthly fee (400€/month)
  • 
usage of Budalab Open Makerspace & Bolwerk Workspace

  • experts in several domains and support of Designregio Kortrijk
  • 
one-time travel expenses

This year's theme is: The Future of Domesticity
Exploring new ways of designing space in order to tackle common problems that many experience in our new urban realities. Working with a small footprint in mind, answering the challenges in a way that combines design knowledge with experience and fun. 
Designregio Kortrijk invites 3 young designers to develop an experimental concept for the Future of Domesticity, through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs and education in regions such as Kortrijk. The compactness of this region is both a benefit and a challenge. 

During the Kortrijk Creativity Week from 23-27 October 2019 the Designers in Residence Kortrijk will get the opportunity to show their research and on-going progress to the audience.

Deadline: 
06/21/2019

Entry Fee:

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