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Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 - Hybrid

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Global Artist Call for Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 – Hybrid is now open!
The 3rd edition of Istanbul Fringe will take place from September 18-26, 2021 as a hybrid festival. The festival will feature artistic works on-site or online according to the artist’s choice on the form. Only works produced for digital platforms can apply for the online section.

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 18.9 – 26.9, 2021

Deadline for applications: 27 March 2021

Istanbul Fringe Festival 2021 – Hybrid will welcome dance, performance and theater shows including shows for children as well as workshop proposals. The festival will offer both local and international artists a physical and a digital platform to showcase their works. This is a great opportunity for artists to meet and interact between themselves and the audience, exchange ideas while discovering a new artistic network.
Your application will be considered once the application fee is received. The application fee is 25 euros / application.
What we offer:
– Accommodation up to 4 nights in volunteer houses / hostels during the festival (P)
– Meal on the day of your performance (P)
– Public transportation on the day of your performance (P)
– Venue/digital platform, technical support and promotion (P/D)
– 50% of the box-office to be shared equally between all the companies (P/D)
– Free access to all the events in the festival upon reservation (P)

D: Digital works
P: Physical works

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27/March/2021

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25 euros / application
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Experimental Composition & Performance with Eli Keszler

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 01/03/2021 - 03/05/2021
    
Eli Keszler is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. His installations, music and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Tectonics Festival Reykjavik, MoMa PS1 and many other locations, and he has collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Oren Ambarchi, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Aki Onda and Rashad Becker. His recordings, most recently the acclaimed "Last Signs of Speed", have been released on Empty Editions, Esp-Disk, Pan and REL records, and he has received commissions from the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Eli's work is regularly featured in Frieze, The New York Times and Wire Magazine amongst other publications, and he has taught  at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, New England Conservatory, Dartmouth University, Washington University, Mass Art and UMass Boston.

The space between composition and performance has never been more blurred. Working directly with environments, their modifications, and the situations which these environments produce allows music to take open forms where spaces, both concrete and social, form experience. 

During this course, you'll work directly with the physical spaces where you are to consider ways of structuring and thinking about music, and various ways of producing. Working with site-specificity in both physical and cultural spaces, Eli will take music as a launching point for work that could take any form or medium. Work will be encouraged which takes into account nature and environments, and the way they interact with culture and technology.

Activities will include:

Exploration of compositional and performance ideas, examining texts, critical listening, and discussionExamining the role and effect of technology on musical processSite-specific work, taking advantage of your location to produce work informed by the environment

The course will focus on the development of a project into a fully formed on-site work, through a combination of discussion and presentation, working together as a group and individually.

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Group Residency PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: DRAWING INTO BEING

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The Museum of Loss and Renewal is very pleased to welcome applications for the Group Residency PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: DRAWING INTO BEING.

The one-week group residency will take place in Collemacchia, in Italy’s Molise region, home to The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

The residency dates are 01 – 07 July 2022.
The deadline for applications is 07 March 2022 (midnight CET).

This Goup Residency has been devised by The Museum of Loss and Renewal in partnership with artist and academic Danica Maier. It is offered for creative practitioners working in art, animation, architecture, communication industries, design, fashion, film, theatre, performance and for those who have a strong interest in drawing as an area of practice. Applications from other fields where drawing is used as a means to develop, document, explore, explain, interrogate and plan such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, sport and writing are welcomed.

9 places are available on the residency. The minimum number of participants is 6.

Focal points of the residency

– Immersive experience
– Drawing
– Technologies
– Interdisciplinarity
– Co-learning
– Individual practice
– Collective platform for encounters
– Experimentation
– Transcription
– Location specific
– Site sensitive
– Natural environment of exceptional significance
– Published outcome (digital)
– Outcome presented internationally

Approach

The group residency will provide a partially-structured and hands-on programme to enable residents to develop their skills and understanding of drawing across a range of technologies. The residency experience is designed to stimulate new ways of thinking and experimentation through production, research, co-learning and presentation. Residents will work collectively and individually.

The residency is devised around the idea of ‘place, people and time’ and the programme will be situated in and around the village of Collemacchia, Molise, Italy. By walking, listening, looking and making an interdisciplinary group of residents will activate drawing, a sophisticated means of thinking and communicating, to investigate a site. The location contains a cluster of contemporary villages, residing amidst Samnite and Roman settlements, all accessible by foot. 

In addition to each resident’s individual work, there will be a final collective digital outcome that will be published by The Museum of Loss and Renewal and presented internationally.

The aim of this residency is to affirm the value of drawing and enable the visualisation and development of perceptions and ideas in a supportive and stimulating environment in which to develop your skills and knowledge of drawing. Drawing remains a core activity in the work of creative practitioners, as an exploratory tool that guides visual discovery. You will explore various approaches to drawing, from historical to contemporary, analogue to digital. The necessity to understand the world through visual means is increasingly acute, and images surpass the boundaries of language and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.

Alongside individual practice, the residency will have a focus on co-learning and knowledge exchange, creating opportunities to learn from each other. A series of group sessions supported by specific learning models will enable you, without hierarchies, to explore your own practice and the assertion that drawing underpins systems and principles of visual language. ‘Visual Dialogue’, ‘Slow Looking’ and ‘Listening Environment’ will focus on attention to detail. An underlying theme of ‘Micro-Macro’ will connect the group to the residency location and to the wider world, in consideration of what one brings from a place and what is subsequently left in a place.

Value will be given to the individual knowledge and experience of each resident, exploring the act of drawing as a fundamental means to analyse, document, record and translate the worlds we inhabit.

The Residency Programme will be facilitated by Danica Maier (artist and academic) and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen (artists, educators and curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal; residents of Collemacchia) who will deliver the programme and provide practical and theoretical mentoring. The residency will have an online engagement with an international relevant expert / like-minded initiative that will provide bespoke content, expanding the residency in time and space. 

By presenting and discussing key subjects such as experimentation (focused, and embracing possibilities of failure), analogue-digital relationships, methods and approaches for investigating site, and modes of public presentation, we aim to facilitate an ongoing creative dialogue between making and being whilst immersed in and experiencing the stunning environment of Collemacchia’s mountain landscape.

Opportunities for participants to share work in progress will happen throughout the residency, enabling conversation, exchange and peer support. Surrounding this loose structure, there will be time to develop your own work and to experience the local environment.

LOCATION

The residency is located in Collemacchia, a small village within Italy’s National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, a protected area of exceptional significance and beauty. Engagement with the natural world begins on the doorstep and the mountainous landscape offers an excellent environment for reflective practice. The ancient, undisturbed and extensive terrain holds a rich and complex history visible in the area’s architecture, customs, agricultural lands and forests.

The area is sparsely populated by villages that are largely trilingual Italian-French-English due to the large community of emigrants who continually move between European nations, stemming from economic migration dating from approx. 1850. The village has been home to Tracy Mackenna’s Italian family for centuries and the curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal foster strong links with the local community which is highly supportive of the Residency Programme.

FACILITIES

Live/work accommodation includes two fully furnished houses consisting of multiple bedrooms, desk space, studio spaces, central heating and internet.

FACILITATORS

The residency will be lead by Danica Maier and Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen.

Danica Maier is an American artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (UK). Her research interests are in the un-repeating-repeat and the glitch and line, using subtle slippages and moments of detail to transgress propriety. Her work takes the form of drawing, installation, sound, music and 3D assemblages. Exploring dualities of material and site she explores ideas of expectations, traditional values and labour. Her publication Grafting Propriety: From Stitch to the Drawn Line was published by Black Dog Publishing Ltd (2016). She co-leads the No Telos research project which seeks to explore the journey of artistic process rather than that of outcome. Experience includes founder and coordinator of the artist residency programme Summer Lodge; workshop coordinator and tutor at London Printworks Trust and studio assistant at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. 
Danica Maier, Academic
Danica Maier, Artist and Academic

Tracy Mackenna (Professor Emerita; SCO-IT) & Edwin Janssen (Dr; NL) are the founders and co-curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Their collaborative art practice is a creative and discursive site where production, presentation, exchange, co-learning and research meet. Drawing is a core component of their artistic practice in the form of artworks, communication modes, and explored in book and journal chapters. The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s key areas of focus are social relationships, the way places are inhabited and how personal objects reflect who we are. Tracy & Edwin work with international partners to devise and present multifaceted exhibition projects that address issues of societal concern such as well-being, aging, end of life and sustainability. Tracy and Edwin are highly experienced, award winning educators who have devised and lead multiple group learning projects situated within the international museum and gallery sector, and higher education.

Residency Fee

The Residency Programme is operated on a non- commercial cost covering basis, and is financially supported by The Museum of Loss and Renewal in order to keep fees low. The residency fee is €1100 (Euro), to be paid by the resident. The fee includes accommodation in a variety of spacious rooms with full board (3 meals each day). Ingredients are mainly locally sourced and meals are prepared by our excellent cook, Alessandra. Special diets can be catered for.

A deposit of €400 (Euro) will be required within three weeks of accepting a place on the residency. The remaining balance of €700 (Euro) is payable six weeks in advance of the residency start date.

You will be responsible for funding and organising your own travel, your own insurances and any visa requirements particular to your country of origin. Detailed travel information will be supplied (closest airports Naples, Rome), and collection/drop-off at a local train station will be arranged.

We do not have external funding for this project, so regret that we are unable to offer assistance with fees, flights, production costs or other subsistence. Typically, successful applicants source funding by applying to their national arts funding bodies, personal fundraising, or through academic institutional support. Formal letters of invitation can be provided to assist in this process.

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07/March/2022
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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 open call 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 chosen artists will be invited to flesh out and implement their submitted concept as part of a fortnight’s residency and then showcase it to the public as part of an exhibition.

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 | A dialogue is to be sought with the genius loci (in terms of architecture and/or content).
  • Feasibility | Budget, public safety

Find information about REAKTOR and the submission procedure following the link.

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