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FADO E-LIST (June 2017)

INDEX

1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: esse’s Feminists’ Opinions

Deadline date: now; City: the world; Source: esse magazine

2. EVENT: FLAM

Date: May 30–June 1, 2017; City: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Source: Facebook

3. EVENT: OFFTA live art festival

Dates: May 30–June 8, 2017: City: Montréal, Canada; Source: OFFTA

4. EVENT: 6th Annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Date: June 1–4, 2017; City: Chicago, USA; Source: Rapid Pulse

5. EVENT: SURVIVRA!

Date: June 2, 2017; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: VIVA!

6. EVENT: LADA Screens - Future Histories and I’m Roger Casement

Date: June 6, 2017; City: London, UK; Source: LADA

7. EVENT: 7a*md8 - ON SCREEN

Date: June 10, 2017; City: Scarborough, Canada; Source: Facebook

8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DIY 14

Deadline date: June 16, 2017: City: various, UK/Ireland; Source: LADA

9. WORKSHOP: Boundaries of the Everyday Body with Victoria Stanton

Registration deadline: June 17, 2017; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Victoria Stanton

10. WORKSHOP: Double Workshop at Koulouri Residency

Deadline date: June 25, 2017; City: Mani, Greece; Source: Christina Georgiou

11. OPEN CALL: Cultures of Silence: Invisible Violence

Deadline: June 30, 2017: City: the world; Source: Ignacio Pérez Pérez

12. EVENT: unsettling JULY 1st / facilitated with claude wittmann 

Date: July 1, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: claudewittmann

13. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: I.AM ENOUGH
Deadline: July 20,2017; City: Vaughan, Canada; Source: I.A

14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Naked State art residency

Deadline date: on-going; City: Bare Oaks, Canada; Source: Naked State

15. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NASTY GRLS: Community (in) Action

Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: WIAprojects

 

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1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: esse’s Feminists’ Opinions

Deadline date: now; City: the world; Source: esse magazine

 

The issue Feminisms, published in May 2017, brings together a collection of essays that address the relationship between the visual arts and feminisms from a variety of critical perspectives. In order to expand the scope and range of the questions under debate, the editorial committee invited various individuals from the arts milieu to offer a succinct response to the following question: In your opinion, what is the single most urgent feminist issue that the arts community is facing today?

 

We are still taking in responses for this question. You may send a 150-word text to the following address: redaction@esse.ca. Responses are published in the author’s language.

 

To read other submissions, please visit: http://esse.ca/en/feministsopinions

 

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2. EVENT: FLAM

Date: May 30–June 1, 2017; City: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Source: Facebook

 

Forum of Live Art Amsterdam 2017

May 30, 31, June 1 from 7:30 Pm

June 2, 3 from 8 PM

Arti et Amicitiae (Rokin, 112) and Frascati Theater (Nes, 71)

 

From May 30 to June 3, 2017 FLAM presents a week of ongoing experimental Live Art presentations, featuring a program of cross-disciplinary and radically experimental work by more than twenty local and international artists.

 

For its seventh iteration, FLAM explores questions around self-presentation, self-transformation and a heightened state of alterity (otherness) in the digital age. With a particular focus on the performativity of ‘the self’, the artists respond to different states of alterity by, for example, subverting the specific roles and social codes of today’s social media platforms. The possibilities to create, manipulate and perform different selves through selfies and constant status updates, have given rise to a variety of questions about performance and performativity. FLAM 2017 aims to provoke reflection and debate about the ways in which states of alterity, performativity and otherness are embodied and manifested in daily presentations of the self. Next to Live Art, this year’s program includes a residency, workshops and a panel discussion about alterity. 

 

Curated by Rose Akras in collaboration with Titus Nouwens, Alice Pons en Olivia Reschofsky

 

Participating artists: Alondra Castellanos Arreola, Anthony Nestel, Bea McMahon, Beati Niesyta Jolanda, Black Circus, Cathrine Andresen, Clara Saito, David Bloom, Eva Susova, Fernando Belfiore, Geo Wyeth, HellFun (Josefin Arnell & Max Göran) , Jean-Lorin Sterian, Joaquin Wall, Julian Weber, Maciej Sado, Mariana Lanari & Adriana Macul, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Peter Baren, Samira Elagoz, Simon Asencio, Vincent Riebeek, Zuzanna Ratajczyk 

 

For more information and the programme go to www.basisforliveart.com

 

PR & Communication: Katayoun Arian, Graphic Design & Social Media: Bea Correa, Production: Rob Visser, Technique: Ivy van de Veer

 

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/475412752797896

 

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3. EVENT: OFFTA live art festival

Dates: May 30–June 8, 2017: City: Montréal, Canada; Source: OFFTA

 

LA SERRE - arts vivants is pleased to announce the programming of the 11th edition of the OFFTA, to be held from May 30th to June 8th, 2017, thereby initiating a second decade of activities focused on emerging contemporary creation in the performing arts. The 11th edition of OFFTA will inaugurate this new cycle with an exhilarating program that encourages festival-goers to explore 4 Special Events, 16 Shows and Performances, as well as 10 Satellite Activities.

 

OPENING

On May 30th at 5:30 PM, festival-goers will be invited to celebrate the beginning of the 11th edition by attending the 5@7 d’ouverture at the Monument-National with the artists and the partners of the OFFTA. The event will be held prior to the launch of Centre d’archivage du savoir sensible by artist Félix-Antoine Boutin (Création Dans la Chambre). This is the 5th POSSIBLES from a series of 12, a project by LA SERRE – arts vivants featuring in the official programming of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary Celebration. The mystery venue, where the project will unfold throughout the 10 days of the festival, will be unveiled 375 hours before the event, on May 16th 2017.

 

PROGRAM

Ten days of theatre and dance, performances and hybrid forms that transcend the boundaries between disciplines! This year, the OFFTA will present the audience with four Special Events, opening with POSSIBLES and concluding with the MixOFF agriculturel. In association with the Indigenous Contemporary Scene once again, the OFFTA will present “Je me souviens” which features seven  performative interventions by artists Buffalo Hat Singers, Marco Collin, Nadia Myre & Joanna Nutter, Ange Lo & ReCollection Kahnawake Collective, Carlos Rivera, Nina Segalowitz and Meky Ottawa, among other events. In addition, an international collaboration with //BUZZCUT//, a live art festival in Glasgow, enables the OFFTA to organize a festive event, Body Politic, with the artists Nic Green (GLA), projets hybris (MTL), Helen Simard (MTL) and Mele Broomes (GLA). The festival also proudly presents the grand premiere of Quatuor pour la fin du Temps by BOP, Karina Champoux, Dave St-Pierre, Frédéric Tavernini & Anne Thériault, as well as the Montreal premieres of VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SOCIALISM by Nicolas Grenier, Le Bonheur by François Bernier and Ce qu’on attend de moi by Philippe Cyr & Gilles Poulin-Denis.

 

In the aim of supporting emerging local creation, the OFFTA will present new stages of ongoing projects. This year, the festival invites you to discover: Running Piece by Jacques Poulin-Denis - Grand Poney, Tournage de Concerto pour chair tendre: Vendange is mine by Les MêmesCacaïstes, Phase 3 by Dominique Leclerc & Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle, Vodka Croissant by Ève Pressault, Action indirecte II by the collective ACTION INDIRECTE and La vie en reel III : restructuration organisationnelle by Les Sabines.

 

The program will also showcase the revival of performances to which the festival hopes to offer new opportunities to flourish: Le temps des Lilas by Audrey Villiard, noyé/e/ by Simon Renaud, transposition by Hanna Sybille Müller, This Time Will Be Different by Lara Kramer (Ojie-Crie) and Émilie Monnet (Anishinabe-Algonquine), Faille by Jessica Serli, as well as CPA [Consistent Partial Attention] by Freya Björg Olafson, a choreographer from Winnipeg.

 

The OFFTA will present eleven satellite activities among which four creative residencies of emerging artists : Mélissa Merlo & Étienne Lambert, Kim-Sanh Châu, Jean-François Boisvenue, Gaétan Paré, Camille Lacelle-Wisley, Claudia Chan Tak, Morena Prats and Luc Chandonnet, Émilie Cormier & Louis-Karl Tremblay.

 

In addition to this astounding program, the OFFTA will offer a series of satellite activities. Festival-goers will be invited to take part in three discussions : Canvassing Live Art that reflects on the different practices in the performing arts between Glasgow and Montreal, Memory and Reconciliation in collaboration with the Indigenous Contemporary Scene and The Body-Machine Relation that questions the integration of the machine into the creative process.

 

Finally, three celebrations will be punctuating the OFFTA festivities : the 5@7 d’ouverture, the Party Glasgow/Montréal with DJs from Scotland and Quebec, as well as the Party de clôture of the 11th edition that will conclude both festivals at the HQ of the FTA.

 

Yet again, the OFFTA will be concluding this year’s festival with the MixOFF, an initiative that aims to define new artistic territories and give rise to memorable and prolific gatherings. As part of the Exposition agriculturelle organized by UQAM, in collaboration with Fonds de recherche du Québec, Space for Life, l’Union des producteurs agricoles and Indigenous Contemporary Scene, MixOFF agriculturel will be initiating cross-sector encounters between artists and agricultural researchers. Taking part in the event are: Eruoma Awashish [Visual Arts] & Alain Cuerrier [Ethnobotany], Stephen Beaupré [Music] & Stefan Sobkowiak [Permaculture], Justin Laramée [Theatre] & Ginette Lafleur [Community Psychology], Gabriel Plante [Theatre], Eric Duchemin [Urban Agriculture] & Madeleine Chagnon [Entomology] and Chih-Chien Wang [Photography] & Nathalie R. Le François [Oceanography & Marine Biology]. 

 

Tickets, packages and the passe Rush are now on sale on the festival website and at the box office of the MonumentNational.

 

Monument-National Box Office

1182 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal Canada

514-871-2224

Online at www.offta.com

 

ABOUT OFFTA

The OFFTA is an artistic event created by Montreal artists on the edge of the Festival TransAmériques. Its mission is to open up the local artistic landscape to bring forward creators whose approach guides new live art movements. The OFFTA offers a multidisciplinary program centered on contemporary creation and the encounter of various art forms. The OFFTA bases its identity on an art direction encouraging the creation in its emerging moment, experimentation and risk-taking. www.offta.com

 

LA SERRE – arts vivants

OFFTA is an event produced by LA SERRE – arts vivants. LA SERRE is a decisive incubator for the development of performing arts. It positions itself as a collaboration agent between artists, various partners and the community. Artistically, LA SERRE promotes works and approaches that forge transparent links between the arts, nature and society and which foster encounters between the various disciplinary and sectorial sectors. www.laserre.ca

 

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4. EVENT: 6th Annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Date: June 1-4, 2017; City: Chicago, USA; Source: Rapid Pulse

 

Defibrillator Gallery, 1463 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, USA

 

Embracing the theme: Retrospect, this edition of Rapid Pulse looks back at our first five years by inviting alumni artists to present new works. For more information about the festival and to purchase tickets, visit: www.rapidpulse.org

 

In addition to live performance art, each day of Rapid Pulse includes a Performance Video Program and STǓ, a curated late-night post-performance supper. Fostering local makers while invigorating Chicago with artists of exceptional calibre from around the world, Rapid Pulse champions performance art that looks to the body in concert and conversation with time, object, space, architecture, and society. Embracing the theme: Retrospect, Rapid Pulse 2017 features alumni from five prior editions of the festival:

 

2012 | Industry of the Ordinary | Michael Thomas/Lucky Pierre
2013 | Fereshteh Toosi | Carlos Salazar Lermont | Jefferson Pinder | Miller + Shellabarger
2014 | Alison Crocetta + Peter Reese | Díaz Lewis | Mikey McParlane + Erica Gressman
2015 | Ayana Evans
2016 | Eli K Gold | John Burkholder + Jessica Bortman | JGV / WAR

 

Celebrate the opening of Rapid Pulse 2017 at our Vernissage on Thursday, June 1, with guest of honor, 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Jefferson Pinder.

6PM | Reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres | $20
8PM | Talk by Jefferson Pinder | $5 donation request at the door

Advance ticket orders help more than you know. Purchase Rapid Pulse tickets in advance, there are no extra fees for ordering online. We are a small group of people making big things happen with very little. If you can, please support Rapid Pulse by making a tax deductible donation via DFBRL8R. 

 

Defibrillator Gallery is an international platform for performance art. Brave and thoughtful programming aims to provoke and stimulate discourse surrounding underrepresented voices and time-based art. Please visit our website to learn more about our 501c3 organization. 

 

Defibrillator is made possible with support from the Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Performance; and generous contributions from our loving performance art community.

 

www.DFBRL8R.org

 

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5. EVENT: SURVIVRA!

Date: June 2, 2017; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: VIVA!

 

SURVIVRA!

Fundraising Event for VIVA! Art Action, 6th edition

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

The roof of 163 Avenue Van Horne (Montréal)

7pm (performances at 7:30pm, followed by a party)

(In the event of rain, postponed to June 3rd) 

 

Suggested donation: 8$. No one turned away.

Chili and refreshments sold on site.

Make a donation at www.vivamontreal.org (go to the ’Support’ tab)

 

SURVIVRA! is an evening of action art that aims to collect funds necessary for the production of the 6th edition of VIVA! Art Action, scheduled to take place the first week of October 2017. This festive evening will highlight the importance of Montreal’s only performance art biennale, which has supported, showcased, and connected a growing community of local, national, and international art action practitioners since 2006.

 

During the evening, five performers will present actions inspired by the performances they presented at previous editions of VIVA!

 

PERFORMERS:

Alexis Bellavance

Rachel Echenberg

Danny Gaudreault

Marlène Renaud-B.

karen elaine spencer

 

PERFORMANCE RAFFLE: Rachel Echenberg

The Performance Raffle invites the public to place a bet on the duration of a performance. The person whose guess is closest to the actual duration will win half of the money raised in the raffle!

 

VIVA! is strongly committed to keeping its festival free and therefore accessible. Your attendance at this event and your online donations (please visit the ‘Support’ tab at www.vivamontreal.org), ensure that we can continue to offer thought-provoking artistic experiences to the public, and professional conditions to our artists and staff.

 

We regret that the venue is not wheelchair accessible. For all other questions regarding accessibility, please contact: info@vivamontreal.org

 

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/196022130919271

 

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6. EVENT: LADA Screens - Future Histories and I’m Roger Casement

Date: June 6, 2017; City: London, UK; Source: LADA

 

Tuesday 6 June, 7pm

The White Building, Hackney Wick, London

Free, but please reserve a space

 

An evening with the Irish artists and curators Áine Phillips, Niamh Murphy and Fearghus O Conchúir acknowledging, celebrating and screening two films from major 2016 centenary projects, Future Histories and The Casement Project.

 

Future Histories was a 12-hour Live Art and video event with 16 acclaimed Irish artists at Kilmainham Gaol to respond to its iconic historical associations with the 1916 Rising.

 

I’m Roger Casement is a short dance film. Shot on location on Banna Strand, I’m Roger Casement reinforces the connection between Casement’s crossing of identity borders, his openness to the erotic stranger and the experiences of people today seeking to cross national boundaries.

 

Following the live launch, Future Histories will be available online for a limited time.

 

More information:

www.thisisliveart.co.uk/whats-on/lada-screens-future-histories-and-im-roger-casement/

 

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7. EVENT: 7a*md8 - ON SCREEN

Date: June 10, 2017; City: Scarborough, Canada; Source: Facebook

 

7a*md8 - ON SCREEN

In partnership with (Un)settled 

Rain check date: Saturday June 17, 2017 

201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough

 

7a*md8 - On Screen is a collection of performances designed specifically for the camera by local, national and international artists. In the past few years we have seen how the camera has played a major role in bringing attention to narratives, events and bodies marginalized from the general public. Lens-based media and online platforms have created new possibilities for self representation. The artists selected for this series will speak to our relationship to media as a form of accessible communication in the face of unevenly permeable borders.

 

7a*md8 consists of a series of multi-platform performance-for-the-camera screenings and digital residencies distributed across a range of Toronto cultural spaces as well as online platforms. TPAC has a record of supporting a diversity of practices in the field of performance art. Expanding from our established festival format, we would like to create points of access for Toronto artists working at the intersection of performance and new media forms, as well as those who may find it difficult to travel to Toronto due to remoteness, disability, personal obligations, or political circumstance. 7a*md8 explores new ways for TPAC to address these concerns. Harnessing the potential of the proliferation of Internet platforms for disseminating performance videos, 7a*md8 will offer a fresh approach to performance and new media curation, featuring three distinct events that examine contemporary developments in the relationship between body art, lens-based practices and the politics of access.

 

7a*md8 - On Screen artists include; Lisa Burke, Erika DeFreitas, Merritt Johnson, Johanna Householder & bh Yael, Manolo Lugo, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Lisa Steele, Michele Pearson Clarke and more! Stay tuned for our artist highlights.

 

For more info about 7a*md8 and the artists included visit us at http://7a-11d.ca/

 

(Un)settled is a site-specific exhibition and residency that sets out to investigate and unsettle the history of the Guild Park and Gardens—formerly the Guild of all Arts—in Scarborough, which has grown from a collection of rural communities into a dense and culturally diverse urban sprawl on the eastern flank of Toronto. Curated by Bojan Videkanic.

 

For more information about (Un)settled visit www.unsettledproject.com/the-artists.html

 

FREE TRANSPORTATION

A free bus service will be provided from downtown Toronto (Dundas St. south in front of the AGO at the designated Motor Coach Loading Area) to the Guild Park and Gardens on Saturday June 10. To reserve a spot on the bus please e-mail bojana.videkanic@uwaterloo.ca. Please include your name, e-mail address and June 10th in the subject line. The spots on the bus are limited and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1444676235619260

 

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8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: DIY 14

Deadline date: June 16, 2017: City: various, UK/Ireland; Source: LADA

 

DIY 14 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

 

This year there are 28 projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners, including three supported by Live Art UK's Diverse Actions (http://www.liveartuk.org/activities/diverse-actions-awarded-arts-council-england-ambition-for-excellence-grant/) initiative, and three larger, more ambitious DIY+ projects supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. 

 

DIY projects will take place across the UK and Ireland between July and November 2017.

 

The closing date for most applications is 19 June 2017 (for Martin O'Brien's DIY+ it is 2 June) and you may apply to as many as you wish. All DIY and DIY+ projects are free to participate in.

www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities

 

For full details and how to apply:

www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-14-2017-call-for-participants/

 

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9. WORKSHOP: Boundaries of the Everyday Body with Victoria Stanton

Registration deadline: June 17, 2017; City: Montréal, Canada; Source: Victoria Stanton

 

Boundaries of the Everyday Body: A Post-Studio Performative Practices Intensive

Performance Art Workshop with Victoria Stanton

 

Where: Various locations around the island of Montréal, Canada

When: June 23, 5pm–9pm; June 24, 11am–5pm; June 25, 11am–5pm

Cost: $200 (sliding scale available for limited number of participants)

 

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2017 ($50 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot)

Workshop will be given in English and French

 

TO REGISTER or for more info: art@bankofvictoria.com

 

Description

An evening and two days spent roaming around various public locations. Mostly outside, and then inside if the mood or weather strikes. Up on the paths of Mount-Royal, down by the shores of the Saint-Laurent, over along the Main… this workshop intensive will specifically locate our process (from warm-ups to presentations) in public settings, surrounded by elements of the “everyday.” An opportunity to deepen our explorations about how we consider, construct, and witness performance in public (non-art) contexts, participants will be invited to experiment with in-situ and in-socius performative practices as we move from one location to the next on a daily basis. How does place inform our behaviour? How do we move, walk, relate, receive – depending on where we are? How do weather, air, walls, others inform our performative choices? With an emphasis on post-studio methodologies, and infiltrating practices (i.e.: more invisible, liminal actions that subtly imprint themselves into the fabric of daily life), through embodied research we will also examine the im/practicalities (challenges, surprises, joys, unpredictability of dynamics) of making/showing work literally “outside the box.”

 

About the Facilitator

Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist whose 20+ years of practice spans the realms of live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Since 2001 Victoria has been delving into an expanded engagement with performance art, combining infiltrating and transactional/relational processes within a variety of communities and contexts across Canada and internationally. Considered a pioneer of transactional practices in Quebec, she has facilitated several workshops with TouVA (a collective comprised of Stanton, Sylvie Tourangeau and Anne Bérubé) and been developing a pedagogy via the exploration of human geography, architecture and the body as well as the micro-event – elements that have become fundamental to her workshops. She has previously given classes in Montreal (RAIQ, SKOL, Studio 303, Concordia University) Durham (Words Aloud Festival), Toronto (Hub 14, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Artscape Youngplace), Sudbury (Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario), Mexico (Centre FRONDA), and Melbourne (Overload Festival). Victoria has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and films/videos nationally and internationally, and has co-authored two books: with Vincent Tinguely (Impure, Reinventing the Word: The Theory, Practice, and Oral History of Spoken Word in Montreal, conundrum press, 2001) and TouVA (Le 7e sens : Practicing Dialogues/ Practicing Workshops/ Practicing the Daily Performative/ pratiquer l'art performance, Éditions Sagamie, appearing in the fall of 2017). http://bankofvictoria.com

 

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10. WORKSHOP: Double Workshop at Koulouri Residency

Deadline date: June 25, 2017; City: Mani, Greece; Source: Christina Georgiou

 

entrée

Double Workshop at Koulouri Residency

with Yorgos Bakalos and Christina Georgiou

 

Workshop dates: 11-16 July 2017

Deadline of OPEN CALL is 25th June 2017

PARTICIPATION FEE: €345

 

The attendance fee includes:

–2-in-one intensive workshops by Yorgos Bakalos and Christina Georgiou.

–7 days and 6 nights of accommodation at Koumaria Residency.

–Workshop fee and working spaces.

–Documentation of final presentations (video & photography).

–Three vegetarian meals per day for all days of the workshop.

–Possible transportation (pending) of the participants from Mani to Koulouri Residency and back to Mani on the arrival and departure days. 

–Administration fees. 

–Invitation letter (if needed). An invitation can be sent to the selected participants in order to acquire travel grants. 

 

Important information:

–We strongly recommend to ensure your position in the workshop by paying the full amount (€345) by 1 July the latest.

–Limited number of participants. Without an early prepayment (before 1 July), a place in the workshop is not considered to have been secured.

–In the event of a last minute cancellation (48 hours before the workshop), the amount will not be refunded.

–Participation in the workshop does not include the artists’ travel and flight expenses to and from Mani (Greece).

 

Dates of the workshop: 11–16 July (arrival 11 July/departure 17 July until 12:00)

Place: Koulouri Residency

 

Description:

Koulouri Residency in collaboration with Yorgos Bakalos and Christina Georgiou are thrilled to invite artists from all over the world to participate in the workshop: entrée for the creation of an innovative event held in the premises of Koulouri Residency and the surrounding areas. The aim of this workshop is to bring together artists from a variety of backgrounds in order to create an artistic platform of mutual exchange. Therefore entrée is about the action of joining a particular sphere or group. And its main idea is to expand individual principles and create transpersonal dialogues within a collaborative environment. With this event we are seeking a new channel of personal communication through artistic means in order to rekindle and shape a new relationship between each other. This project is addressed to artists at any stage of their career, coming from any artistic discipline or working with time-based and body-based art and practices. The workshop’s methodology employs practical exercises, short solo and group performances, theoretical analysis, constructive commentaries, group and individual discussions, reflections, feedback and individual tutoring. The artists will work and live collectively in Koulouri Residency, and from this process devise new works that will be presented on the last day of the workshop.

 

Yorgos Bakalos will work with the symbiotic relationship of objects – actions – architecture, through a physical theater workshop addressed to performers, actors and dancers. Through extensive exercises and intense physical movement, Yorgos aims to link the artist - performer with the absurd and the ridiculous part of him/herself in order to create a persona based on this transformation and to relate themselves with the objects and the architecture of the space, in search of authentic actions.

 

The method: In the beginning, the exercises will aim to break the influence of thoughts through creative improvisations. Emphasis will be placed on the spontaneity and impulse of the performer in order to emerge actions in which cerebralism will not prevail. Having been discharged from brain instructions and directions we will try to engage in the investigation of objects, costume and their relationship with the architecture of the site in order for the performer to synthesize a persona based on these three elements. Then we will focus on finding the authenticity of each persona where its action will emerge through the relationship of the person with the absurd and ridiculous. The absurd and the ridiculous will be worked through exercises that lead to the liberation of the spirit from stereotypical models and clichés, the freedom of the body in any form of movement, the pleasure that our body feels when it is autonomous and follows what it wants, the grounding of the voice and speech, the relationship with the object and the costume, and finally the images created by the visual composition of the person. The purpose of the workshop is for artists to understand through practice and personal experience the tools that an interpreter uses during both the research and the presentation of an artistic work. The intensive cycle consists of a synthesis of different techniques as they have been constructed by George's practice over the last decade. The technique is suited in the artistic pursuits of the now, approaching the stage (spatial) performance over the uniqueness and specificity of each performer through an immediate correlation with their development through personal research and group experience.

 

Christina Georgiou will work with the compositional aspects of creating a performance piece. She will mainly focus on Performance Art while implementing somatic, mental, breathing and vocal techniques. 

 

The method: Christina will introduce a variety of physical exercises and techniques she has brought together from different fields which she has been taught and experience, but also her own techniques that she has formulated and named: “SenseSelfEssence”. During the workshop she will be presenting important tools to the artists in order to connect the Self and it’s existence in the “here and now”. This state will be achieved through a specific process while experiencing and observing the body-mind processes through mindful actions. This process concentrates on the connection of physical and mental functions in relation to real time and space, and the constant process of witnessing and observing the Self. It also focuses on the construction of presence through energy work in order to transmit intensity channeling to the spectator. And to connect with one’s self through finding one’s authentic action and centre, and developing awareness and sensorial abilities through a constant connectivity of inner and outer awareness.Christina’s method is formulated as a somatic method emphasizing internal physical perception, and is created through her personal work and experience within the field of Performance Art, yoga, meditation and other physical and energy practices. Christina aims to offer practical and theoretical keys for the development and process of the artists’ work by using the body and Self as the basic elements of the intended action. The participants will be able to work on the compositional aspects of creating a performance piece through the exploration and understanding of time, space/ site and object in relation to their main tool: the body, as a manifestation of the authentic Self. The workshop is constructed to increase and utilise personal insight and intuition, while building confidence and decisiveness towards the artist’s artistic practice.

 

Yorgos Bakalos: www.yorgos-bakalos.com 

Christina Georgiou: www.christinageorgiou.com

 

Application procedure:

We welcome applications from artists from all levels of experience and at any stage of their career, working within performance art and other forms of contemporary performance, theatre, dance, interdisciplinary, body-based and time-based art and practices. We are interested in artists whose work is collaborative, but we also welcome submissions from artists who wish to expand their practice by attending this shared experience.

 

Please submit the following:

A single PDF (max. 2MB) document containing:

–Contact details: Name of the artist, Postal address, Email address, Telephone number, Website.

–Short biography of the artist (max. 200 words)

–Short Statement: Let us know about your practice and the reasons you would like to be part of this workshop by indicating your connection and interest in its context and your openness to be part of. Please state also how you could contribute to the group. (max. 200 words)

–2-3 links to your recent works.

–3-4 images of your recent works.

 

Please send the PDF document to: contact@christinageorgiou.com & info@yorgos-bakalos.com with “Koumaria Residency_your name” in the subject line of the email. For general questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

About Koulouri Residency:

A luxurious, versatile space that has been prepared by the workshop's initiators to host artists from all over the world in the Greek landscape, inviting and offering to the artists the opportunity to explore and discover its surroundings. The aim of this residence is to create a multifaceted and multidimensional experience for the participants who will inspire and elevate their present and future work. The purpose of Koulouri Residency is to create the right conditions and a warm environment where friendships and new artistic collaborations can be born. The residence is a traditional tower of Mani and consists of bedrooms, living room, kitchen, verandas and spacious indoor and outdoor common areas with surrounding nature. The surrounding hills, mountains, villages and the sea combined with the warmth of the sun during the summer days create and provide the opportunity for creative work. Meals will be taken as a form of gathering between participants and workshop facilitators. Meals will include mainly local products, which will be cooked in groups formed by the participants through a delicious and balanced menu prepared by the workshop facilitators. Through the framework of the workshop, the Greek landscape, but also the environment created through the interaction and the experiences the participants will bring with them, in terms of their daily life and culture, newly formed experiences will be shaped.

 

*Please note that Koulouri Residency is a newly formed private residency, which is in the process of creation/preparation by the workshop facilitators and therefore images of the residency spaces will be available in a later state. 

 

Co-organized by:

ART LAB community art centre, Athens (Greece)

Hridaya Center, Nicosia (Cyprus)

 

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11. OPEN CALL: Cultures of Silence: Invisible Violence

Deadline: June 30, 2017: City: the world; Source: Ignacio Pérez Pérez

 

Cultures of Silence: Invisible Violence is a transatlantic call for video/performance works that happens in between Latin America and the Nordic and Baltic Countries*. The call looks for works that respond, discuss, resist and expand their visions towards the explicit representations of violence, promoted by massive media and building a violent aesthetics with stereotypical basis, polarizing the understanding in a binary system (good/bad, white/black, first world/third world…) invisibilizing the complexity of the subtle violence's and the relation between them.

 

By being directed at 2 continents, this open call seeks to compose a screening selection with different aesthetics, geography's, economies and political perspectives of violence; it is a subtle open call that asks about the origin of violence, its assimilation, dispersion and transmission.

 

The following questions can help as a guide: How to reveal violence? How to react, how to make it visible without reproducing it? What are the possible actions to resist and reject violence? How can local performance practices be contextualized in global events when they refer to specific situations? What are the mechanisms in performance practice that can be developed beyond the art scene, affecting other audiences?

 

More information on how to apply:

http://analco.cc/en/open-calls2017/

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/149620532226635/

 

*Some artists will be invited personally because of their trajectory and artistic proposal, nevertheless the character of this open call is inclusive. This project is generously supported by Kone Foundation.

 

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12. EVENT: unsettling JULY 1st / facilitated with claude wittmann 

Date: July 1, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: claudewittmann

 

invitation/open participation/drop-in

unsettling JULY 1st

facilitated by claude wittmann

 

LOCATION:

FADO Performance Art Centre at The Commons @ 401

Suite 440-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

 

TIME: July 1st, 2017, 11am to 6pm

 

INSPIRATION: UNsettling CANADA 150 by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land

LINK TO 2894, ongoing reading of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Report

 

room no 1:

participatory reading of Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson's 

"Unsettling Canada: a National Wake-up Call."

 

room no 2:

open process space to individually consider the paradox of

"this is our land" + "we stole the land"

 

room no 3: 

collection of thoughts on the possibility of a collective responsibility

of Toronto's performance artists in (Re)conciliation

 

This is a proposal and it will be updated until last minute. For suggestions or questions, please contact claude wittmann: clowittmann@gmail.com

 

Details: http://claudewittmann.ca/stream/JULY2017_ACTIONS/National_Day_Action.html

 

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13. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: I.AM ENOUGH

Deadline: July 20,2017; City: Vaughan, Canada; Source: I.AM

 

I.AM (Intergenerational Arts Movement) is seeking exhibition and performance art submissions for our third annual community arts festival “I.AM Enough”, taking place Thursday August 10- Sunday August 13, 2017, located at the JEH Macdonald house on 121 Centre Street, Thornhill, Canada.

 

This will be I.AM’s first performance art event and is seeking submissions from individual artists and collectives working in a variety of performance related disciplines. 

 

“I.AM ENOUGH” is a festival surrounding the notions of self worth and realizing your full potential. In a place bombarded by selfishness and wanting more we must remind one another to look within and fully accept our current state of being. We are enough. This community arts festival is in partnership with the City of Vaughan in celebration of Canada 150. The festival is situated on a scenic 4-acre parcel of land, the MacDonald House, home of famed Canadian painter, J.E.H. MacDonald, a founding member of the Group of Seven and his son, illustrator Thoreau MacDonald. 

 

Applicants must read the I.AM submission guidelines and submit a completed submission package. The full guidelines, and application form can be found through the following link: www.intergenerationalarts.com/open-call

 

Deadline: Thursday, July 20, 2017 (11:59 pm)

 

If you have any further questions about the submissions process, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@intergenerationalarts.com

 

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14. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Naked State art residency

Deadline date: on-going; City: Bare Oaks, Canada; Source: Naked State

 

Naked State art residency

International Call

Bare Oaks, Canada

 

Program Dates: July 21–31, 2017

Submission Deadline: *accepting submissions (few spots available)

 

*There is still room for a few more artists to participate in Naked State artist residency. Twelve international artists have been confirmed, and we look forward to growing the group. Submissions are juried, and proposals assessed based on adherence to the residency theme and community context. Artists will be notified within a week of their submission.

 

Naked State is a 10-day residency to create artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency Facilitator live as *naturists (in the nude) within the naturist community of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park to create works that explore questions such as: What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? Is nudity always sexual? What is the role of the nude in historical and contemporary art?; Is an animal with fur naked? Is it possible to be civil in the nude?; Is there a natural state for human being? Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore these questions through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, dance, sound art, media art, etc. Naked State welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of criticality thinking and self-discovery. Indigenous, people with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.

 

*Naturism is the practice of complete nudity in a social setting. Though nudity is the most obvious aspect of naturism, it is simply a tool to reach closer to a natural state. The purpose of naturism is to promote wholesomeness and stability of the human body, mind, and spirit. It also promotes wellbeing through complete contact of the body with the natural elements. For a full description of naturism, visit BareOaks.ca/index.php/en/about-naturism.

 

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park is a year-round naturist park near Toronto in Canada, where individuals and families experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. It is nestled among the natural wilderness of the Ontario Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. Its varied landscape includes open spaces, forests, ponds, streams and a small lake. Amenities include a store, restaurant, sun deck, TV and sports lounge, outdoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, exercise room, laundromat, and a small common kitchen with microwave and fridge. Wireless Internet can be purchased at the front desk. The Outback common room will be dedicated as a large shared studio space for the duration of the residency. There is some wheel chair accessibility. Bare Oaks is located in East Gwillimbury, under an hour north-east of Toronto. For more information visit BareOaks.ca.

 

For residency and submission details visit: www.NakedState.ca

 

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15. CALL: NASTY GRLS: Community (in) Action

Deadline date: October 15, 2017; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: WIAprojects

 

Exhibition: January 2018: NASTY GRLS: Community (in) Action 

 

We are calling for images of socially-engaged community work. What do you do as a feminist, artist and researcher in your own communities? 

 

EXHIBITION CALL:

WIAprojects at Centre for Women’s Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto is showcasing women’s – and especially feminist – socially-engaged community activity in an exhibit in the CWSE Hallway Gallery this coming Jan. 2018. Our expectation is that the works will specifically explore where we, nationally, as women and/or as feminists are situated after Canada 150.

 

Who are you – Individual? Group? Collective? Are you from a rural area or urban center? How do you respond to and enliven the hopes, wishes, and activities of/in your communities? Who do you work with and how? How have you spoken to or/and facilitated in assisting with meeting the needs of a diverse population or a specific group? Do you have a powerful image that speaks to this work that you do?

 

We are asking for submissions of printed colour images on good quality photo paper in 4” x 6” (vertical or horizontal) format. You may send up to three images (indicate an order of preference) and we will try and show them all but, if space becomes limited, we may have to choose one. In order to defray costs we are asking for an administrative fee of $25 for the submission of one image ($10 for each individual image beyond the first one – up to total of $45 for 3 images) to cover framing, hanging, advertising and administrative costs. The image and cheque should be sent to: Nasty Grls, WIAprojects, 22588-264 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8.

 

Please send as well in an email to wiaprojects@gmail.com biographical information on yourself or your group or project, a description of your activity using the questions above as a framework and a 300 dpi jpg copy of your image(s) for publicity or catalogue purposes. Please send your text  as a one page word file for us to use to accompany your image(s) – maximum 200 words please for all! We suggest approximately 100 word bio and 100 word statement. This text will be oriented, printed and shown beside your image(s).

 

Once we receive your email and mailed submission, we will contact you via email to acknowledge receipt. 

 

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

 

www.wiaprojects.com

 

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ABOUT FADO PERFORMANCE ART CENTRE
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre based in Toronto, Canada. FADO provides a stage and on-going forum in support of the research and development of contemporary performance art practices in Canada and internationally. As a year-round presentation platform, FADO exists nomadically, working with partner organizations and presenters, and utilizing venues and sites that are appropriate to individual projects. FADO presents the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and perspectives. FADO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

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