CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FADO’s Emerging Artists Series 2014
Deadline date: December 15, 2014
Co-presented with Xpace Cultural Centre
Durational performance is mode of live art where the artist works directly with the medium of time. Over the course of hours, days or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palatable and visceral. Artists like Tehching Hsieh, Alastair MacLennan, and most famously, Marina Abromavic, demonstrate how durational performance art can use mental and physical endurance to challenge the commoditization of art by offering an experience of art that is ephemeral by nature.
FADO is seeking proposals of durational performance works from emerging artists to be presented in our 2014 edition of the Emerging Artists Series, entitled 11:45PM. Performances should be a minimum of 6-hours and a maximum of 4-days. FADO and Xpace define emerging artists as those who are 2-3 years out of school, are at the beginning stages of their careers, and have not yet had the opportunity for a professional presentation of their work.
The series is coordinated and curated by Kate Barry in consultation with Xpace and a curatorial committee of local artists. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: This series seeks to highlight the work of Toronto, regional and Canadian artists. This is not an international call. (Our budgets can’t support international submissions/artists.) In addition, by “emerging” we are referring to artists who are in the beginning stages of their careers and who have not had a professional presentation of their work. Please contact us for clarification if needed.
Submissions should include:
-description of proposed work
-documentation of previous work (maximum of 10 images, and / or 2-3 short documentation videos to a maximum of 5 minutes)
Please direct enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mail submissions to:
FADO Performance Art Centre
445-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Canada M5V 3A8