Open call for Formations at The Prague Quadrennial 2019 (Prague) 6-16 June 2019
Fee to Apply: FREE
Description Of Opportunity:
ABOUT PQ: Organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and realized by the Arts and Theatre Institute, the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest international exhibition and festival event dedicated to scenography, performance design and theatre architecture. Since 1967 PQ has been an exchange, networking and educational platform exploring the best works in scenography and design for performance through exhibitions, festivals, workshops, performances, symposia, educational events and residencies. The last edition of this international performance design event in 2015 was held at more than 30 venues, featured more than 500 live performances with over 180,000 visitors, and was named one of the twelve most trend-setting European festivals in the prestigious EFFE Awards. Individual exhibitions of countries and regions were organized by some of the most important cultural organizations from over 75 countries, including ministries of culture, art and theatre institutions, as well as international festivals, theatre companies and prestigious theatre and visual arts schools.
This Open Call is for artists and architects from around the world to participate in a performative urban experiment. PQ offers an opportunity for participants to realize time-based art works at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on the plaza in front of PQ’s main exhibition building, the Industrial Palace, in a variety of combinations and durations starting on 7 June at 10:00AM and ending on 13 June at 6:00PM (18:00). The works will intersect at random moments with the open environment, the public, the weather, and other selected works performed near and passing through another. The resulting disruptions and frictions will expand the individual contributions as they become part of a continuous whole unfolding from 7-13 June. The project focuses on clearly defined patterns and their arbitrary but symbiotic interweaving in the public space.
We are looking for artists of all genres who create clearly distinguishable art works rooted in pattern: patterns in time, space, sound, movements, bodies and/or materials. The performances or actions can be presented anytime day or night, for as long or as short as the artist wishes, and can occur once, or can be repeated at chosen intervals. The public, knowingly and unknowingly, will be participating as they move through or within the site, also affecting the pattern woven into the whole.
We are reaching out to artists and architects with clear points of view who are curious about experimental performative conversations.
CURATORS: D. Chase Angier & Serge von Arx
• Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2018
• Official Announcement of Included Works: 15 June 2018
• 14th Edition of Prague Quadrennial: 6-16 June 2019
• Formations Festival: 7-13 June 2019
LOCATION OF FESTIVAL Formations will be centered at the Prague Exhibition Grounds on the Plaza in front of PQ’s main exhibition building, the Industrial Palace, while also expanding across the city of Prague. The works will intersect at random moments with the open environment, the public, the weather, and other selected works performed near and passing through another.
PLEASE NOTE: While excited to offer a platform for this work, PQ cannot cover the expenses or production costs for every participating artist or company, who will need to be self funded. However, the Prague Quadrennial will contribute to the expenses of a small number of endeavors that the curatorial team feels is most in the spirit of the artistic statement. By selecting participating artists more than a year before the festival, it is our hope that participants will have the opportunity to secure funding from other organizations or grant bodies. PQ can provide needed documentation and letters of invitation in support of any grant applications undertaken by participants.
How To Apply:
For more information and conditions for submissions for Formations, please, follow attached files.
Please complete form in English and return to firstname.lastname@example.org saved as “artistname.company.application.pdf” with email subject line FORMATIONS. Deadline for submission is 28 February 2018. No handwritten or incomplete applications will be accepted. Carefully read the Call for Applications before filling out this form.
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