PAB OPEN 2019 (BERGEN) 5th and 6th of October
Online Application: https://www.performanceartbergen.no/nb/pab-open-2019-registration/
Fee to Participate or Apply: 0
Description Of Opportunity:
PAB is seeking performances from local, national and international artists for PAB OPEN 2019.
The event will take place at Grand Hotel Terminus Bergen, Norway. PAB offers 39 single / double rooms on the top floor, where the artists will both live and perform in the room they are allocated. This is the 4th time PAB will organize PAB OPEN. The festival holds a low-threshold offer that allows the artists to explore and test new performative expressions. We want to provide a broad approach, where artists with different backgrounds and expressions can evolve and create work.
Seeking performances with a duration of 30 minutes:
The festival runs over two days, with a program lasting 3 hours each day, including a seminar Saturday evening. Due to the briefness of the festival, we strongly encourage applicants to focus on durational performances, with a minimum of 30 minutes, performed both Saturday and Sunday. You can apply with both solo-or duo performances.
Due to the number of performances occurring at the same time, please let us know if you wish to use audio or similar elements in your performance. This is so we can fit it into the program without disturbing other performances. We can unfortunately not offer any technical support or equipment. We kindly ask all artists to be self-reliant due to the size of the event.
PAB can offer one night of accommodation at the hotel. This includes breakfast, brunch before the festival starts on Saturday, dinner during the seminar 5th of October and dinner after the festival program on Sunday 6th of October. Travel costs have to be covered by the artists themselves at the moment, although we are still seeking funding to offer a small honorarium.
Registration for the festival opens on 6th of June at 6pm.
Traditionally, PAB OPEN has been a festival where everyone who applied for participation was accepted. This time, applications are evaluated consecutively, as there are limited rooms available. The committee will make a selection based on local and visiting artists.
Travel by train to the festival
Performance Art Bergen encourages all artists traveling to the festival, to do so by train if it’s manageable. Grand Hotel Terminus is located only 50 meters from the train station. The festival will organize a seminar on Saturday evening, with an overall theme: Carbon Reflections. Here we will reflect on the carbon footprint we as artists leave behind and how to deal with climate change.
About Performance Art Bergen
Performance Art Bergen (PAB) is a members organization for performance artists and others interested in visual art performance. The organization was founded in 2011 and since then it has organized a series of bigger international performance festivals, has had international exchange and theoretical programs including seminars and workshops. PAB has been visible with performance in public space, collaborated with art and culture institutions in Bergen on a performance program and is working on developing theories on the visual art performance field. PAB’s goal is to strengthen and highlight performance art. PAB is located in Bergen, but works on a national and international level.
Questions about the PAB OPEN 2019 festival? Contact us at: [email protected]
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