Open Call 2017
Cultures of Silence: Invisible Violence
Deadline June 30 2017
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…) invisibilaizing 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 contextualize 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?
◊◊ Artist fee 120€
◊◊ The selected videos will be exhibited and promoted in different venues for 2 years as part the screening program Cultures of Silence: Invisible Violence
◊◊ Hand program/Catalogue in PDF and printed
◊◊ Participation letter
◊◊Download and fill in this FORM (with bio, description and link with download option) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
◊◊Works should relate to performative practices in documentation, performance for camera, photo sequence or similar.
◊◊Works must be in gif, .mp4 o .mov. formats and in good quality (HD formato HH.264D 1920 x 1080)
◊◊In necessary case, works should be subtitled in English
◊◊ Maximum length 10 min
Incomplete proposals and received after the deadline will not be considered
*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