Transition & Utopia
Theory & Art in Temporary Societies
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana with CIANT (Prague), BIS (Istanbul) and ARTos (Nicosia)
announce TRIBE SHARED RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN LJUBLJANA, PRAGUE, ISTANBUL, NICOSIA… as part of T.R.I.B.E. ARTIST AND RESEARCH RESIDENCIES 2013-2014
As a collaborating partner with MoTA for T-R-A-C-E-S Tea & Radio Lounge @ Transmediale10, I am thrilled to see this exciting project evolve for the Museum of Transitory Art and partners. (Jodi Rose)
T.R.I.B.E. – a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe, dedicated to research and production of Transitory Art, launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between March 2013 and April 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs.
MORE INFO & APPLICATION: http://transitoryart.org/tribe-open-call/
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 April 2013
OPEN CALL FOR TRIBE RESIDENCIES 2013
for ARTISTS and RESEARCHERS
WHAT IS A TRIBE RESIDENCY?
A TRIBE residency is a production or research residency for artists and researchers taking place in at least one and maximum three cities – Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia, Belgrade & other locations. TRIBE is a network interested in forming a mobile group of artists and researchers to participate in explorations, discussions, interventions and innovations related to the first TRIBE theme: Transition & Utopia.
Works produced will be exhibited in two exhibitions taking place in Istanbul, Turkey and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Common events for TRIBE group, workshops and a symposium for researchers will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING:
1) (Monumental) public space interventions
2) Live art and symbols of nationalism (such as flash mobs/live art actions)
3) Projects researching transitions from analogue to digital media, obsolete technolgies and futurisms
TRANSITORY ART = PUBLIC SPACE RELATED PRACTICES + EPHEMERAL (TIME BASED) PRACTICES + POETIC & TECHNOLOGICAL CRITICAL MEDIA ARTWORKS
TO APPLY PLEASE PROVIDE:
– A project proposal
– Motivation for why you would like to work in the context of this particular residency (how its mission relates to your proposed project)
– How and why would you describe your work as transitory?
– A technical description and project development plan (including an indication of your planning divided between the organizations, i.e. what would you like to develop where and why – if applicable)
– A draft budget proposal
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM WILL BE REVIEWED. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS IN ANY OTHER WAY.
THEME: TRANSITION AND UTOPIA
Transition can be seen in acute forms in current political and social conditions and in the accelerated transition of social, religious and economic notions of value. In a situation of constant dislocation and perceived loss of values Transitory Art can play a vital role in adjusting perceptions and bringing forward new forms, considering and analysing not only longer-term solutions and structures, but also smaller, short-term interventions that can help trigger processes of change including at the socio- and geo-political level.
While the Balkans did enjoy a period of so-called independence they are now increasingly subject to historical Austro-Hungarian interests in new forms and re-entering a state of disempowered conomic dependence. This is accompanied by a loss of respect for human rights in Europe accompanied by growing nationalism at the European centre as well as the peripheries.
Both centre and periphery are experiencing an ever-harsher capitalist regime. This intensifies processes of migration from and across the Balkans. These conditions generate social, cultural and political uncertainty and a related lack of vision and leadership at a time when much of the region’s populations remain traumatised by constantly changing and deteriorating life conditions.
The forced and even catastrophic transitions occurring at all levels of human existence (intellectual, political, personal, media) produces widespread disorientation. Transitory Art is a process which responds to the consequences of transitional ‘realities’ which create such a widespread state of fear and uncertainty, and social and mental dead-ends.
In the current state, change seems an utopia. We believe that the role of art is to allow a space for the possibility of change, generating fresh perspectives and propose new solutions. We search for concepts and ideas in which the citizens of a dreamless Europe regain their power to change.
We are looking for critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators. The project focuses on the Balkans and the East but welcomes projects adressing the theme in a broader way.
Online application form + more information on the theme: http://transitoryart.org/tribe-submission/
All applicants will be informed by 15 May 2013.