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Invitation to open call for PERFORMANCE AS PROCESS

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Delfina Foundation (DF) is inviting applications from visual artists, curators, writers, film makers, and live art and other cultural practitioners for our thematic-based residency and public programme Performance as Process, which will take place in Winter 2015.

This season will bring together a minimum of six practitioners with invited guests to broadly explore how ‘performance’ – from daily routines to religious rituals – plays an inherent role in cultural production. More specifically, the aim of the programme is to consider performance as a way of approaching and understanding the world, just as much as it is a medium of producing art or engaging with the public. Residents will be invited to research, create new work, meet and collaborate, share skills, and reflect on the performative aspect of their artistic practice, which could range from ‘fine art’ or live art. DF is particularly interested in practitioners whose work transgresses the boundaries of different fields of study, parts of society and/or the physical and digital realm.

Performance as Process follows our first thematic season The Politics of Food in Winter 2014 and our second season The Public Domain in Spring 2014. Both programmes continue as undercurrents to our broader research and production at DF and we are would strongly consider applicants whose interests draw together these lines of enquiry. The Politics of Food, for example, will return in Spring 2015, directly after Performance as Process, with the sub-theme of Sex, Diet & Disaster.

By creating a focussed environment, DF aims to facilitate collaborative exchange fostering new ideas and projects. During the residency, DF will support peer-to-peer conversations between residents through a series of informal gatherings and meals, as well as targeted organisational visits and opportunities to engage with artists, academics and researchers interested in the areas of focus. These internal events will be complemented with an external public programme of talks, screenings, dinners and panel discussions presenting the work, ideas and exchanges taking place.

Open Call: 2 June to 7 July 2014
Artists short-listed: 30 July 2014
Interviews with short-listed artists through Skype: August 2014
Announcement of Selection: 30 August 2014
Residency Length: January – mid March 2015