[oberlist] OPEN CALL | Live Works - Performance Act Award 2017

Simone Frangi s.frangi at viafarini.org
Fri Feb 17 11:25:41 CET 2017


curated by *Barbara Boninsegna* (artistic director of Centrale Fies,
Dro); *Simone
Frangi *(artistic director of Viafarini, Milan); *Daniel Blanga-Gubbay
of Aleppo, Brussels)

CENTRALE FIES,  10th – 23rd July 2017

*APPLICATIONS before 31st March 2017:
<http://www.liveworksaward.com/live-works-2017/> *

Created in 2013 by Centrale Fies, in collaboration with Viafarini, LIVE
WORKS is a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that
contribute to deepening and broadening the idea of performance, following
the current evolution of performance and its styles. This platform aims to
measure the concreteness of performance in the real world, investigating
the double of nature of LIVE - in person and alive - highlighting those
moments in which performance integrates with the dynamics of life.

The award LIVE WORKS includes a creative residency period, for nine
selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, and as an
instrument and cultural exercise. Starting from the notion of performance
in the visual art practice, the prize is unique in its particular attention
to hybrid research, underlining the openness and fluidity of performance,
its social and political implications and its level of public
understandability. The competition is open to a wide range of emerging
performative actions, including: Performances, sound and new media arts,
text-based performances, lecture performances, multimedia storytelling,
choreographic practices, relational and workshop-based projects, and other
projects questioning the idea of performativity beyond the body.

Artists and professionals from any geographic location can enter the
competition, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. The
competition only accepts unpublished or long-term projects that need to be
developed and/or concluded, for which participation would represent an
evolution of the project or it’s final chapter.

The nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in
a production residency at Centrale Fies *from the 10th to the 20th July
2017*,  during which each project will have a budget of *€ 1000,00* to
contribute to the production of the performance.

The production of the performance projects during the residency will be
supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical

During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide a technician and a
production manager to assist the artists as they develop the selected
projects. The residency phase is an essential part of the development of
the competition and of the selected projects.

In the event that the residency cannot be carried out in the period
indicated in the competition announcement, it is possible to organize
alternative forms of residency. The proposal for an alternative residency
must be justified by the typology and characteristics of the projects

The performances produced *will be presented during the 37th edition of the
Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts (21st, 22nd, 23rd July 2017)*.

On this occasion, the nine winning projects will be seen and discussed
by a *board
of international professionals*, working for festival, institutions
residency and production programs that sustain and produce research in
performance. The board will be actively involved in public and private
meetings with the nine artists.

*For Live Works vol. 5 the board is composed by:*

*Lorenzo Benedetti* (Director of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen);

*Vincent Honoré* (Chief curator at David Roberts Art Foundation, London and
curator of the XIII Baltic Triennale);

*Eva Neklyaeva* (Director of Santarcangelo Festival);

*Manuel Segade* (Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid and curator
of Spanish Pavillion at 57th Venice Biennale);

*Christine Tohmé* (Director of Ashkal Alwan, Beirut and curator of Sharjah
Biennial 13).

The nine selected projects can benefit of a further *10-day residency* at
Centrale Fies in a period between*the 1st August and  the 31st December

*Simone Frangi*
Artistic Director

*Viafarini *
Organization for Contemporary Artistic Research
Documentation Center for Visual Arts

Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Procaccini 4,
20154 Milano

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