OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Interferencias
Deadline: August 18, 2014;
City: Montreal, Canada;
Source: Benjamin Kamino
What we are saying could happen … 16 people will come together to make a series of 8 solo works over 2 weeks. 8 of these people share a common history through working together on Interferencias. Through an open call, 8 others will be invited into the fold, selected from the Canadian community; 6 participants will be selected from outside Québec, 2 will be selected from Québec, but this scenario is contingent on the applications received.
The prospect of engaging into a process of work with varied degrees of intimacies amongst participants, both with each other and the location, is itself the frame in which research can be made into methodologies of collaboration; practicing being together is ostensibly a practice of being alone; of being oneself. A practice of being public.
Structural information about the research performance: In partnership, Interferencias will support the project through production with spaces for working, as well as lunch and dinner. Tangente has applied for a grant to Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec called “Accueil de spectacles étrangers” to cover accommodation and per diem for artists outside from Québec during the project. All participants will share two apartments in North-East of Montreal (TBC). All participants are required to fund their travel to and from Montréal for the work period.
The project funds itself through internal revenue. Tangente’s performance fee is invested into the project as support. Revenues collected from ticket sales are allocated to Tangente. In resistance to a culture of scarcity, the project invites you to engage the work through individual practices – using the residency not only to work on the project’s togetherness of the project, but also to engage with personal research and work to benefit your own investment of time and effort. Funds remaining at the end of the project will be distributed as fees to participating artists.
The residency runs from February 9 to March 1, 2015.
Tangente will be presenting the work at Théâtre Aux Écuries in Montréal from Wednesday, February 25 through Friday, February 27, 2015, at 7 P.M. and at 9P.M. There is the potential to host an event for Nuit Blanche on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
We are declaring no official language of operation for the time of research and would be excited for the difficulties emergent in translation. However, pertaining to the process of selection, English is the most common amongst the 26 Interferencias participants who will be reading applications.
The 8 Canadian participants will be selected through an open call by the current Interferencias group. These 8 participants will be asked to make a selection of 8 participants from the 26 Interferencias members. Benjamin Kamino will be the administrator of the curatorial process.
Application deadline: August 18, 2014
Primary application material: talk. listen. listen Please send a video or link to a video of you. Introduce yourself to us. This video can be of any duration; some of the selection panel may watch all of it in detail, some may browse through it to get a vibe. The main concern for this selection is: will we be able to get along together? That being said, it is not only about complicity. We need conflict as much as we need peace. In fact we need peace more often, but where would we be without the intensity of conflict? I am rambling … Please send a video of yourself, doing and not doing, negotiating that relationship.
Secondary application material: -a C.V. -a link to online documentation of current/relevant work. -any other materials that you esteem important to this selection process. Please send your application to email@example.com, with written materials in PDF format.