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.

Open Call: LIVE WORKS Vol. 7

Curated by
Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director of Centrale Fies, Dro)
Simone Frangi (researcher, writer and curator, Milan)

The LIVE WORKS open call includes a creative residency period, for nine selected projects. LIVE WORKS sees performance as a work space, as well as an instrument and cultural exercise. 
Starting from the notion of performance in the visual art practice, the project 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. This call 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 and with no limits on age can apply to this call, as individuals or in groups, with a single project. Are also accepted unseen or long-term projects needing to be developed and/or concluded, for which participation to the residency would represent an evolution or finalising of the project.

The nine projects, selected by LIVE WORKS, will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 6 to 16 July 2019.
 Each selected project will be awarded a budget of € 1.500,00: € 1.000,00 of this budget will be used for the production of the performance, € 500,00 will be assigned as a fee for the artistic work.
 Centrale Fies covers the travel costs to reach Centrale Fies (maximum of € 500,00 per project) and will provide accommodation and food services for the whole residency period.
 The budget of € 1.500,00 will be entirely corresponded at the beginning of the residency: all the information will be send after the selection announcement.

The production of the performance projects during the residency will be supported by diverse types of curatorship, from theoretical to technical development, a Free School of Performance with Studio visit, critical session and reading group.
 During the residency phase, Centrale Fies will provide production and curatorial staff to assist the artists as they develop their project. The residency phase is an essential part of the development of the selected projects and is consider as mandatory.

The performances produced will be presented during the 39th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts from 19 to 21 July 2019. During each evening a program of established guest performers will be presented alongside the projects by the 9 finalists.

On this occasion, the nine winning projects will be discussed by a board of international professionals, working for festivals, institutions, residencies 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. 7 the guest board of professionals is composed of:

Danjel Andersson, Director of Dansehallerne from May 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ash Bulayev, Director of Onassis AiR: (inter)national artistic research residency program, Athens, Greece

Christine Eyene, Artistic Director of 5th International Biennal of Casablanca 2020, Morocco

Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom, London, UK

Hicham Khalidi, Director of Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Ane Rodríguez Armendariz, Cultural Director of Tabakalera, International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain

The nine selected projects can benefit of a further 10-day residency at Centrale Fies in a period between the 1 August and the 31 December 2019, according with the curators of Live Works.

To apply or for more information visit LIVE WORKS website.

Deadline extended to 16 April 2019

Image: © Alessandro Sala for Centrale Fies _SUPERCONTINENT2 _Maria Hassabi / STAGING: solo

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