Call for disabled performance artists
Expressions of interest are sought from performance artists who are living and working with disability, who would like to participate in a workshop and performance event.read more...
Taking place between the 9th and 11th of May as part of the MPA-B 2014 programme to be hosted by SAVVY Contemporary, Neukolln, Berlin.
This project is intended to offer group activities and dialogue whilst supporting individual approaches to making work within a small informal friendly group. The workshop will result in a manifesto of some kind that addresses the participants concerns, needs and desires in relation to disability and performance art and will result in a performance platform/sharing event/and or discussion as an outcome to be shared with an audience within MPA-B 2014.
The project supports SAVVY Contemporary's ongoing work as a laboratory of forms and ideas engaging with conceptual, intellectual, artistic and cultural development and exchange.
English and German will be spoken within the workshop. Participating artists will also be offered a communal meal prepared with love by Joseph Patricio. The project is curated by UK based performance artist/curator Rebecca Weeks, and supported by UK artist led organisation CAZ, UK based artist/graphic & web designer Ian Whitford, by Berlin based artists Marcel Sparmann and Joseph Patricio and MPA-B and the project will be hosted by SAVVY gallery, Berlin.
TO APPLY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th March.
Successful applicants will be notified of the result of their application in April.
Please email Rebecca with a brief statement outlining: your contact details, your performance practice, your interest in participating in the project, and what you hope to achieve through participating, a CV/biography and a few photos of work as jpegs.
Rebecca is interested in hearing from emergent, mid career and established artists in order to encourage cross - generational dialogue. The level of support that we can offer is limited. Those requiring one to one specific support and medical/personal care will need to bring a support worker/carer with them throughout the workshop. It would be very helpful if applicants could briefly outline any particular medical/physical needs or risks or concerns beyond the routine that they anticipate and how they plan for these to be met.
For more information about CAZ: www.cazart.org.uk
For more information about MPA-B: www.mpa-b.org
For more information about SAAVY: www.savvy-contemporary.com
For more information about Rebecca Weeks & Ian Whitford: www.weeksandwhitford.co.uk
For more information about Marcel Sparmann: www.marcelsparmann.com
For more information about Joseph Patricio: www.nowherekitchen.com/about