Wednesday, 20 January 2010

ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival 2010

Call for proposals

ANTI Festival 2010 will focus on textual, written and language-based responses to site specificity. We encourage artists working across a range of media to consider the following areas of enquiry, these include, but are not limited to:

Page and screen-based responses to site - contextual approaches to publication and dissemination
Mapping and mark-making - geographic and topographic textual processes
Inscription - the materiality of writing
Language and translation - nationhood and place
Writing as performance - live writing as contextual and site-based practice
Performance texts and site-based processes - spatial/contextual engagement and live utterance
ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival will be held in Kuopio, Finland between Sept 29th - Oct 3rd 2010.
ANTI is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space. Over the past eight years ANTI has presented live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today's most exciting and innovative artists. A truly international festival and Finland's foremost presenter of Live Art, ANTI is a meeting place for artists and audiences fascinated by how art shapes and responds to the places and spaces of everyday life.

ANTI's emphasis is on site-specificity. The festival understands this term in an expanded sense; proposals may suggest works that deal with a site geographically, culturally or by association etc. The proposal form asks artists to state their preferred site for their project. Please think carefully about where and how a project will be sited. The festival will undertake all negotiations to allow projects to use public/private space. Please remember that ANTI does not programme works for gallery or theatre spaces.

As ANTI festival takes place in public space it is essential proposals consider a site's pre-existing 'audience'; be they passers-by, customers or residents. Alongside those who purposely visit the festival, a substantial part of ANTI's audience are members of the public who come across the works by chance.

Proposal form

All proposals must be sent using the electronic form. The form allows a link to be made to any online documentation artists may have of their work and for artists to attach their CV and one image of their work. In addition ONE piece of supporting material (i.e. DVD, CD-ROM) can be submitted as hardcopy. The supporting materials will not be returned!

The proposal deadline is February 19th 2010.

Please send your supporting material, clearly marked with your name and project title, to:
ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival
Minna Canthin katu 4, 4th Floor
70100 Kuopio, Finland.

All materials must reach the above address by February 19th 2010. Further information:, +358 50 3052 485.

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