Open Call for Artists : Performance Opera AFTER THE FEAR

PerformanceHUB, Vedran Vučić and VestAndPage are delighted to present
 
Open Call for Artists
 
Performance Opera AFTER THE FEAR
 
November 2 to November 18, 2017

Public performance (venue TBA)
15 November - After the Fear - Primo Studio  
17 November - After the Fear - Premiere
 
Belgrade, Serbia

How can we embody shadows of our memories?
Are we a reflection or a conditional presence of the objective, essential reality, like a shadowy imaging looking back at us from a pond?
When we recall our memories, do we simulate the past to draw us into the present?
Are we only a simulation or we are living in a simulation, which is a very different matter?
 
“After the Fear” is for those who perceive and embody the spirit of a space and look at conflicts as products of dogmas.
It is for those who dig into meanings as something ascribed - ever - changing cultural responses to conditions that emerge out of reality, there where fears are a trick of the tail.
It is for those who question process, guidance and symbols to perform what is essential and objective.
It is for those who can imagine memories as whirling states of energy in constant transformation, not screwed and frozen in time or stored in the brain like books on a shelf.
It is for those who see memories as source and subject to structure a conscious sense of the past to ground the present, for to remember is a continuous act of creative re-imagination to respond to the emergencies of our time.
It is for those who sense that memories are never a precise duplicate of original genuine experiences, but mixed with an awareness of the current situation.
It is for those who delve their lives to gain self-understanding and perform in each instance from their own deepest truth.
We are not our names. Our attitudes are constructs that grow around our ideas of identity, used for social interaction. All this is mortal and will die with the body.
For now, we are our bodies, and our bodies are the tools we use to draw us into time.
We don’t search to anticipate future events and outcomes, but to be deeply embedded in the time stream with humility and love.
What we look for is evidence of compassion, that compassion which is not in and of itself loving kindness, but that arises out of wisdom, experience, insight, and that needs to act out as a chance to look at reality from a different perspective.
And then again, remember all, forget all.

Intensive Co-Creation Workshop for local and international artists led by the artist duoVestAndPage (Venice/Germany).
• The first week will be dedicated to an intense physical and conceptual training with the VestAndPage method. For more information please visit www.vest-and-page.de.
• The second week will be dedicated to a training focusing on the topic of the performance opera, preparing concrete material (actions, objects, costumes, etc.)
• The third week will be dedicated to refining and contextualizing actions and performances towards the final collective performance opera to be presented on 15 and 17 November 2017.
 
Workshop hours:
• Every day from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00.
• The Sundays (5 and 12 November) are free for reflections and individual preparations.
 
Alongside the practical project workshop by VestAndPage, we offer a series of theoretical discussionsin the form of roundtables and open dialogues: 
• Assistance to focus on the subject matter. With Milica Pekić (curator and art historian), Vedran Vučić(artist), and Milan Mađarev (theatre scholar and director).
• Feedback on the individual performances in the context of the final performance opera. With the artists Marta Jovanović, Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage).
 
The culmination of this co-creation process will be open to the audience. In a collective performance opera, we will transform the venue into a dynamic performance site on Friday, November 17, 2017.
 
Participation in the project is tuition-free.
Places are limited to 7.
Selections will be made with the aim of creating a group of heterogenic backgrounds and experiences. 
Participating artists are required to show an outstanding motivation to dedicate entirely to the collective process during the period of the project.
 
Applications are now open until October 1, 2017.
 
To apply, please send a short letter outlining your urgency to participate in this project, CV and portfolio (or links to websites), to production@g12hub.com.
 
Further instructions will be given upon notice of acceptance. 
 
More information on www.g12hub.com and www.vest-and-page.de.
 
PerformanceHUB Team

If you find this workshop interesting apply, and if you know someone who would, feel free to send this call to them.

13-09-2017 to 01-10-2017