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OPEN CALL for PLUSS PLUSS kuratert av Karen Nikgol

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Pluss Pluss 14.11.2018 19:00. Foajé & Lille scene
Deadline: September 25, 2018

“Democracy dodders. Ferocious Fascism, cackling Communism, equally frauds, cavort crazily all over the globe. They are hemming us in. They are abortive births of the Child, the New Aeon of Horus. Liberty stirs once more in the womb of Time.” -Aleister Crowley, The Book of The Law

“I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty – a sunken beauty. ”―Jean Genet

Sam: (Sam complains about the crime situation in the city) You know, decent people are going to have to work here and live somewhere else.
Paul: By “decent people,” you mean people who can afford to live somewhere else.
Sam: Oh Christ, you are such a bleeding-heart liberal, Paul.
Paul: My heart bleeds a little for the underprivileged, yes.
-Death Wish (1974)

The old, global power-structures are seemingly, slowly overturning, transitory transformations that create chaos, break down homes, spawn criminal gangs in the suburbia, erupt violence, inflict punishing police brutality, giving birth to poverty and hatred. But in these ruins and chaotic transformations there is also a potentiality towards new aesthetical, social, ideological and political directions that look into the horizon towards a different age, one that is uncertain and unknown, freed from the punishment of our prisoners.

It is out of this contemporary chaos that we create our own new individual and-or collective mythologies. It is out of this social, aesthetical and political havoc that Crime and Punishment seeks with an open call artists of all kinds; painters, writers, live performers, musicians, sculptors, photographers and filmmakers- to contribute their artworks and to interpret their surroundings into ways of envisioning new unknown worlds, becoming artistic shamans.

We welcome projects of artists/group of artists based in Norway as well as international projects. You should plan to be in Oslo during the event for installing and/or performing your work. We can also take care of installing your work, if you wish and if your presence is not essential.
Set up will start on November 13 afternoon and will continue on November 14.
There will be a small fee for all selected participants. International artists can apply with small projects (1 or 2 persons traveling. Travel costs – up to 300€ per person maximum – and accommodation in Oslo will be covered.)

Thank you for sending project description, technical info, video or audio links if available to: karennikgol@gmail.com
Deadline: September 25, 2018

About Pluss Pluss:
Pluss Pluss, established in 2011, means nothing less than Black Box teater plus plus: an extension of the field of performing arts that the house already contains. Pluss Pluss is a multidisciplinary platform, inviting both emerging and established artists, and a meeting point where audience and artists can be inspired by each other. Read more