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OPEN CALL for ++

Deadline of application is September 15th

OPEN CALL for ++ 21. November kl. 19.00.
Deadline of sending your application is September 15, 2017.

++ A performative think thank: speculations, propositions and imaginations on individual and collective togetherness in the future.

Curated by Helle Siljeholm

About ++, 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. ++ is a multidisciplinary platform, inviting both emerging and established artists, and a meeting point where audience and artists can be inspired by each other. ++ is definitely unpredictable and surprising. From this Fall, ++ concept is evolving. Concentrated on one evening every season, ++ will be curated by a guest artist – Helle Siljeholm for this edition – who has carte blanche to shake the format and the contents, while respecting three simple rules: have an open call for projects and proposals so that everyone is invited to contribute / compose a program crossing visual arts and performing arts / invite emerging artists.

The call for ++ is open to artists of all disciplines, thinkers, practitioners, curators, inventors and others, to submit ideas, talks, essay´s, works or other activities that can be articulated and activated via any doing, showing, telling, dialoguing or other, as group or as individual, in the context of a curated one evening performative think thank. The performative think tank implies here that the ideas, works, writings, discussion and activities together create the frame of thinking together.

You choose your entry point into the subject: speculations, propositions and imaginations on individual and collective togetherness in the future. You might apply with an already existing work or an idea for a future work. It may be a dance, a choreography, a sculpture, a video, painting, a language, an essay, a paper, a translated text, code system, survival strategies, a meal, a ritual, ideas on social housing, conflict solving, power structures, communications strategies between species, thoughts on art practices, financial systems, political systems, transportation, gender, family life etc. etc. You might think global you might think local. You might include alternative dimensions. You can apply as a group or as an individual.

If you are not in Oslo on the time of the event, you have to come with a suggestion for how you and/or your contribution can be present in the space, implying how it will be communicated /transmitted/sent to the event, as well as (if needed) a manual for how the proposition might be activated and/or presented live. There will be a small fee for selected ideas for participation.

Send your proposition for “Propositions/ imaginations on existence, alone and/or together in the future” to: hellesiljeholm (a)
Deadline of sending application for this round of ++ is September 15, 2017.
Answers to open call applications will be sent out via email by: October 5, 2017.