Wed, 1 May 2002 09:22:56 +0100 (MET DST)
Observable Occurrences Call for Artists - London, UK (June, 2002)
(source: Jon Fawcett)
8th-9th June 2002
Observable Occurrences is the manifestation of a growing drive in
contemporary art to engage with the society that a work occurs in; both
formally, politically and spiritually. The main focus of the event is on
street action, which can be considered the most popular of art forms in
that it occurs in direct relationship with population and the most
political of art forms in that it communicates with population in their own
world and so about their own lives.
In this unique event, Minefield presents a selection of its finest agents
in a synchronised display of its operational abilities. Over two days,
experience existential reality shifts, psycho-spiritual exploration
devices, political time travel actions, anti-community adventures and more.
Minefield proposes that the purpose of cultural activity is functional
communication with people: to offer a choice of being. Such functionality
encompasses many subjects from the spiritual to the political.
Minefield suggests that the function of creative activity is to invigorate
reality: to expand/broaden/heighten consciousness and so instigate more joy
and more responsibility in life.
While Minefield functions in relation to contemporary art discourse, it
remains independent of it, allowing activities to morph into new forms.
Minefield utilises the dynamic of the secret agency as a clarification and
invigoration of the relationship of art and all cultural activity to a
broader sense of society.
Minefield operates in direct opposition to social containment strategies.
All Minefield activity is specifically designed to permanently affect
The event is designed to be a clarification and manifestation of a
community of artists that we are witnessing growing out of recent live
art/contemporary art practice. The event is about presenting this form of
work specifically in relationship to a more mainstream contemporary art
scene. This relationship is very interesting because both of these worlds
-- socio-art and London-gallery-art -- have immense interest, although we
consider that London gallery art discourse is becoming ever more contrived
and introspective. Also, while there is undoubtedly good work coming out of
the scene, its audiences are incredibly specific. By powerfully introducing
the street work dynamic to this discourse we hope to open up this
conception of audience and function.
If you are interested in participating, whether as an artist, an organiser,
a helper or an audience, you can contact us at
or phone Jon on 0044 (0) 7951046430
There is currently no funding, but this is likely to change and we hope to
be able to cover travel expenses at the least.
fiX02 Call for Proposals - Belfast, UK (Deadline: May 27, 2002) (Source:
Festival of performance and time based art
Call for proposals
fiX02 is the fifth international bi-annual festival of performance and time
based art, co-ordinated by Catalyst Arts in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
fiX02 will continue Catalyst's commitment to bringing high quality
performance art to Belfast, developing the city as an established location
for performance art. Previous fix events have attracted pioneering artists
from across the globe, including work by:
Andre Stitt, Monty Cantsin, Linda Montano, Danny McCarthy, Alastair
MacLennan, Kevin Henderson, Jan Swidinski, Kira O'Reilly, Anthony Howell,
Eoghan McTigue, Daniel Jewesbury, Susan Philipsz, Brian Connelly, Stuart
Brisley, Alain-Martin Richard, Aisling O'Beirn, Peter Richards, Richard
Martel, Nathalie Perreault, Jean Claude St-Hilaire, Vito Acconci, Mona
Hatoum, VVM, Forced Entertainment.
fix02 offers you
Accommodation and food
Love and Support
A Curriculum Vitae, including contact details and supported by recent
documentation (send a S.A.E. envelope for the return of documentation). A
proposal of no more than 400 words to include specific technical
requirements, duration, and location ideas i.e. Street work, gallery piece,
Completed Proposals by the 27th of May 2002
23 Donegall Street
Tel.02890 313 303
fix02 will be organised by Lurach Bredin, Helen Sharp and Cherie Driver
6. Daniel Langlois Foundation Call for Projects (Deadline: June 30, 2002)
(Source: Daniel Langlois Foundation)
The 2002 Call for Projects for Organizations
The Daniel Langlois Foundation
Montreal, March 29, 2002 - The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science,
and Technology is pleased to launch its 2002 call for projects for
organizations. The Foundation now has two calls for projects a year: one
for individual artists and scientists (the deadline is *January 31
annually*) and one for organizations (the next deadline is *June 30,
The program for organizations has two components: the Exhibition,
Distribution and Performance Program for Organizations and the Program for
Organizations from Emerging Regions. There is one specific program guide
and application form for these programs, which can be found at
Finally, application information is now available in French, English and
Spanish. Applicants in the Program for Organizations from Emerging Regions
may submit their proposal in Spanish provided it includes a one-page
summary in French or English. Note that although the Foundation accepts
proposals in Spanish, all correspondence will be in English or French.
Established in the spring of 1997 through an endowment provided by Daniel
Langlois, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology
is a private non-profit organization whose scope of activity is
international. The Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and
scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the
field of technologies. The Foundation would also like to take this
opportunity to remind you that its Centre for Research and Documentation
(CR+D) is open to researchers interested in multimedia and new technologies
in the arts. For more information, feel free to call us at (514) 987-7177
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominique Fontaine, email@example.com
Program Officer for organizations
Jacques Perron, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Officer for individual artists or scientists
T: (514) 987-7177
F: (514) 987-7492