[artinfo] FW: Performance Art Festival + Archives

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Subject: RE: FOOT-WARE invitation
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 14:20:34 +0200
From: "Thomas Mulready" <thomas at performance-art.org>
To: <artpool at artpool.hu>

The Performance Art Festival+Archives is issuing a call for
performance artists for a performance series scheduled for
May/June 2003. The deadline for applications is April 15,
2003. Complete information
is below. Please pass this on to any interested performance
artists. And feel free to contact me if there are any questions.


-Thomas Mulready
Founding Director

Performance Art Festival + Archives
  thomas at performance-art.org

Apologies for x-posting

Contact: Founding Director Thomas Mulready
thomas at performance-art.org

Attention Performance Artists

Performance Art Festival+Archives announces
Call For Performance Artists and Symposium Participants
Deadline April 15, 2003

The Performance Art Festival+Archives is mounting
Confessions of the
Avant-Garde, an exhibition of the photo and video archives
of the
Performance Art Festival from May 27 through June 21, 2003
at the Cleveland
State University Art Gallery and Cleveland State University
Library Special
Collections in Cleveland, Ohio USA. Gallery performances
will take place at
7PM on May 29, and the exhibition opening reception will
take place 5-7PM on
May 30. This is to celebrate and announce that the Cleveland State
University Library Special Collections will be hosting the
Performance Art
Festival Archives and making them available to researchers, scholars,
journalists and the public. These extensive Archives,
consisting of over
6000 photographs, 2000 hours of video tape, Artists Fact Sheets,
biographies, news clips, and ephemera, were collected from
1988-1999 during
which time the Performance Art Festival, known as the
largest festival of
its kind, presented over 1000 performance artists from over
24 countries at
venues throughout the Cleveland area. Virtually all
performances were
photographed and videotaped with two camera angles, and all pertinent
ephemera and materials have been retained and collected in
the Archives. The
exhibition includes video or images of Blue Man Group,
Guillermo Gomez-Pena,
Lorena Wolffer, Julie Laffin, Annie Sprinkle, John Fleck,
Reno, Ivan Rados,
Seiji Shimoda, Rachel Rosenthal, Ping Chong, Goat Island,
and Raphael
Montanez Ortiz, among others. Video compilation programs
include Performance
Art As Controversy, Task & Durational Performance Art, Women Performance
Artists, and International Performance Art, among others. Complete
information can be found at http://www.performance-art.org,
or contact
Thomas Mulready, Founding Director, thomas at performance-art.org

Performance and Symposium Opportunities: To accompany the exhibition
Confessions of the Avant-Garde, the Performance Art
Festival+Archives is
also presenting a performance art series May 29 through June
8, 2003 at
Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio,
and a symposium
on archiving performance art on May 31, 2003 at Cleveland
State University.
See http://www.performance-art.org.

To apply for a performance art opportunity: Please send the following
information to:
 thomas at performance-art.org  by April 15 or April 22, 2003.
1) Contact Information (Full Name, Company Name, Address,
Home Tel, Work
Tel, Mobile Tel., Fax, E-mail); a) Artist or Group Name; b)
Indicate how
many performers would travel to Cleveland; c) Title of
proposed piece (if
any); d) Length of proposed piece.
2) Complete description of proposed work of performance art
(500 words max),
including most basic tech requirements;
3) Artist's Statement or artistic philosophy and how it
relates to the
proposed work (250 words max);
4) Biography of artist or group, including an overview of
your artistic
career, education, major works, awards and current
activities (250 words
5) All above questions should be typed out in the body of an
e-mail, rather
than included in attachments. Additional attachments may be
attached to the
e-mail, not to exceed 1MB of PC-compatible documents.
6) Video & Photos: For videos, please enclose five-minute
VHS NTSC format
(not European PAL). To send photographs, please send up to
two black & white
or color photos or digital photos in GIF or JPEG format on a
PC-compatible format.
7) All applications from outside the US must be received
before April 15,
2003: no fee
8) All US applications postmarked on or before April 15,
2003: Enclose $10
9) Extension: All US applications postmarked on or before
April 22, 2003:
Enclose $30 fee
10) Send videotapes, photos, and fee to: 1365 Webb Road,
Cleveland, Ohio
44107 USA. Please include adequate international postage for
return of
materials. Make check or money order payable to Performance
Art Festival.
Featured performers will be offered a small stipend and
accommodations at
the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland. Remaining performers will be
offered an
honorarium and the opportunity to present 30 minutes of
lo-tech work in the
Performance Open, an unjuried, uncensored and uninhibited forum.

To apply for a symposium participation opportunity:  As a
complement to the
exhibition, the Performance Art Festival+Archives will host
a symposium
project entitled Archiving the Avant-Garde, on May 31, 2003
at Cleveland
State University focusing on the archiving of performance
art. Symposium
participants will join other participants from this
collaborative project
that includes representatives from the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, The
Walker Art Center, Franklin Furnace, the Berkeley Art Museum
and Pacific
Film Archive, and Rhizome.org. See
Featured symposium
guest is Dr. Barry Smith of The Nottingham Trent University
in Nottingham,
England. To apply for symposium participation, please send a complete
description of materials you'd like to discuss related to archiving
performance art to: thomas at performance-art.org by April 15,
2003. See

Confessions of the Avant-Garde and Archiving the Avant-Garde
are made
possible by Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland State
University Art
Gallery, Cleveland State University Library Special
Collections, The
Nottingham Trent University, The Wexner Center for the Arts, and
CoolCleveland.com. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this
program with state
tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational
excellence, and
cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland is the official hotel of the
Performance Art

Complete information can be found at http://www.performance-art.org



-Thomas Mulready
Founding Director

Performance Art Festival + Archives
  thomas at performance-art.org

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