[artinfo] re: Call for Submissions/CESTA's 11th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations

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Tue Sep 13 22:50:49 CEST 2005

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Call for Submissions:

Sense of Fear
CESTA’s 11th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary 
August 2006

It is said that fear is the strongest emotion. Perhaps this is its 
only universal characteristic, and it is a curious one. As 
something which stimulates every living organism similarly fear 
carries infinite responses, often strong opposites: arrogance and 
timidity, empowerment and immobilization, desecration and 
reverence. Such polarities lend themselves easily to exploitation 
experienced with alarming regularity in the politicization of 
otherwise existential, subjectively defined, and potentially 
manageable fears. 

For Sense of Fear, CESTA invites artists from all disciplines to 
collaborate in creating works which explore, perceive and define 
fear - the personal and collective - towards discovering where 
fantasy meets phobia, when a chance to be challenged becomes 
an opportunity to be oppressed, why selfhood and society are 
strengthened or compromised.

CESTA's festival themes and parameters of cross-national 
interdisciplinary collaborations represent the center's 
commitment to improving communication through creative 
expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of 
applications resulting from our annual open call. Applicants 
request CESTA to connect them with one or more collaboration 
partners or apply as a pre-formed collaboration group*. For 
Sense of Fear all final festival collaboration groups must be: 

1) Cross-national: more than one nationality
2) Interdisciplinary: more than one artistic medium
3) Collaborative: conceptualizing and creating interdependent 
artistic work

AND must contain work created exclusively for Sense of Fear.

*If you are applying as a group which already fits the above 
parameters, you may qualify to apply as a pre-formed 
collaboration group. Details for applying as a pre-formed 
collaboration group are on the application form.

Festival Application Deadline: December 2, 2005 

On-site collaborations in progress:
August 1-24
Meet the Artists - presentations of participants’ past work:
August 13-20
Seminars, workshops and educational programs on the festival 
August 13-20
Final presentations of the collaboration groups:
August 25-27
Daily reviews of the presentations:
August 26-28
Festival closing forum:
August 28

For an Application Form or more information, please visit our 
website or contact us at:

Novakova 387, Tabor 39001, Czech Republic
tel: +420-381-258-004
email: cesta at mbox.vol.cz

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