[artinfo] Fwd: Open Call Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome (summer camp and research/production grants)

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From: Transient Spaces <transientspaces at uqbar-ev.de>
Date: 2009/5/26

Open Call for Applications (Deadline: 30 June 2009)

Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome is an interdisciplinary
project on the symmetries and asymmetries between contemporary tourism
and migration, encompassing research, theory, practice, workshops,
seminars, conferences and art exhibitions in Italy, Lithuania, Romania
and Germany in 2009 and 2010.

The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp, 3 - 11 September 2009

An integral part of the two-year project Transient Spaces – The
Tourist Syndrome is the upcoming Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp held in
Palanga (Lithuania), a renowned seaside resort on the Baltic Sea
coast, from 3 to 11 September 2009.
The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp invites artists, architects, cultural
producers, theorists, and academics to an interdisciplinary dialogue
and exchange on new forms of mobility today, with a special focus on
the relationship between tourism and migration. The eight-day summer
camp will offer a diverse programme of workshops, lectures and
presentations, and will be open to a maximum of fifty participants to
be selected through this Open Call.
The summer camp programme includes three main workshops held by
international artists, practitioners and academics Cesare Pietroiusti
(Rome/Venice), Krystian Woznicki (Berlin) and Michael Zinganel
(Vienna/Graz), and an intense program of presentations, screenings and
events by artists already involved in the project, and by the artistic
directors and curators of Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome. The
workshops will highlight the many aspects of the tourism-migration
relationship that exist in different European and non-European
contexts and offer the opportunity to explore individual and
subjective, as well as socio-political themes, with the goal of
developing works of art and projects to be presented at the conclusion
of the summer camp in Palanga and at the final, comprehensive
exhibition in Berlin in 2010.
Structured as a collective brain storming session on the topics of
tourism and migration, the Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp will also
offer convivial and informal moments, drawing from the tradition of
Socialist plein air symposia, combining work (artistic and
intellectual production) and leisure. The summer camp is organized in
cooperation with Lithuanian art organization Meno Parkas (Kaunas).
Participation in summer camp activities is free of charge.
The selected participants will be responsible for their individual
journeys to the workshop location of Palanga. Basic accommodation
(double or triple room) is provided to the summer camp participants by
the organization. Once selected, participants will need to transfer a
registration fee of 50 Euro to the organization by 30 July (bank
details will be provided).
The summer camp group will be limited to a maximum of fifty
participants. The course language is English.

Free-form applications (in English) should include:
- statement / motivation letter (max 300 words)
- curriculum vitae

Transient Spaces Research and Production Grants 2009–2010

The Open Call also refers to Research and Production Grants to be
assigned to artists and practitioners submitting detailed project
proposals relevant to the themes of Transient Spaces – The Tourist
Transient Spaces is looking for proposals that demonstrate an original
and imaginative approach to visual art production, emotional and
psychological insight, personal dedication and depth of artistic and
theoretical reasoning. There are no limitations on the medium or
method of the proposed production.
Projects dealing with local specificities of the project venues,
Naples, Italy, and Bucharest, Romania could be granted a 4-6 week
The selected projects, once realized, will be exhibited within the
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome series of exhibitions taking
place in Naples (May 2009), Bucharest (June 2009), and Berlin (27
August-3 October 2009).

Research and production grants provide:
- travel and accommodation costs
- production support, including moderate production budget

Free-form applications (in English) should include:
- detailed research or production proposal (max 500 words)
- budget and schedule estimates
- statement / motivation letter (max 300 words)
- curriculum vitae
- portfolio

Application Procedure

Supporting material, such as a portfolio, articles, publications, etc.
can be included with the applications. The materials will not be sent
back to applicants. Online applications are welcome.
Please specify in the application how you found out about this open call.
Applications for The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp and/or for the
Transient Spaces Research and Production Grants can be sent
electronically or via post to uqbar by the deadline of 30 June 2009
(postmark) to the address:

uqbar e.V.
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome
Schwedenstr. 16
D – 13357 Berlin, Germany

Email: transientspaces at uqbar-ev.de

Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome is a project by uqbar, Berlin,
initiated by Marina Sorbello and Antje Weitzel, in cooperation with
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst and Kunstraum
Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; E-M Arts, Naples; ICCA/CIAC, Bucharest;
Meno Parkas, Kaunas; funded with support from the European Commission
and Foundation of German Lottery Berlin.

Detailed information on application procedures and the project
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome are available online at the

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