[artinfo] Open Call for Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival

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Tue Nov 22 22:57:53 CET 2016

Deadline: 20 December 2016

Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival 
started in 1997 as a series of performances 
unfolding in a long happening.
Over time, Sofia Underground has evolved into a 
forum, an event that showcases and debates 
contemporary art in interaction with the 
independent scene. A meeting where emerging, 
established, local and international artists can 
experiment, create, exchange and collaborate 
spontaneously on the fly. A space and time 
continuum with its own unique energy and 
atmosphere. A form of resistance, of sober 
questioning of reality by the means of art.

Created twenty years ago, revived ten years ago, 
the festival for performance art - Sofia 
Underground in 2017 will focus on the topic of 
time. Time as force, as a factor, or as a 
problem, but mainly as a question of personal, 
social or artistic matter, and abstraction. 
Symbolically, hundred / ÒÚÓ can serve as a frame 
and limitation, or recommendation for projects 
and forms of expression that deal with the topic 
and evoke the perception of time.

As before, in April 2017 the festival's program 
will go from top to bottom in three parts:

Higher Ground - educational part - a post- 
theoretic conference focused on contemporary 
forms of public art. We accept suggestions for 
lectures, workshops, artist talks, project 
presentations and all forms of cultural exchange.
Overground - exhibition part - a selection of 
contemporary Bulgarian authors from private 
collections will focus on the alternative forms 
of consumption and creation and their value for 
the development of the scene in the country.
Underground - performance part - traditionally a 
long run happening around and underneath the 
National Palace of Culture, but also in public 
spaces in the city of Sofia, accompanied by a 
public screening program of video works, 
documentaries and art films and a party.

For the three parts of the festival expected are 
all kinds of projects from artists or groups from 
all disciplines.

Please, submit a CV/portfolio and a project 
description at: 
<mailto:2017 at sofiaunderground.com>2017 at sofiaunderground.com

Every shortlisted project will be discussed in 
detail for best funding and realization 

Deadline for submissions: 20 December 2016
Notification of selected participants: 20 January 2017
Festival dates: 24 - 29 April 2017


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1164 Sofia

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