[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
Please, submit a CV/portfolio and a project
<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
9 Bryast Str.
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