[artinfo] OPEN CALL: SportCamp 2017

Zeljko Blace zblace at mi2.hr
Wed Oct 11 15:30:00 CEST 2017

Another SPORT is possible?!. *

These are extraordinary times. Times of reinvention and mobilization. 
We have to reinvent systems, time and pastime, mobilize bodies, 
communities and structures. For decades, our sport systems have 
leaned towards alienating industrialization and will not be 
fixed/updated on their own, without our joint action. In the ecology 
of tiny systems, the micro-worlds of exceptions, by branching out, 
multiplying, showing diversity and resilience there is a place for 
solidarity and serendipity on a bigger scale.What is the future for 
bodily social experience? Can personal development and growth, 
Do-it-Yourself/with-Others cultures be the starting points of a new 
way to self-organize athletes and sport systems? Can a multitude of 
minorities combine into a non-normative driving force? What are your 
ideas, concepts, visions, prototypes or models for the commoning and 
co-creation of sport?___

*paraphrasing "Another world is possible"

OPEN CALL: SportCamp 2017
(for 4-10 days around December 1st,
at Timelab, Kogelstraat 34, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)

WHY: What can be the role of the artist-activist/athlete in the field 
of sport? Can art/an artwork be a prototype for a different 
practice/system of sport? Can artists provide visions, tool boxes and 
methods for new directions and transitory developments? What happens 
when we bring the two most prominent non-essential parts of society - 
contemporary art and sport - together again? How are today's sports 
different to the ancient times when specializations and distinctions 
were less industrialized? If the artist is an athlete or the athlete 
is an artist, what does that bring to the field of sport or how does 
it change their relation?
- The artists can provide visions, imagine tools and methods for a 
new perspective on the world and maybe new practices/roles/relations 
sport can fill? What can sport bring to the art field? A sense of 
team-spirit, camaraderie and belonging? Visibility and affective 
directness for the masses?
- SportCamp aims to be a place for cross-pollination, transgressing 
encounters and exchange, linked to a social theme, and it is a follow 
up to Timelab Springcamp 2013 and collaboration with Z. Blace, which 
now includes collaboration with ccSPORT and other partners.

WHAT: Timelab's SportCamp 2017 invites you to draw up concepts, 
exchange and develop ideas with other thinkers and doers in a group 
of about 10 participants and a few invited guests over several days.

HOW: E-mail SportCamp at timelab.org with a short bio, background info 
and motivation (max. one A4 of font size 11 + max. 2 media files) 
before 18th of October 2017. After us processing your inputs, you 
will be provided with a procedure and access to an environment for 
joint commoning, correlating and matching for co-creation of 
proposals from shared ideas and/or concepts. Decisions of acceptance 
and support will be based on a joint sense and estimation of urgency, 
resonance with context, potential for sustainable production in 2018. 
In ethical terms, we are guided by principles of commoning and expect 
participants to join in P2P sharing, care and collaboration. Food and 
lodgings will be provided by Timelab and economy class transportation 
costs will be refunded by Timelab.
For more info and updates look 
up: <http://call.timelab.org/>http://call.Timelab.org/ or <http://call.ccsport.link/>http://call.ccSPORT.link/

WHERE: Timelab is a hotbed for makers, thinkers and doers. It does 
this by providing time and space, tools and methods, in a community 
of people co-creating through weekly operations and regular 
workshops, with seasonal camps and thematic residencies. Timelab is 
located in Ghent (Belgium). <http://about.timelab.org/>

Timelab is supported by
the Flemish Community and the city of Ghent

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