Application period: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 — Friday, August 8, 2014
Deadline: Friday, August 8, 2014
Accepted applicants will be contacted throughout August 11—17, 2014
Residency and production period: August 18 — September 14, 2014
Platforma X exhibition week: September 15—21, 2014
Preparatory to the 9th edition of the eXplore dance festival — Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, Romania’s main dance and performance event, 4Culture Association in co-production with Tangaj Dance kickstart Platform X — a residency program dedicated to the new generation of interactive artists across Europe that supports the research and the production of interactive, new and trans-media projects.
Seeking to express a critical understanding of technology, the X Platform program is open to young visual artists who are concerned with the syncretism between artistic genres, with a main focus on digital projects and interdisciplinary installations. The creative platform’s hot-spot is the technological invasion in contemporary art. Biotechnology, genetic engineering and molecular robotics, somatic exploration of light, sound or other technological mechanisms are speculated in the context of immersive video-art installations, which may or may not have performative value.
This year’s theme is re-imagining/reconfiguring the WASP exhibition space, through an evolutionary approach, in both aesthetic and reflexive terms. The WASP — Working Art Space and Production in Bucharest, Romania, is the home of two modern, minimalist studios dedicated to performance all forms situated in the building of a former communist factory.
Based in Bucharest, Romania WASP — Working Art Space & Production is an independent alternative space with a focus on contemporary dance, visual arts experiments, underground contemporary theatre and multimedia addicts. Repurposing 500 square meters of an old communist factory, the place hosts two modern studios, exhibition spaces, as well as the 4Culture Association’s offices.
Leaving the institutionalized art world behind, the project is a manifesto for creativity and innovation for the new generation. Platform X does not encourage a static perspective, but envisions space in continous motion and transformation. The aesthetic purpose of the platform is to arouse curiosity, to play with perception and to introduce original performative processes that create a sense of deliberate disorientation.
The project’s starting point will be a one month residency at WASP — Working Art Space and Production in Bucharest, where the artists will work on the production of individual or group projects under mentorship sessions, that aim to complemented by workshops and public discussions.
More information: http://bit.ly/1rqriNa The application form is available via GoogleDocs: http://bit.ly/1t2Ix7i For even more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/666393553440816/
*X Platform is a cultural program in co-production between 4Culture, WASP — Working Art Space & Production, Tangaj Dance and LifeLongBurning, with the support of the Cultura 2007 — 2013 programme. This project was financed by The National Cultural Fund Administration (AFCN), as well as through the ARCUB — București 555 program.
4Culture is a non profit association based in Bucharest with the objectives to support the education of young artists, the research, production and dissemination of emerging creators in the field of contemporary art. The most notable of the activities and projects organized so far by the 4Culture Association number eXplore dance festival — Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance Festival, Jardin d’Europe, Balkan Dance Platform. 4Culture is member of IETM network, Jardin d’Europe and Balkan Dance Platform.
WASP — Working Art Space and Production is an independent alternative space with a focus on contemporary dance, visual arts experiments, underground contemporary theatre and multimedia addicts. Repurposing 500 square meters of an old communist factory, the place hosts the annual eXplore Dance Festival – Bucharest International Contemporary Dance and Performance, as well as the 4Culture Association’s offices.