NEW NEW NEW DEADLINE DATE!
Due to the current situation, the extension of limitations in some countries, and the possibility of having a new period of lock down, we decided to change the deadline’s date of the call for our “Spatium” project.
It’s possible to send your videos/audios until the 31st of December
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION TO “SPATIUM”, A COLLECTIVE ARTISTIC VIDEO
Revisiting the concept of space, from the etymology of the word:
Space: from lat. spatium, maybe der. of patēre «be open».
Considering space as a delimited room
PARTICIPATION TO THE PROJECT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, PERFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY
We invite each person who wants to freely express their perspective and describe the specific states of mind connected to the past period of quarantine, which is deeply connected to bounded movement and to the privation of some basic human senses/instincts.
The main idea is to record a video, alone, in front of the camera, in a limited space (room/house/living space) through the defined space of the screen.
We address our invitation in particular to those who experienced an intense period of limitation and principally to women living troubled cohabitation. In such specific cases, if participants wish to keep their anonymity, we suggest to wear a mask or to perform giving the back to the camera.
How did you live reality during quarantine? How did you perceive the limited space around you? How did you feel during this time of separation and social distancing? Which differences did you observe using the five senses? What did you miss and which senses did you lose? Which emotions did you feel?
The artwork wants to be the second chapter of a performance ideated from the collective Femme Fraktale in Barcelona and presented during the Femme Brutal Fest in 2019. The theme of the no-profit event was “Freedom of Movement”, related to the discrimination of migrants and a critic to the european border police “Frontex”.
Currently closed borders don’t relate anymore just to valid passports and freedom of privileged people to travel freely across the world. This social condition affects everyone, limitation of freedom of movement became a worldwide issue.
Due to the crisis, Europeans developed empathy and understanding towards what it means not to be allowed to travel and move freely across countries.
People were compelled to improve communication, using new digital methods that give the possibility to share ideas and develop projects also from afar; this technology offers us the possibility to invite participants to create and send their performances, that will then be edited together. Our intention is to give a message of solidarity: no matter how limited our freedom is, we are always connected to others.
The video will be divided in 2 parts:
A choreography created by the collective Femme Fraktale. The group digitally gathered to create a vocabulary of movement and gestures, linked to personal interpretations of the following elements: the limitation of movement in the surrounding space, the exploration of the “spatium”, inside and outside our bodies, incorporating the confusion of senses caused by current forms of digital communication.
The recording of 20 seconds, through self-made video/audio material, at home, or in a limited space which is representing the period of quarantine, and the state of mind related to the emotions of that specific time (same for the Femme Fraktale group as the other people taking part).
We ask each participant to record a video that communicates your emotions and feelings through movement (gestures, dance, body language) and voice (poetry, screaming, singing, breath and thoughts vocalizations).
Video: recorded with a smartphone or other media, only horizontal format (max. 20 sec.)
Audio: recording in any language are welcome (max. 20 sec)
Text: feel free to send us a short description (max. 80 words)
Video and audio should be recorded separately. Only audio files are also welcome.
Send the files to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org