EXPERIMENTICA - Call for Submissions
Posted on: 03 Nov 2017
What is EXPERIMENTICA?
Established in 2001, EXPERIMENTICA is an annual five-day Festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
EXPERIMENTICA hosts a dynamic programme of live art, performance and interdisciplinary projects and offers a significant platform for UK and international artists to produce or introduce their work.
EXPERIMENTICA is an opportunity for artists at all stages in their career to present challenging, experimental works within an open, supportive and artist-focused environment.
EXPERIMENTICA can be entertaining, dangerous, confusing, life-affirming, playful, provocative, thoughtful, witty, engaging, irritating and everything in between.
EXPERIMENTICA is committed to supporting artists who engage with live practice and employ an experimental approach.
EXPERIMENTICA: ABOUT TIME
Wed 11 April - Sun 15 April, 2018
DURATION, ACTION, SPACE AND PERCEPTION
The 2018 festivaI is inspired by a new commission by Peilot* artist Rhodri Davies which investigates differing notions of time as experienced by an international ensemble of collaborating musicians.
Time stretched, time waiting, Transversal Time.
Lyrically the work is influenced by Chinese thought and aesthetics and the idea of the richness of a bland sound, a bland painting, a bland meaning.
“ Each stroke is irretrievable. Alteration is a mortal sin and a child can spot it… in calligraphy it is often a matter of waiting, but never hesitating.”
Sven Lindqvist, The Myth of Wu Tao-Tzu
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for artists who are engaged in the creation of experimental live performance, writing, sound, film and video, installation, dance and theatre.
We are keen to hear from artists who want to participate in discussions around their practice in a supportive and social environment, who want to share ideas, expand understandings and reflect on experiences during the festival.
We welcome proposals from individuals and groups who are excited by the possibility of experimentation and by those who take risks.
You may want to work in a new way that engages with the festival and its wider context whether live, online, in print, through radio or other broadcast means.
If you have an idea that you would like to test out; a fully realised work that you would like to show for the first time, or a performance that you have shown before but would like the chance to bring it to new audiences, we would like to hear from you.
WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?
All artists will receive a fee. In addition we will pay for your travel and accommodation during your time at the festival.
Technical and marketing support as well as inclusion on our EXPERIMENTICA minisite.
High-resolution photographic documentation of your work.
A free EXPERIMENTICA festival pass to enable you to see as much as you can while you’re here
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MIDNIGHT (GMT) 3 DECEMBER 2017
*Peilot is Chapter’s Associate Artist programme supported by the Esme Fairbairn and the Arts Council of Wales