Deadline: January 19, 2024
Response: early February, 2024
LACE #2: Mediating Touch Hospitality, Integration, and the Interstitial
July 26-28, 2024, Vienna, Austria
With this open call we are inviting professional artists, researchers, and educators–i.e., practitioners–to contribute to LACE #2, the second instalment of the ImPulsTanz Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices. LACE #2: Mediating Touch is dedicated to three themes or topics; hospitality, integration, and the interstitial. We’ve already shared some thoughts as to why we chose to study hospitality in the current socio-political climate. You can read those here. We will share thoughts on integration, and the interstitial in the coming weeks! Please follow us on social media @lacesymposium or visit our website www.lacesymposium.com for more.
This year, we are addressing the open call to those practitioners whose practices exemplify something of what it’s like to work intentionally or consciously with either of the three themes; hospitality, integration, or the interstitial. This is to say that we’d like to experience your artistic/research/academic/activist practice, and study your example. Contributors will be given up to 90 minutes to present their practice in a format we call the deep dive.
But wait, there’s more! 🙂
As those who’ve attended our symposia in the past will know, the format of our symposium is adjusted each summer in accordance to what we learned the previous summer. Last year, for example, deep dives were presented as experimental formats and scheduled parallel to more standard panels. Next year, we will present three deep dives each day, then finish the day with a panel where the panel participants will be deep dive contributors. This way, by the time we’ll be joining a panel, we’ll have had sufficient time to familiarise ourselves with the panelists’ practice, with the panelists’ example.
We’ll elaborate on the symposium format soon. What is important to note here is the following: if you decide to respond to this open call, you are committing to
- share the example of your practice in a deep dive (this is an experimental, experience-based format), and
- participate at the day’s panel with the example of your practice in body-mind (this is a moderated, conversation-based format).
For your application we need the following information (in English): personal data, a CV, a description of your deep dive proposal (content & form, motivation, experience with the topic), a portrait photo and optionally links to videos/online platforms of past works. All these are to be submitted through the application-submission portal at www.education.impulstanz.com.
We will inform you at the beginning of February 2024 of your invitation or rejection. As a contributor you will be offered a contract and a fee of EUR 300,-. After your acceptance of our offer, we will send you an official invitation letter. This letter is intended to help you with applications for travel subsidies, grants or other types of financial support. We will be happy to support your funding process.
If questions remain, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your contributions!
pavleheidler for Team Lace