Open Call  

Rituals of Real (ease) Ancestral Body Noise Group Residency

with Gugulethu Duma

[German below] 

This call is aimed at artists working on their own processing of ancestral technology, of embodied memory in performance practice, activism and cultural work. Of particular interest are reflections that engage in and reflect on social and ancestral conversations in novel ways, as well as other approaches to futurism, modernity, preservation and invocation. We have titled the theme of the residency "Rituals of Real (ease)".

In the spirit of the program's emphasis on biomythography and ancestral reconnection, the main focus will be on honoring the remnants of ritual through kinaesthetic and vocal intimacy, engaging the power of a collective creativity developed amidst political and social resistance in a time of social distancing. We are looking for innovative ways of presenting the processes of ritual preservation, production and performance, while creating a safe space for the collective that emerges from the process.

Who can apply
The residency is aimed at BIPoC individuals and collectives, for healing and engaging the poetic and political imagination. The previous edition of Ancestral Body Noise centered narratives from Africa and the African Diaspora. For this edition, we are broadening the call and welcome applications from anyone with biographies linked to countries colonized and / or oppressed by Western imperialism. Both individual practitioners and groups of two people are welcome to apply. The group in residence will be 5 practitioners in total.

The facilitator and curator for the project will be Gugulethu Duma.

Timeframe & requirements:
From January 15th for a 6-week process. The collective would meet once a week for 5 hours, and each individual will be required to be a part of one podcast interview for the Ancestral Body Noise archive and the collective would curate a series of performances to be shared with the public.

What we offer

  • Production budget for the creation and dissemination of performance work
  • Donation-based compensation for performances, and a grant towards weekly transport and food.
  • Opportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in collective discussions
    Support with research work, organizing interventions along with technical assistance and public relations activities
  • Public presentations of the collective process developed
  • Community building and collective healing
  • The main working language for the residency will be English. If necessary, we will provide translation. 
     

How to apply
Email your application (PDF file, max. 5 MB) in English or German to: gduma91 (at) gmail.com - please include the following:

Curriculum vitae and artist bio
A portfolio (with examples representing each member's work or group work)
A response to the theme and this call (in the form of a video, one-pager, poem, choreography or any other creative expression that makes sense to you)
 

** Deadline: 28th December 2020 ** ⁠

This project is part of Oyoun's ongoing curatorial focus: EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES.

Anna Wyszomierska
Open call  

Rituals of Real (ease) - Ancestral Body Noise Group Residency

with Gugulethu Duma

This call is aimed at artists who deal with their own processing of traditional technology, with embodied memory in performance practice, in activism and in cultural work. Of particular interest are reflections that incorporate and reflect on social and ancestral conversations in novel ways, as well as other approaches to futurism, modernity, preservation, and evocation. We have titled the theme of the residence "Rituals of Real (ease)".

In the spirit of the program's focus on biomythography and reconnection with the ancestors, the main focus will be on honoring the remnants of the ritual through kinesthetic and vocal intimacy and harnessing the power of collective creativity that can be found in times of social distancing amid political and social resistance has developed. We are looking for innovative ways to portray the processes of preservation, production and performance of rituals while creating a safe space for the collective that emerges from this process.

 

Who can apply?

The residency is aimed at individuals and collectives of the BIPoC community to heal the poetic and political imagination and bring it into play. The previous edition of Ancestral Body Noise centralized narratives from Africa and the African diaspora. For this issue we are extending the call and are looking forward to applications from everyone whose biographies are connected with countries that have been colonized and / or suppressed by Western imperialism. Both individual practitioners and groups of a maximum of 2 people are welcome to apply. The residency will have a total of 5 practitioners.

The moderator and curator of the project will be Gugulethu Duma.

Timeframe and Requirements: Starting January 15th for a 6 week process. The collective would meet once a week for 5 hours and each individual would have to take part in a podcast interview for the Ancestral Body Noise archive and the collective would curate a series of performances that would be staged together.

What we offer

  • Production budget for creating and distributing performances
  • A donation-based compensation for services and a grant for weekly transportation and meals.
  • Opportunities for presentations and performances as well as for collective discussions
  • Support with research work, organization of interventions as well as technical assistance and public relations
  • Public presentations of the developed collective process
  • Community building and collective healing
  • The main working language of the residency will be English. If necessary, we offer translation into English

 

Interest aroused?

Send your application (PDF file, max. 5 MB) in German or English by email to: gduma91 (at) gmail.com. The application should include the following: 

CV and artist biography

  • A portfolio (with examples representing each member's work or group work)
  • A response to the topic and this appeal (in the form of a video, pager, poem, choreography, or any other creative expression that makes sense to you)

** Application deadline: December 28, 2020 **

This project is part of the current curatorial focus EMBODIED TEMPORALITIES by Oyoun.