Close Space Open Place – open call for #dancers #choreographers #performers.

”Close Space Open Place” is an invitation to think together, to discover together what space is, through the whole body intelligence as a meditation in movement observing, interpreting, sensing, feeling, acting it.

Where: Selected worldwide locations
Envisaged first location: MART Center – Chicago

When: Since May 2019

Deadline for applications: 20 February

It is a projection mapping art installation which will fill, give life and dynamic form to the space of public architectures through meditating, communicative bodies.
The body’s movement and gestures become the language to pursuit a shared research about our presence and actions in the world.

This is an existential experiment seeking for what means to conceptualize and generate space.
Dancers and body performers from all over the world, from different cultures, are invited to synthesize a whole performing meditating body to combine own researches about space, its closure and its openness. A complex body will transform the inert, concrete’s architecture into an alive communicative body as a co-creative combination of single communicating bodies. A composition which will become an experiment of meditation in motion as a collective endeavor to observe comprehend and understand space.
The main request for the performing researches is to suggest own perspectives, communicative acts to express by the body gesture the following theme’s various opposite pairs inside a specified cube unit.

An authentic collective meditation towards a real and spontaneous communication attempt throuhg the constant researching movement of bodies: The art of moving through and disengaging from space.
The artificial bodies of the architectures and the natural human bodies will think together and experience our occupation of vital space by existence and presence through the body’s language narration.

A meditation authentic, real, spontaneous communication of moving bodies: the art of moving generating space.
Bodies and architectures intepreting the space, the vital places we daily occupy with our presences.

Concept & direction: Pasquale Direse
Visual art / 3D projection mapping art: Pasquale Direse, Aggeliki Tsekeni, Joao Sabbat
Choreographers & performers: to be announced…

How to apply: is seeking for dancers/choreographers feeling comfortable and having experience with expressing a concept through their body’s communicative flux.
An art experiment to produce together a collective meditation in motion about SPACE.

What is a closed space? What is an open place?
Two themes which can be expressed through the authentic and original narration of the body’s whole intelligence, resonating with its own noise, sound and breath. Every contribute, every single meditation, will become one collective composition of bodies in motion, one common, authentic and original moving meditation which will enlight, give new form and shape to a selected public architecture.

This is an open call where I kindly ask you to get in touch and develop together a common piece of art.
I would like to kindly ask You to interpret both these themes through a Your authentic and original speech of the body, with its own sound and noise moving in the space, with Your own breath, using the movement of the body as language to express the ideas of space’s closure and openness inside a meditation of the body in movement.

I kindly ask you a 1-minute performance expressing the concept of a CLOSED SPACE and a 1-minute performance expressing the OPEN SPACE. They can be continuous or separated in two contents.
The format of the piece, for technical reasons, has to be a VIDEO, of good quality, made by any kind of support (camera, smartphone, camcorder, webcam with a HD resolution). Preferred formats are Quicktime “.mov” or “.mp4” videos.
Space and sound
The space of the performance can be chosen freely by the performer. The only border is to perform in a space of 2x2x2 meters, possibly with a black or white bacgkround or, where there is the availability, with a green screen setup, which allows then a better elaboration of all the work. (Below You can find a scheme of the kindly requested positions of the shooting camera and a final output draft on a public architecture). The sound would be the specific one of the breath and of the body of the performer in motion. The final composition will be a projection mapping piece of 255 voxels (volumetric elements) of performing bodies in motion that will compose and remix together in a complex meditation lasting around 10 minutes.
Public architectures will be selected for the exhibition of this co-creative work of New Media Public Art.

Participants will share future wished budget of the project publications.

Contact details:
For all the questions and doubts we can get in touch via e-mail, telephone, Whatsapp here:
telephone number: +39 3288228893 (Italy)

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