Call for Performances: Experimental Collectivities: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics GSI Convergence 2013
Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics Graduate Student Initiative (Hemi GSI)
Convergence 2013: Experimental Collectivities: Performance Nights | October 11th-13th, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Call for Performances
Deadline Friday, April 12th 2013
How can we imagine collectivity in the present moment, after new media, when connection is often mediated down to 140 characters, coalitions are negotiated through Facebook and embodied occupations of the streets have reinvigorated people around the world? The Convergence 2013 Curatorial Committee, Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas and Dino Dinco, invite artists to propose performances within the theme and practice of “Experimental Collectivities.” We are particularly interested in exploring methods that will collectively produce and critique systems of knowledge/power.
The 2nd Hemi GSI Convergence will be an exploratory space of lateral collaboration and alternative pedagogy among scholars, artists and activists from throughout the Americas. Convergence 2013 will be jointly hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC) on October 11–13, 2013. Hemi GSI will also plan an optional pre-Convergence hosted by University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla and Tijuana on October 10th, 2013.
The performance nights at Convergence 2013 will take place on and off campus, in collaboration with local art galleries and can include performances in public space. The exact venues are still being determined.
Possible themes to be adressed include:
Visualizing Cultural Circuits
Tangible and Corporeal Imperialisms
Mediatized Cultures and Virtual Communities
Tourism, Reception and the Ethics of Visiting
Indigeneity, Memory and Praxis
Ecocriticism and the Non-human
Artists in the Southern California and Northern Baja California regions are encouraged to apply, as the possibility of travel funds is limited.
To apply, please:
1) email a copy of your CV and short bio (200 words) with the Subject: Proposal for Hemi GSI Performance Nights
2) Email a paragraph describing your proposed performance (250-500 words).
3) Describe your technical needs such as projectors, sound, amount of space, lighting, network access, etc.
4) All materials should go to: email@example.com
*Please look for a Call for General Convergence Participation soon*