Open Call Walking Landscapes 2021

01.02.2021 |

The international platform for performance and art Metropolis and 12 municipalities across Denmark are looking for 130 artists for WALKING LANDSCAPES in the period June to October 2021. The purpose of the walks is to interpret and communicate the chosen landscapes through widely differing artistic perspectives.

The organizers invite performers/stage directors, dancers/choreographers, visual artists, musicians/composers/sound artists, writers/playwrights, (landscape) architects, film and photography artists, scenographers, designers/artisans and others with relevant art and art-related qualifications and experience in contemporary art to apply for WALKING LANDSCAPES.

Applicants should have knowledge of the region he/she is walking in, these regions are:
Bornholm – Frederikshavn / Skagen – Nykøbing Falster / Guldborgsund – Randers – Roskilde – Silkeborg – Vejle – Viborg – Vordingborg / Møn – Aabenraa – Aalborg – Aarhus.

Each selected artist will walk for 12 hours through different landscapes and send signs of life via live-stream every hour. These signs of life can be a performative action, storytelling, conversation/meeting, interaction with the place, collection of material, etc. completely dependent on the concept. Audiences can be invited to participate along the way. The walks are carried out continuously from mid-June to mid-October, 10 days in each municipality.

It is up to the individual artist to find a concept for audience participation that fits the artistic idea as well as the current corona restrictions. The invited artists are paid DKK 10,000 plus any costs. Technical equipment for live-streaming is provided.

Online information meetings for interested artists are taking place on 1 February 16.00-17.30 and 8 February 16.00-17.30.

Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 15 February. More information about the open call can be found here.

WALKING LANDSCAPES is an artistic mapping of 12 completely different landscapes that can frame the desired dialogue between art and nature: natural landscapes, cultural landscapes and urban landscapes – in-between city and countryside. Metropolis is an international platform for performance and art in public space based in Copenhagen and organised by Københavns Internationale Teater. WALKING LANDSCAPES is organised and financed together with the participating municipalities/partners with support from among others the Danish Arts Foundation.

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