The Movement Lab at Barnard College has set as a broad Creative Research Theme for 2023- 2024, Artificial environments / environmental Intelligence, which will be manifesting as a FESTIVAL from February 21-28, 2024, with the guiding question: what happens when we close the loop on the constructed binary of nature and technology?
We are seeking Artists (including but not limited to Barnard College students, faculty, and staff), Artist Collectives, Inter-Departmental Collaborations, Creative Technologists, Environmental Thinkers, Embodied Performers, and Researchers who want to engage with the topic in whichever way they may feel inspired.
The aim is to look critically at the relationship (or lack thereof) between emerging technologies and the environment; to research and discover creative alternatives for subverting manmade systems through environmental and technological engagement; to collaborate with and use the lab as an exploratory space for embodied research of new assemblages of environment and technology.
We will be curating a selection of submissions to present in-progress showings, workshop performances, and informal installations in the Movement Lab during the festival dates. We are looking for proposals of pieces that are around 5 - 45 minutes in length. Prior to your showing, you/your team would receive about 6-10 total rehearsal/setup hours in the lab (in February), as well as a space training of the lab's resources. Showings could be followed by a Q&A, feedback session, or whatever you decide would be most beneficial for the development of your work.
The festival will be curated to feature pieces by different artists in conversation with each other, to inspire juicy discussion and open up new perspectives. We will also be hosting events for artists during the festival for everyone to get to know each other, hopefully inspiring cross-collaboration among those making art about/with environments/technology.
Submissions are due by the end of November 8th, 2023.
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