WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO AN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTIC LABORATORY TO EXAMINE THE DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS OF LANGUAGE AND THE INFLUENCE OF LANGUAGE ON OUR PERCEPTION OF THE PRESENT.
In everyday life, „language“ is often seen only in the narrow, purpose-bound sense as an information exchange. But what are the emotional spheres behind the languages we speak? There are gaps. Between the inner experience and the outer world. Not everything that happens finds an external expression.
The „Laboratory“, an intercultural language experiment, is intended be a platform to examine this gap artistically. We are particularly interested in what is transported through phonetics, the sound of different languages. How can our reality be communicated in a more direct and emotional way? Gain a better understanding of ourselves and the different perspectives of the people we interact with. There are many perspectives in this world and each is limited in itself. By appealing to a wide range of artists and interested parties from all over the world, we hope to bring up new perspectives and create a digital discourse space between different people.
Each participant / group becomes a “satellite” of the art laboratory. A public digital art presentation at The Finish Weekend in September 2021 will be installed as part of a live video transmission in the “satellites” and each will show their work. This is intended as an inspiration for artists who are interest in working interdisciplinary and in an international exchange. We would like to collect a variety of different artistic positions (video, performance, installation, sound art, painting, graphics, object, VR installation ...) that use the sounds of spoken language as a starting point for inspiration to find a way of communal thinking in a polarizing world. Different languages contain different kinds of consciousness, potentially different kinds of self-awareness and different world views.
The project is carried out by five artists who have found each other through their artistic work. The project was founded by the two interdisciplinary artists Beate Gärtner and Scarlett Schauerte, who were working together with their colleagues Ingrid Janicke, Julia Priss and Erwin Wiemer, and are already successful in other interdisciplinary projects such as "Don't Mind The Gap" and "No water pouring down", “Oper, Skepsis und Gleisbau @ Maschinenhaus, Essen”.
_OPEN CALL (closed)
Thank you for so many exciting proposals!
We let you know how the jury will decide as soon as possible!