Proposals invited from UAL staff and students: Acts Re-Acts
Wimbledon Space invites proposals from UAL staff, PhD and MA students for a month-long festival of performance, new media, workshops, discussions, events, interventions, seminars and installations, to take place at Wimbledon Space between 25 February – 26 March 2014.
It is now over forty years since Michael Fried, the ‘high priest’ of modernism, published his three propositions in ‘Art and Objecthood’ declaring war on theatre and theatricality, including his much debated ‘Art degenerates as it approaches the condition of theatre’. Despite his warnings, in the intervening years, the barricades have come down and borders have been breached. However, in the field of performance, by definition a contested terrain, some of the old prejudices and resistances still exist.
Acts Re-Acts will open up a discourse between students and staff across UAL and beyond who are making, thinking or writing about performance in fine art and theatre or who inhabit that ‘dangerous border zone’ between both.
Call for Performance Proposals
Acts Re-Acts will transform Wimbledon Space into a site for performance, a place to explore the diverse performance activities happening across UAL. One day each week will be dedicated to performance and performance related events. If you are engaged with performance and performance research and you have work you would like to present, live, recorded or virtual, a performance, a lecture, an intervention or a workshop we will provide the space and technical support. Please submit a proposal as detailed below. If selected you will be offered an honorarium of £100 towards travel and expenses.
Wimbledon Space also offers itself as a testing ground for performance research and invites proposals for 4 short residences which will run weekly during the festival month. Successful applicants will be offered;
- Access to the gallery space as a studio for 4/5days
- ‘On call’ technical assistance
- Opportunity to perform/trial/showcase the outcome of the residency
- Feedback and discussion
To apply for the Performance or Residency opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Proposal Form.
Deadline for receipt of completed proposals (max 300 words) is 12am, Monday 18 November 2013.
Wimbledon College of Art
Merton Hall Road
London SW19 3QA