Centrale Fies presents:
LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award_Vol.4
curated by Barbara Boninsegna (artistic director of Centrale Fies, Dro), Simone Frangi (artistic director of Viafarini, Milan), Daniel Blanga-Gubbay (founder of Aleppo, Brussels), Denis Isaia (curator at MART, Rovereto)
The fourth edition of the project LIVE WORKS creates a platform dedicated to live contemporary practices that contribute to deepen and broaden the idea of performance, following the current evolution of performance and its styles.
This platform aims to measure the concreteness of performance art in the real world, investigating the double nature of LIVE - in person and alive - and highlighting those moments in which performance integrates with the dynamics of life.
LIVE WORKS is a platform that features LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award, The Free School of Performance (FSP) and Centrale Fies Performance Art Collection. The competition LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions, including: media arts, lecture performances, task performances, text-based performances and multimedia storytelling, relational practices and workshop-based projects, flash mobs, politically engaged and activist project, experience design, fashion design and relational urbanism. The nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 1st to the 10th July 2016, during which the finalists will be awarded an budget of € 800,00 to produce their performance and the opportunity to participate to The Free School of Performance.
The performances produced will be presented during the 36th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts. On this occasion, the nine finalists will be evaluated by a jury who will select the winner. The winning artist will be offered a € 1000,00 prize (net) and the possibility of an additional residency phase at Centrale Fies.
You can find the application form and the competition announcement on: www.live-works.it / www.centralefies.it
The Jury of LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award Vol.3 is composed by:
Aaron Cezar | Director of Delfina Foundation (London)
Beatrice Merz | Director of Fondazione Merz (Turin)
Charles Aubin | Associate Curator at Performa (New York) and Fondation Galeries Lafayette (Paris)
Lorenzo Benedetti | Indipendent curator (Amsterdam, Paris)
Marwa Arsanios | Artist, Co-founder of 98Weeks (Beirut)