OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS/IDEAS/ACTORS/PROJECT SPACES/PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS
Festival theme: Freedom
STREET LABour - experimental urban art festival
30.08. - 02.09.2012
street = strasse; lab = labor; our = reclaime your city; street labour = strassenarbeiter
“street labour” presents a selection of national and international urban artists who expose the urban hinterland instead of simply just “illustrating” it. The artists’ work has the capability of entertaining without being just another distraction from questioning the complexities of society. They will provoke and ultimately fascinate you.
“Street labour" is an art festival that deals in a unique way with contemporary forms of urban culture or rather, urban multi-culture. The second edition of streetlab takes place in venues and project spaces across Berlin’s melting-pot districts Kreuzberg and Neukoelln. A picture of urban culture will be painted through the exhibitions,installations, workshops and the festival’s highlight “Urban Art Circus” in the Heimathafen Neukoelln.
The festival aims to provide a window into the international urban creative scene and to start a dialogue with the people of this city, about their city. As well as its presence on our streets, the last few years have seen street art appearing in museums, cultural institutions and galleries. Urban art has developed its own gravitas–something that just a few years ago seemed unattainable. Its influence can be felt in the fields of advertisement, graphic design and fashion, and it has equally influenced the aesthetics of contemporary art. The development of this culture continues out on the streets, with its utopian desire to stake out space and create room for individual expression within the urban landscape.
Venues: Heimathafen Neukölln, Open Design City, Aufbauhaus, Kindlbrauerei, Kunstraum Bethanien und Projekträume in Kreuzberg und neukölln
Program: Urban Art Circus, Ausstellungen, Offene Werkstätten, Workshops, Tanzp, Puplic Intervetions ...
What we are looking for?
Any idea is welcome which fits to our theme and festival. Our aim is to start a dialog with our city, neighbourhood and people in the city. Public interventions are prefered. We want to invite the people to participate and show there creativity on the street!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please give us some insights to your being our potential partner and housemate. This could include:
• Your (informal) CV
• Your work field / practice / field of interest
• Your motivation to become a partner in the project
• Samples of your previous work (images, link to website, etc.)
The pdf should be not longer than 3 pages !!!
Please send your proposal via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
August, 20th August (please submit as early as possible)
Successful candidates will be contacted no later than August 22th, 2012.
What we provide?
Workshop rooms at Kunstraum Bethanien, Open design City (Betahaus) & Aufbau Haus, Manpower (e.g. hands for construction) and of course Presswork!
About us - lab montage
lab montage is a playground for artists from all around the globe, a place where collaboration is encouraged,
new projects are constantly developed and creativity is the one and only thing that truly counts.
„montage“ from the French for putting together, constructing or mounting. The French verb "monte" means "rising".
"constructing" and "mounting" are the key concepts underpinning lab montage and form the foundations of all our professional consulting services and conceptions of art- and cultural projects.
Daniel Daoudi is also know under his pseudonym "montage". The most of his projects are developed in collaboration with other artists. His funcitons in the projects are different .. from curator, creative director, concepter or all in one!
"lab montage is a playground for artists from all around the globe, a place where collaboration is encouraged, new projects are constantly developed and creativity is the one and only thing that truly counts. "