Deadline 1st July 2020, 11:59 pm, CET
OPEN CALL – DYSTOPIA sound art festival 2020 Berlin-Brasil
The Dystopia Festival brings diverse sound art viewpoints together in an exhibition that deals with current dystopian moments, as well as those of an imagined future.
Dystopias have gained immense importance in recent years. Not only in fiction, but also in reality, the dystopian signals have been increasing, whether by authoritarian-led states, in threats posed by global Internet corporations, by drastic climate developments – or, most recently, by the corona pandemic. The dystopian always carries the germ of the utopian within it however, even if only as a warning to us not to let things go so far- as we have witnessed during the Corona period, when, for example, Venice’s canals became clear again, or, when the sky over Beijing became clear as well.
With this open call we would like to offer sound artists the opportunity to develop new works that react to these dystopian signals and express them in different sound-artistic perspectives, whereby „sound-artistic“ explicitly may include visual, object-like and space-related means in addition to sound. Due to the uncertain situation regarding Corona, please note that we prefer installation works.
The Alte Münze (Old Mint) in Berlin-Mitte serves as the main exhibition venue, with cellars and vaults in very different sizes. The Errant Sound gallery space is available for the additional exhibition of works, and especially the path between these two locations, on the banks of the Spree, offers locations where sound artistic interventions in public space are possible.
The open call is for sound artists from the European region. Climate-friendly travel by train is preferable – if at all possible.
The festival wants to establish a sustainable cooperation with the Brazilian sound art scene and we hope to continue the Dystopie-Festival in Brazil in 2021. Selected works produced for Berlin 2020 will then be shown in Brazil.
How to apply:
1. Fill in the online application form here
Find more details under: www.dystopie-festival.net