Agora “Stravaganza” (2014) performance with Beth Dillon, Tomás Espinosa, Renata Har and Caique Tizzi, photo courtesy of the Project Space Festival and Sarah Kouhou
The Project Space Festival Berlin is announcing its open call for submissions for its second appearance in August 2015. The festival is a month-long event that guides and encourages visitors to discover the radically experimental, independent, and creatively resourceful project spaces of Berlin, which explore alternative means of engaging with the arts than institutional or commercial venues. Project spaces usually work on limited funds to encourage dialogues and community building, tracing and reflecting on cultural issues with an unrestrained curiosity.
uqbar “Living Resorts“ (2014), performative lecture by Eva Kietzmann and Petra Kübert, photo courtesy of the Project Space Festival and Paul Henschel
Participants in the Project Space Festival Berlin are expected to host one admission-free event for one day in August 2015. With 30 project spaces this will result in 30 days of events, concluding with a final party. Each event can last a maximum of 24 hours on the date assigned to the Project Space. The nature of the event remains open to the host: the festival encourages outdoor performances, musical or culinary get-togethers, or any other unconventional purpose for a gathering, given the possibilities of a typical Berlin August.
OZEAN and Max Frisinger, “READ SEA” (2013), photo courtesy of Marike Schuurman
The deadline is Feb. 6, 2015. For more information about how to submit, see the Project Space Festival Berlin website
A jury of Ulf Aminde (artist), Kathrin Becker (n.b.k.), Marie Graftieaux (Project Space Festival), Marie-José Ourtilane (General Public), Matthias Reichelt (journalist), will make the selections by early March 2015. Please note that selected project spaces will be asked to contribute 50 €, as the Project Space Festival Berlin is a non-for-profit organization and needs this contribution to realize the event.
Blog entry by Alena Sokhan in Berlin; Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.