Break 2.4 festival
Call for applications: Festival Break 2.4, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 5-18 November 2007
The purpose of the multimedia festival Break is to explore new artistic expressions and contemporary topics and to emphasize emerging poetics whose artistic discourse has not yet been deep-rooted within firmly established standards, criteria and cultural values.
The ninth edition of the festival, Break 2.4, will take place in Ljubljana from the 5th to the 18th of November 2007.
We are currently seeking art projects, from established, mid-career, and emerging artists, that address the theme selected for the festival: Potemkin village.
Definitions of the Potemkin village
-Pretentiously showy or imposing façade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition
-Something that appears impressive but is ineffective and insubstantial
-Any hollow or false construction, physical or figurative, meant to hide an undesirable or potentially damaging situation
-Politically generated appearance that covers a less impressive underside
The application must include the completed application form, supporting material, and a project presentation (visual and/or text) on A4 sheet.
Deadline: February 1, 2007 (postmark)
All the project presentations on A4 sheet might be exhibited in this format during the festival Break 2.4. For the selection of projects to be realized and presented during the festival Break 2.4, decisions will be made on March 1, 2007. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
From 1997 to 2000, the festival was produced by the Student Organization of the University of Ljubljana and had the primary function of presenting young emerging artists. Since 2001, the festival has been the project of Zavod K6/4, a non-profit institution operating in the area of contemporary art and culture.