Luna Nera is looking for artists and art groups involved in
site specific performance and installation (see
criteria bellow), who would be interested in being featured
in a database/research. If you would like to
submit your work for feature in the project or if you know
someone who does (please note that the work must fit
all of the 4 criteria), please contact Luna Nera at
the below address.
The finished product will take the form of a videotape
and a written booklet.
The tape will contain a compilation of show reels from
independent / alternative artists, arts groups and
collectives. An accompanying booklet will consist of
interviews with performers and installation artists
and will explore their objectives, concerns,
expectations, needs and future projects, as well as
their view on theoretical issues. It will also provide
a short C.V. and contact details (in order to act a
database as well as an analysis). A theoretical
analysis of the European site-specific Live Arts scene
will also feature at the beginning of the booklet.
We are looking for practitioners who are concerned
with all of the following concepts:
1. Time: temporary = pieces of work which are designed
for a specific exhibition / event and which becomes
irrelevant then after. By this I mean, which cannot be
used in exactly the same format for any other
occasion. Whether in terms of content or form.
2. Mixed media / multi-disciplinary: using more than
one medium or merging different techniques / genres
and / or inventing new ones.
3. Personal work: conceived by the artists themselves,
as opposed to traditional theatre and work which is
commissioned public / community art (i.e.:
commissioned work for a school, hospital, council
where the artists is required to act as facilitator /
social worker as well as to create a piece of work).
4. Space: work, which is specific to the site. Drawing
from the history of a site, its architecture, its
contents, its past use, the social/ economical impact
of the loss of its prime activity on the surrounding
For inclusion on the show reel: send mini-DV
(preferred) or VHS show reel of work. Arts groups
(max.) 10 min. / individual (max.) 3 min. + name of
groups & participants.
For inclusion in the interview section: send SAE /
e-mail to receive a list of questions.
For inclusion in the database: send SAE / e-mail to
receive more details.
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