Tavia La Follette, of ArtUp, is curating this international showcase. The project is accepting applications via the Fayoum International Art Center. Please find the application linked below, or visit the Fayoum International Art Center online. La Follette seeks artists who are diverse in their medium, background and in various stages of their careers. The workshop is an opportunity for artists to participate in an ongoing global dialogue, and to explore their own work through Performance Art and Installation.
Performance Art grew out of DaDa and the avant-garde movement in the visual arts. It is conceptual by nature. Therefore, both the performance and the installation side of the workshop are adaptable to a variety of artists who will be learning from one another in an intensive residency atmosphere. The artists will incorporate performance, video, sculpture, movement, poetry and sound to create various installation sites throughout Fayoum and perhaps into Cairo. Our visual and aesthetic discussion will be around the issues of borders and identity with a common goal for peace.
A metaphorical “tunnel” or website is being set up between Egypt and the U.S. that investigates imaginative dialogue through the arts, birthing a hybrid language of communication. After the workshop, artists will begin to create works in the digital lab, exchanging and building new works with the U.S. portion of the tunnel.
Artists should be available to commit to a 7-day intensive workshop based out of the Fayoum International Arts Academy at the beginning of March 2011. Please fill out the application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further questions about The Firefly Tunnel Project can be sent to Tavia La Follette: tavia @ artup.org