REMINDER: Site Specific Performance Festival Open Call


REMINDER: Site Specific Performance Festival Open Call


Artists from all around the world have the unique possibility to be part of the Prague Quadrennial, the world´s foremost performance design and theatre architecture festival! If you are a performance artist, this is your call!

Site Specific Performance Festival is held in the beautiful city of Prague, at Prague Exhibition Grounds which is the original spot where PQ was presented for the first time over 50 years ago, where path leads nowhere and everywhere, where spiral staircase leads up to the sky; these grounds appear to be a jumbled, aesthetically confused place where successive regimes have randomly placed buildings, structures or landscapes on top of one another to represent their view of leisure or culture.

The particular interest of PQ 2019 Site Specific Performance Festival will be towards site-specific performances that respond to the specificity of the Prague Exhibition Grounds, and preference will be given to this work, although site-generic works, that have happened in many different environments or in any similar environments to this one, will also be considered.

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS have to reflect:

–          this specific site as a source of inspiration

–           its social and political history

–          the memories embedded in it and suggested by it

–          the traces or archaeology of its past

–          its present use by the public and by organizations and businesses

–          a series of potential relationships between viewer and viewed

–          a series of relationships between color, form, line, volume, texture, light, sound and smell

–          a combination of all of the above

The curator of this section is Sophie Jump who designs for theatre and performance and won the overall Gold Medal at World Stage Design 2013. She is Co-Artistic Director  and designer for performance company Seven Sisters Group, that is well known nationally and internationally for its site-specific work. In 1999 and 2011 she was a curator of Great Britain national exhibition at Prague Quadrennial. Sophie completed a PhD on theatre designers Jocelyn Herbert and Motley and is Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts London and visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She curated an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum called When Marcel Met Motley, about the collaboration between Motley and the architect Marcel Breuer. Sophie is a Linbury Prize committee member and was a judge for the 2015 Linbury Prize for Stage Design.

Deadline for submission is on 28 February 2018!

More information about the open call is available HERE.