Sofia Underground 2018 – Open Call for Participation
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Sofia Underground is an independent participatory and inclusive community-oriented initiative dedicated to serve as a platform for flexible and experimental showcasing of performance art and other contemporary art forms.
In 2017 Sofia Underground marked its 20th anniversary and closed a chapter in it’s history. Over 65 participants from more than 30 countries took part in the event, spread over 8 locations, and a week-long program – the longest and most intense edition of the oldest festival for contemporary and performance art in Bulgaria. It asked and answered a lot of questions related to time, space and durability.
In 2018 Sofia Underground will present the traditional three modules – live art, talks and an exhibition, although it will return with another approach to the artists and the public, conceptualized as a reflection over the feedback of its experience so far.
Physically participating artists will be personally invited to realize specially developed projects. It will also feature an exhibition with carefully selected via open call video documentation of performance art works.
SOFIA UNDERGROUND 2018
WHAT NOW / NOW WHAT
Two simple words questioning the present state of our mere existence as humans.
What is now? What is contemporary in present-continuous tense? What is contemporary art and the role of the audience now and here?
*As proposed by Bruce Sterling more than a decade ago in 2004 in his article Delete our cultural heritage?
The open call for participation in the upcoming 2018 edition of Sofia Underground could be downloaded here.