The Circus Dialogues, het onderzoeksproject van Bauke Lievens, Quintijn Ketels en Sebastian Kann, is op zoek naar 8 circusartiesten die in januari 2020 mee willen denken & werken rond circus. De onderzoeksvraag luidt: ‘How is your circus practice also a thinking practice?’
De open call is in het Engels opgesteld en gaat als volgt:
The Circus Dialogues is a research project in contemporary
circus at KASK School of Arts Ghent. We’re committed to defending the circus as
a field in which experimental thinking is already happening and can continue to
In January 2020, we will organise
a paid research week at KASK for 8 circus makers. During this week, we will
make a shared studio space available in which, together or separately, the
selected participants will get to work on the following question: how is
your circus practice also a thinking practice?
The research week will run
parallel to a symposium at Vooruit around circus as a thinking practice. On the
last day of the symposium, we will ask the artists selected for studio time to
share their preliminary findings in a simple form of maximum 30 minutes. In
addition to the overarching notion of embodied thinking, we are curious about
hearing: how do you work? How does re-framing circus as thinking shift the way
you work? How does this effect the way your work ‘works?’ And how does your
work try to think beyond the norm and into experiment?
We are looking for circus makers with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience. We provide food and lodging, cover your travel costs to Ghent (up to a max. of 180€), and provide a fee of 500€ per artist for the research week.
Interested? Please send us your proposal for the research week (max. 1 page), together with your CV, motivation letter, and basic technical rider to [email protected]. Please note that the only basic rigging is possible at KASK (4,5m). If you have any questions about the space, please contact Quintijn Ketels at [email protected] prior to your application. Deadline for applications: 8/7/2019.
Dates research week: 10-17/01/2020 Dates Symposium: 15-17/01/2020
The Circus Dialogues is a two-year artistic research project (2018-2020) initiated by Bauke Lievens, affiliated researcher and professor at School of Arts KASK/Conservatorium. Quintijn Ketels and Sebastian Kann are the associated researchers. The Circus Dialogues is financed by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent (BE). The symposium and research week are co-funded with the support of the Flemish Government, Vooruit, UGent (S:PAM), and Circuscentrum.