Re-Vision Performing Arts Festival focuses on contemporary gender and body politics throughout diverse performing arts. The aim of this festival is to create various platforms inside and outside of artistic environments for all performance artists identifying as feminist or holding feminist possibilities within their practices. This will include interrogating gender inequality, fighting for empowerment and addressing issues relating to identity, gender, mental health and well-being. The personal is political, what does this mean in contemporary society and what can this look like through performing arts? This festival aims to move beyond gender mainstreaming and to inspire engagement and action.
Re-Vision are delighted to announce two exciting open calls out for Re-Vision 2020.
SPEAK IT NOW EAT IT
‘Speak It Now Eat It’ is the Opening Night event for Re-Vision 2020. This event introduces artists that work with spoken word, video, and film. Fresh and aspiring artists will be introduced to the public, raising crucial questions of our society today. This event aims for the experience of performances and screenings that dwell into humanity, diversity, and mental health. The goal is to offer a space to come together and learn differences, experiences, and emotional journeys. This event will take place in Accidental Theatre on Friday 25th of September, 7PM.
8 artists in total will be selected for the Opening Event (4 spoken word, 4 film/video artists) and each selected artist will be paid a fee of £50.00. Please send a proposal for either your spoken word performance or video/film work along with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEING YOU SEEING ME
‘Seeing You Seeing Me’ is a performance art event. This year, rather than spreading artists around various venues, Re-Vision wish to invite the artists to share one open space. They hope to have artists perform on the hour every hour, for 6 hours, 12PM-6PM. This will bring an exciting visual element as the performers inhabit the space, sometimes at the same time and overlapping. Through using their bodies within their thought-provoking performances, they will inspire engagement and action. This will introduce new ways of working together, connecting ideas and practices, offering the spectators to question what is intentional and what is not.
This event will emphasise on dual identities and ‘masking’ who we are due to the fear of judgement and isolation. We develop ‘masks’ to conform to societal pressures. We use them simultaneously to protect and to empower ourselves. But consciousness and can mentally take a toll. We are seeking performance art works that explores and reveals the cultural lens. We welcome proposals of durational work if they are open to coincide with other performances and duo/group performances.
This event will take place in Catalyst Arts on Saturday 26th of September at 12PM. 5 performance artists will be selected and each selected artist will be paid a fee of £100.00. Please send a proposal along with a short bio to email@example.com.
Re-Vision Talent Show, ‘Between The Bias’, is the closing event which will be hosted by Chucky Orlaith in Black Box on Sunday 27th of September. The Open Call for this will be done via Instagram @revisionfestivalbelfast and will be released in the coming weeks.
Re-Vision are proudly supporting The Rainbow Project throughout our events this year.
Copyright will always remain with the artist. An introduction to the selected artists will be posted on the Re-Vision Instagram and Facebook page @revisionfestivalbelfast. Images/work will not be used for any other purpose and the artist will always be credited via social media.