February 24th, 2017
OPEN CALL LandEscape is seeking submissions for its special annual edition and that will once again explore new trends and tendencies in contemporary art. This special edition is dedicated to contemporary performance art and will showcase artworks of over 40 international performance artists from around the globe.

In particular, the 2017 edition will focus on the relationship between humans and their environment and how this can be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Accordingly, contributions from neighboring art disciplines such as visual art, new media art and music with performative or theatrical references are just as welcome as site-specific projects and performances in public space. There are no limitations regarding the number of participants or the length of the productions; short works and works with a large cast are also taken into consideration.


If you experience any issue with our entry form and you would like to include more information as well as specific materials, please contact our board, mailto: landescape@europe.com
APPLICATION FORM


The annual contest is curated by LandEscape's committee, which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research and a jury of representatives of the organizers will select the works invited to the festival from the submissions. Evaluation is based exclusively on imaginative use of space and time, the realisation of an idea, and its transfer onto the performers.

Over the years, LandEscape has featured over 300 new media artists and performers supporting them to push the boundaries of their practice and making that same work accessible to a wider audience.
CONTRIBUTORS
Guy Aon
(USA/Israel)

Beth Krensky
(USA)
Ivan Juarez
(USA/Mexico)
Rada Yakova
(
United Kingdom)
Myun Yi
(Taiwan)
Tal Amitai Lav
(Israel)
Klaus Grape
(Germany)
Alex Gallagher
(USA)
LianaPsarologaki
(The Netherlands)

Miles Rufelds
(Australia)

Ilinca Bernea
(Poland)

MehdiFarajpour
(France)

Melisa King
(Turkey)

Daniel Agra
(France/Spain)

Taesook Jung
(USA/Israel)

David Feruch
(USA)

Miles Rufelds
(Australia)
Barbara Bartos
(United Kingdom)
Jana C. Perez
(USA / United Kingdom)
Miles Rufelds
(Australia)
Mandy Williams
(United Kingdom)
Rudiger Fischer
(Germany)
Juerg Luedi
(Switzerland)
Urte Beyer
(Germany)
Special thanks to Frances Schandera-Duarte, Agata Wiśniowska, Gosia Mielech, Jana C. Perez, Kahori Kamiya, Geetha Alagirisamy, Clare Petherick, Thomas S. Ladd, Damir Matijev, ic. Melissa Moffat, John Naccarato, Adam Sher, Hank Feeley, Kees Ouwens, Monika Szpener, Angela McFall, Irene Pouliassi. Laura Iosifescu, Alison Alfredson, Lisa Birke, Rosalyn Song, Antonia Cacic, Allison Wells, Rüdiger Fischer, David JP Hooker, Larry Cwik, Alfred Marseille, Josh Booth, Xiaohong Zhang, Christopher Reid, Sven Froekjaer-Jensen, Batya Kuncman, Maria Kostareva, Jasper van Loon, Rosalyn Song, Zavi Apfelbaum, Courtney Henderson, Noah Klersfeld, Alexandre Dang, Christian Gastaldi, Dmitry Kmelnitsky, Rick Fisher, Don Rice, Chantelle Ferri, Colin Rosati, Mikey Peterson, Brice Bourdet, Sarah Stolar, Mandy Williams, Katy Unger, Alice Zilberberg, Lois Cremmins, Sergio San Martin, Nicolas Vionnet, Dawn Nye, Anne Shaw, Swaantje Guentzel, David Clark, Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe, Anastasya Koshin, Bethany Taylor, Virginie Drey, Philippe Bodino, Juerg Luedi, Urte Beyer, Rudiger Fischer, Stuart Gibson, Carrie Perreault, Rina Dwek, Adrian Hatfield, Pierre-Paul Marchini, Ana Cuzovic, Rebecca Beltz, Simon Coates, Rosmarie Weinlich, Suzanne Stacy, Kevin O'Brien, Thomas Marcusson, Camilla Haudekal, Sandra Turtle, Maite Rodriguez, Bianca Bondi, Isabelle Lutz and Linda Havenstein.

Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001), Self-Sabotage, 2009, lecture-performance

Boundary-Pushing Performance Artist
The work of Cuban performance artist Tania Brugera (MFA 2001) is rooted in political struggle.
Tania Brugera (MFA 2001) is a performance artist whose provocative and controversial works have recently led to two separate detentions in her hometown of Havana, Cuba."My work in general, and I think art in general, is the space you have in society to push the boundaries of behavior, of social conduct and also politics," says Brugera in an NPR interview from March 2015.Brugera expands the range of performance art, performing solo at times, but more often she stages participatory events that add to her own experiences, thoughts, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control.
A conversation between Marina Abramović and Maria Balshaw
Just before she began her 700-hour-long performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Marina Abramović was asked by an art critic to define the difference between performance art and theatre.
"To be a performance artist, you have to hate theatre," she replied. "Theatre is fake… The knife is not real, the blood is not real, and the emotions are not real. Performance is just the opposite: the knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real."
"I test the limits of myself in order to transform myself," she says, "but I also take the energy from the audience and transform it. It goes back to them in a different way. This is why people in the audience often cry or become angry or whatever. A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room."
What Makes an Artist? – Grayson Perry and Sarah Thornton
Who do artists think they are? What myths are they rejecting and propagating? What is the social role of artists in different countries around the world today? How do artists negotiate power? Self-belief? Recognition?
Author Sarah Thornton and artist Grayson Perry discuss how artists self-define and play the art-world game with particular attention to politics, kinship and craft, the three themes that structure Thornton’s forthcoming book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts.During the course of her five years of research, she investigated issues of credibility and self-belief, exploring the relationship between the artists’ everyday lives and art practices. Challenging preconceptions and unpicking the complex layers that form his identity, Perry offers insight into the influences and networks that feed into the development and production of his work.
Valentin Carron and gallery director Markus Rischgasser discuss how they work together
Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10am to 11:30am. Filmed on site at Art Basel in Basel 2016
A frank conversation about the unique and essential relationship between artists and their galleries.
Swiss artist Valentin Carron and gallery director Markus Rischgasser discuss how they work together, if and how their working relationship has changed over time, what they have learned from each other and their plans for the future.

Valentin Carron, Artist, Martigny, Switzerland, in conversation with Markus Rischgasser, Director, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich