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Subject:

Open call Made of Walking (IV) - Akamas - Cyprus 29 June to 8 July 2018

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Geert Vermeire <[log in to unmask]>

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Walking Artists Network <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:05:17 +0000

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OPEN CALL
Made of Walking (IV ) - Plant(e)scape 
29th of June - 8th of July 2018
Sites embodied / Nature Embodied 2018 - Akamas / Cyprus 
by the Milena principle - Dance Gate Lefkosia 
in collaboration with Nicosia University - Fine Arts, Neapoli University Paphos - School of Architecture and the Museum of Walking London. 

MADE OF WALKING is a network, forum and gathering dedicated to walking and sound practices. First edition happened in July 2016, Delphi and brought together 23 contributors from around the world. The second edition took consecutively place in Delphi (July 2017) and in the historical village of La Romieu (France) and its surrounding landscape (August 2017), one of the most important passageways for pilgrims towards Santiago de Compostela. The meeting in La Romieu invited to a dialogue between pilgrims in La Romieu and walking artists / practitioners from different backgrounds through an open call for walking actions, workshops and public talks, relating to the theme "Listening to the ground", with Australian sound artist Ros Bandt as key note artist. During both consecutive meetings in Summer 2017 there were 80 artists, dancers, movement artists, composers, sound artists, theatre artists, writers, poets, researchers and other walking experts/practitioners from literally around the world that found each other in the Greek Parnassos and in the French Midi Pyrenees to share, to learn, to question, and to gather. 

In 2018 Made of Walking is organized in Cyprus in the frame of Sites embodied / Nature Embodied 2018, a continuation of the project Sites Embodied Cyprus during Pafos2017, focusing this year on the villages of Neon Chorio and Smigies in the Akamas Peninsula, a fragile nature reserve, with a precious and unique ecology. The diversity of flora and fauna living in this relatively small area is truly impressive. On a European level, Cyprus including the Akamas area has been identified as one of the rare, still remaining areas of endemism (species being unique to a defined geographic location) in Europe. The topic is of Plant(e)scape is explicitely referring to the plant habitats of Akamas. 

Location Made of Walking Akamas Summer 2018:  
http://www.chooseyourcyprus.com/discover-cyprus/akamas-peninsula.html
http://www.visitpafos.org.cy/akamas_peninsula.aspx

Documentation about Sites Embodied Cyprus 2017: http://www.cyprusdancegate.org/2017/07/05/sites-embodied-festival/
Documentation about the Made of Walking 2017: https://goo.gl/LSoExW 
Program Made of Walking La Romieu 2017 "Listening to the ground": https://goo.gl/Dk3fm8
Program Made of Walking Delphi 2017 "webs waves ways": https://goo.gl/oeWwcE
Program Made of Walking Delphi 2016: https://goo.gl/i468uL

CONCEPTUAL THREAD
Theme of Made of Walking this year is Plant(e)scape, relating to human motion and emotion in a plenary botanical background, and combining walking as a creative instrument with two emergent sciences: Spaziergangwissenschaft (promenadology) and Critical Plant Studies (Vegetal Philosophy: Plant-Thinking). 
Promenadology is a "tool" to explore our everyday living environment, as well as for delivery of content and knowledge, in combination with Critical Plant Studies, departing from literature and considering the plants as living entities with their own consciousness, as thinking, sentient beings, not mere objects to be studied and classified; they are also agents in the production of meaning. Following the logic of a symbiotic being in the world, (shared by humans, animals and plants), where the anthropomorphic centrality is lost, we aim to recover a vegetal point of view and creating new ecological meanings that may deepen symbolic and aesthetic levels. 

The gathering invites to live sound and performance works, walks, workshops and presentations, accompanied by workshops by invited key note sound artists, walking artists, performers and researchers. 

OPEN CALL
All walking practitioners, researchers, performative and movement artists, (digital and non digital) artists, musicians and sound artists are invited to apply, as long their work relates with movement outdoors or spatial music/sound practices. Application can be both as attendee or as contributor with a proposed walk/performance, locative or outdoor installation, workshop and/or presentation.
We seek for: 
⦁	Live performances relating to sound, literature and walking to be held in landscape / countryside throughout the event with the participation of the general public/local residents. 
⦁	Workshops by researchers and by artists: for the participants, general public and local residents along workshops for students of various disciplines of the institutes involved
⦁	Public talks, presentations and conferences, for a large audience. 
An open an international digital platform will be realized during and after the event, extending the gathering on a worldwide level, including streaming and live podcasts of the actions and talks to the broad network of Made of Walking.

FUNDING 
No funding is available for the selected contributors or participants, although we will provide in letters of invitation and in advice for available alternative funding opportunities.

APPLICATION
To register for "Made of Walking 2018", please complete your application by sending the following information in an editable document to [log in to unmask]
- Full name of the applicant (for group/collective projects indicate the title of the group, full name of the person representing OR leading the group).
- Postal address, telephone, country, email address, web site (if available).
- Profession, discipline.
- Brief statement of the applicant, no longer than 200 words.
- Brief resume.
- A copy of passport/ID card (of every member of the group for collective projects).
- Subject line of email: "Made of Walking Akamas 2018".
- In the email include a brief 3-line statement summarizing your project. 
Deadline for completed application: May 31st, 2018. We encourage participants to apply as soon as possible since places are limited. Accepted participants will be notified within two weeks after applying. 
Submit completed application at: [log in to unmask]
"Made of Walking Akamas 2018" is part of the of Sites embodied / Nature Embodied 2018, a continuation of the project Sites Embodied Cyprus, organized by Dance Gate Lefkosia during Pafos2017 in the Akamas Peninsula, a natural reserve in a collaboration with University of Nicosia / Fine Arts and Neapoli University Pafos / School of Architecture and continuing its collaboration with Talking Walking (UK). 
Participants are invited to the gathering from June 29th to July 8th, 2018. During this time, they will have access to accommodation in apartments in Neon Chorio, individual support, lunch and dinner. Longer stays or earlier arrivals can be arranged on request with a surcharge. 
The program costs (including participation to all events, accommodation in shared apartment, lunch and dinner): 
⦁	550 euro all included per participant for double or shared twin room occupation in a two room apartment for 9 days (as long available).
⦁	640 euros all included per participant for single room occupation in two room apartment for 9 days (as long available).
Transport from Paphos airport to Neon Chorio is not included. 
A limited number of reduced fees are available on request with justification. 

For any information on conditions and accommodation please directly contact [log in to unmask]

Curators-coordinators: Geert Vermeire and Arianna Economou
Concept Plant(e)scape: Simona Vermeire
Key note artists and researchers: Stefaan van Biesen (visual artist), Haris Pellapaisiotis (researcher), Simona Vermeire (researcher), Andrew Stuck / Museum of Walking, Arianna Economou (dance artist / dance activist). 
http://www.stefaanvanbiesen.com/ https://animartgreece.eu/2017/en/tutors/pellapaisiotis/ http://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/ http://www.echoarts.info/index.php/en/profile/arianna
Organizers: the Milena principle and Dance Gate Lefkosia

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