The NZPQ organisational team warmly invite submissions for participation in the Aotearoa , New Zealand Exhibition NZPQ23 Ka emiemi at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2023.

Ka emiemi  – Aotearoa New Zealand National Exhibition

This call is for performance designers, live art and theatre artists and scenographers who are interested in being part of Ka emiemi, Aotearoa New Zealand National Exhibition at PQ23. 

Ka emiemi expresses the act of being assembled, to be gathered together and responds to the PQ23 curatorial call to imagine a post-pandemic future through performance design and scenography that attends to and creates moments of connectedness after prolonged experience of isolation. NZPQ23 Ka emiemi will gather a group of performance designers, live and theatre artists and scenographers  to co-create the Countries/Regions (National) exhibition offering. NZPQ23 National Exhibition will explore the collaborative, multi-disciplinary practice of performance designers and artists in Aotearoa New Zealand who work across a range of media, spaces and platforms and acknowledges the presence and importance of collaborative and co-creation approaches to the work of those in this field. 

NZPQ23 will be an opportunity for artists/designers who work in similar areas to create something together led by design and art practice, where wānaga and workshops will serve as a space for consolidation of practice and knowledge, sharing new innovations in form and methodology. This making process will be informed by reflection and discussion on the following themes and concerns:  the ways our position within Te Moana Nui a Kiwa reflect our art making practices,  emerging practices of blended physical and digital space as a modes of creation and presentation, the role of performance design and live art practices in addressing power structures and systems. We envisage that the exhibition form and content will emerge from the participating artists and designers to be a collection of practices, moments and pieces from existing works, reimagined into a collective vision for a post-pandemic situation.

 

Project timeline: 

If you have immediate availability issues with the dates listed for the wānanga and workshops we still encourage you to apply and note the availability issues you may have in the application form.

 

Extended open call, Closes 19th June 2022.  – Applications close

July – Applicants notified

July-September – Wānanga and Workshops – Project development (workshops 1-3)

Our intention is for one of these to be an in person gathering and to include those involved in the National and Emerging/Student Designer exhibitions.

Project development will be through a series of in person and/or digital workshops. The exact dates for these will be determined based on the selected artists and needs of the project. 

29th August – 2nd September – Wānanga and Workshop #4 (in person)

 

September – Exhibition concept and design shared with PQ23 curatorial team

September – Project development (workshop 5, in person/blended)

September/October – Project development (workshop 6, in person/blended)

October 2022-February 2023 – Development/making/presentation preparation 

13th-18th February 2023  – All group workshop/final design/pre presentation

February/March 2023 – Public showing tbc

 

Submission requirements:

Please address the following:

  1. How does collaboration inform your practice? This can be in the form of a short recorded or written statement (max 150 words).
  2. What is your interest in collaborating on this project? This can also be in the form of a short recorded or written statement, (max 150 words).
  3. Artistic CV and website link (if relevant)
  4. Provide an image/media with a caption that responds to the PQ23 Artistic Concept (see below). This can be an image of your own work or one that you have sourced (please reference the image/media). 

Submission form >  https://forms.gle/eHRDR4rDWTUaG7nn9

Funding and financial support:

Our application for funding through CNZ towards the development phase of this project was successful. This funding is for the wānanga and workshops, to pay for associated costs and provide an artist stipend for this phase of the project. We will be seeking further funding for the presentation phase of the project. We will support artists to secure individual funding towards their involvement, for example, travel to and accommodation in Prague.

 

Selection process:

All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and assessed based on the quality of work and interest in collaborative and co-creation practices. The selection panel will be published once they have been established. Our intention is to represent a range of artists at various stages of their careers. New and emerging practitioners will be considered for the Student and Emerging designer exhibition.

PQ23 ARTISTIC CONCEPT

For PQ 2023, we would like to invite you to share the RARE: art springing out of ideas, materials, artistic approaches, and design practices that connect to the human level from within your environment, with its genius loci and unique situation. In the current state of precarity, uncertainty, and epochal change, we call on performance designers, scenographers, and performance practitioners to use their RARE imagination and creativity to help us envision what the world and theatre could look like in the post-pandemic future. For PQ 2023, we would like to invite you to share the RARE: art springing out of ideas, materials, artistic approaches, and design practices that connect to the human level from within your environment, with its genius loci and unique situation. In the current state of precarity, uncertainty, and epochal change, we call on performance designers, scenographers, and performance to use their RARE imagination and creativity to help us envision what the world and theatre could look like in the post-pandemic future.

For more information please contact: 

Meg Rollandi

megrollandi@gmail.com

M.Rollandi@massey.ac.nz