DIORAMA – OPEN CALL for moving sculptures

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*WASP Studios launches a contemporary workshop with the choreographer Ingri Fiksdal, in Bucharest.

*The workshop will culminate in two  performances of DIORAMA by Ingri Fiksdal which will take place in a public space in Bucharest. The movement material of the performance is slow and drony, with some wavy and curvy swaying of the body. No need for traditional dance technique, but patience, concentration, musicality are important qualities and some knowledge related to movement/ dance.

*The final performance is based on a series of the Diorama performance, where Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. The performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human.

  *The workshop will take place at WASP Working Art Space and Production  (Bucharest) and has a duration of 4 days (October 24th – 27th), with 5 hours per day. Performance days: October 28th and 29th.

*Organized within Emerging Towards (Future), a project located at the confluence of art, ecology and architecture, which includes a series of artistic events and conferences. More info about the project: https://shorturl.at/IV168


* Participation is open to all people with interest and some experience with movement. You can be a dancer, dance student, martial artist, yogi, actor, performance artist etc (student, professionals or enthusiastic amateurs). It is an advantage if you have an interest in the meditative aspects of performance and enjoy working in a group.

* You need to speak fluent English.

* Availability during entire period (workshop and performance days) is mandatory

How to apply:

  *Participation based on registration, limited to a maximum of 10 people. Those interested are asked to send an email with the subject “Open Call Diorama” to the email address: coordination@4culture.ro, in which to attach the CV or biography, in English.

Deadline: October 16th.


* The opportunity to co-develop artistic projects and collaborations with artists or cultural professionals from other countries/cities

* International/national social media promotion

*  Artistic fee (for 2 performances of DIORAMA)

About Ingri Midgard Fiksdal & DIORAMA

*INGRI Midgard FIKSDAL is a choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a PhD in artistic research from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts titled Affective Choreographies (2019). Ingri’s work on affect has in recent years taken her into discourses on perspective and privilege. She is currently working on a number of projects that research the posthuman and with this hegemonies of knowledge and power. Here, choreography is understood as a format of speculative fiction that can propose complex and manyfold understandings of body, gender, species, ethnicity, knowledge and history. Ingri is concerned with how practice and theory are entangled in her work in a way where neither is perceived as anterior to the other. Since 2020, Ingri has been an Affiliated Artistic Researcher  with CoFUTURES at the University of Oslo (www.cofutures.org). The CoFUTURES group led by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay researches global futurisms from non-anglophone traditions. Ingri’s work has in recent years been performed at Obscene Festival in Seoul, Homo Novus in Riga, Kunstenfestival in Brussels, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Santarcangelo festival, Beijing Contemporary Dance Festival, Sommerszene in Salzburg, Reykjavík Art Museum, brut-Wien, Teatro di Roma, Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, BUDA Kortrijk, Tanzhaus NRW in Dusseldorf and Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, alongside extensive touring in Norway. Ingri´s work is supported by Fri scenekunst – kunstnerskap from Arts and Culture Norway. More info here: https://ingrifiksdal.com/

*With the DIORAMA performance series, Fiksdal stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts. The word “diorama” often refers to a three-dimensional model of a landscape, such as displayed in museums of natural history. Another use of the word is for the French diorama theatre, invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, where the audience were sat watching big landscape paintings transform through skillfully manipulated light, sound effects and live performers. In the Diorama performances, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. The performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human. The music is composed by Norwegian musician Jenny Hval and noise artist Lasse Marhaug, and shift from a drone-like echo, to a punctured, industrial noise, to indecipherable whispering voices drifting into to the landscape. Diorama premiered in the fishing village Brixham in England, where the view was staged from an outdoor pool over the sea and the horizon. More info about Diorama: https://ingrifiksdal.com/work/diorama-2017/


Project promoter: WASP STUDIOS SRL

Project partners: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse, Cristian Ștefănescu Architect ( a-works)

Photo credits: brionycampbell2016

Total project value: 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)

Amount of non-reimbursable funding (85% EEA grant and 15% national budget): 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)

Duration: 18 months

Location of implementation: Bucharest (Romania) and Bergen (Norway)

This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More details are available on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.

RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access: www.ro-cultura.ro.