Oproep 2: Duurzaam internationaal werken
I think the lack of an accessible "artist visa" in the age of globalism is absurd. We hinder the true potential of art by not giving artists security.
I am wondering what are the social hinderances preventing an artist visa to materialize, especially in an age where art is being consumed almost constantly. I think an artists visa is a long game project, in the meantime what can we do now to create or nurture communities beyond boundaries, but not solely relying on the internet for the exchange? How can we meet people half way so to say? LesVoiZines hosts Zine Happenings which encourage artists (and amateurs) to share their art and to network. The connections made at these zine happenings lead to artists being invited to share their work abroad, and this adds depth to the artists home base. This equal exchange of art and nourishment is vital to the future of art and it's proliferation and creation by not only the elite but of the "common" people.
I think that holding more international events, providing for the coverage of travel costs, and creating more opportunities for residencies within Flanders, will help make long lasting cultural exchanges that will help enrich the art culture of not only Flanders (which can help highlight the importance of Flanders and Belgium in the art world) but of every country involved. The best way to reflect, which leads to creation, is leaving your place of origin and shifting the context of your life. In that way you see more clearly where you have come from and where you are going. I believe only progress can come from such exchanges. Why not help facilitate the movement of art in a sustainable and thoughtful way.
9-15u, 20u-12u M-F 9-5 S X Sunday
CET-Central European Time-UTC +1
Dutch, English, Spanish
Letizia Acosta / firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on previous workshop experiences, I wonder about the next challenges: How to create the feeling of “togetherness” between participants in a workshop experience? How to construct together, beyond the limitations of nationalities or regionalism? What do we mean by the pronoun “We” in the context of digital media? These questions work as signs to follow, doubts to think and reflect upon.
Our project will centre on the idea of ‘artistic quality’ as descriptive rather than prescriptive. We seek a series of conversations between artist run organsiations around how notions of artistic quality can be remade in dialogue with an environment: to combine responsive, experimental programming with a real openness to diverse participation.