OPEN CALL FOR METROPOLIS - the leading Nordic platform for site-specific, cross-disciplinary performance and art (Denmark)
Københavns Internationale Teater (KIT) launched Metropolis as a biennale in 2007. After five successful editions with some 75 productions for a public of more than 250,000, KIT is now programming Metropolis as an annual international season of site-specific work from April to October.
Metropolis is an annual curated platform presenting 5-10 site-specific projects and a programme of residencies, workshops and the Nordic Urban Lab.
Statement by the organisers:
Our artistic approach: We are committed to art as an essential part of the notion of a dynamic and democratic public realm, where diversity and constructive dialogue is kept alive. The work we present is contemporary, innovative, performative, often interdisciplinary, sometimes participatory and always connected with the city – as a collection of sites and situations, as existing and possible narratives/issues, as interconnecting communities.
Formats include performance based (theatre, dance, performance, circus, music, sound) site-specific work, community and process based work, visual and media installations, performative architecture design, audio and staged walks. We operate on large scale with popular events, which capture the city, and also on micro scale with individual walks and one-to-one experiences.
Metropolis explores the city – physically and metaphysically. We mainly use non-cultural spaces, and we try to expand the notion of public in the city by locating projects in unknown, unresolved, unused spaces, and also by challenging the use of public realm in contemporary urban society. We are fascinated by playing with fictive scenarios and real situations. The restaging of the everyday.
Venues include city squares, post-industrial wastelands, unused spaces, rooftops, residential areas and backyards, in between spaces, non-spaces, empty buildings, temporary constructed and mobile spaces, the peripheries of the city’s landscapes and waterscapes.
For 2017, we are focusing on existing works or works produced for 2017, which can be adapted to specific sites and contexts.
For 2018, we are also open to proposals for coproduction and co-commissioning and to develop concepts and ideas.
Deadline: 15 January 2017