Emma 2017 THE THEORY OF LEAVES > OPEN CALL for participants at Santa Zita Institute Offagna (Ancona, Italy)

Emma is a non-profit organisation founded in Spain in 2016 from the desire to support and share artistic knowledge production and practice by creating learning and residential opportunities for artists and other cultural producers through diverse forms of presence such collective gatherings and presentations.

This year Emma will launch in an old monastery in central Italy THE THEORY OF LEAVES, a four-days program dressed as a practice of learning from each other and thinking together. As described in La vie des plantes by Emanuele Coccia, the encounter's title suggests to look at the plants as model for collaboration among human and non-human spheres able to generate a system in which mutual influences define the climate within it. In virtue of this disposition, during four days the ensemble will cohabit in the same place rhythming time through a daily program of demonstration, self-fiction and speculation, connecting artistic and philosophical issues to affective, social and cultural dimensions and using it as an initiatory preamble to imagine scenarios collectively.

Emma gives the opportunity to other artists to join the inaugural meeting free of charge offering up to five fully funded grants that cover daily meals and accommodation as well a maximum of 250€ to reimburse travel expenses. 

To answer the call, you should reply to the question, What moves you?

Deadline: 28 May 2017

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