Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival > Open Call for Experimental Performance Works (Cyprus)

Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival (BFPAF) showcases new and experimental work by local and international artists, challenges physical and artistic barriers, and creates opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas. The 2020 edition will take place end of November – early December (dates tbc) with the theme ‘Displacement: people, ideas and artistic practice’.

Some questions that explore the festival concept:

  • What does ‘displacement’ mean to you (artistically and personally)?

  • How do you perceive the relationship between migration, mobility, and displacement, and how can we differentiate between them?

  • How do you understand ‘mobility’ as an experience of people, ideas and practices, in your own reality or that of others?

  • How do you understand displacement as a process, an ever-changing process that spans through time, memory, and aesthetics? Does this relate with nostalgia, and how?

  • How is displacement manifested as a day-to-day practice? What does it mean during the COVID-19 crisis, in social/physical isolation and confinement conditions?

Buffer offers performance spaces in three cities, Nicosia, Famagusta and Limassol, and invites artists to propose work that resonates with the festival theme and that is inherently process-based and collaborative. Selected artists will share their creative process (online or offline) during autumn 2020 in the lead up to performing (preferably offline) during the festival.

All forms of experimental performance work are accepted, which can contain (but are not limited to) theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, installation/visual art and other cross-disciplinary elements. Moreover, the festival welcomes proposals for participatory, durational, and/or site-specific formats.

Participating artists will receive an honorarium of €1500 for groups (over 3 people), or €800 for solo artists & duos.

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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