DISKURS is a festival at the interface between art and theory. Since 1984 it has been organised annually or biennially at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen.
DISKURS35 will take place from 11-17 October 2021 and invites regional and international art and theory makers, students and interested people to come together, see, show, discuss and ask questions during these seven days.
DISKURS confronts the ongoing pandemic situation with the greatest possible permeability. Since the beginning of this crisis, the cultural scene has been riddled, conditioned, shaken and inspired by porosity. Therefore, this year they invite artistic, theoretical and conceptual positions that provide approaches to address the word ‘porous’.
They are looking forward to constructive proposals that deal with the threatening instability and vulnerability that porosity entails, on the one hand, and with generative potential resulting from it, on the other.
A special focus this year is on the permeability between digital and analogue formats. Thus, you are encouraged to submit not only digital formats, but also works that seek new directions in analogue reality.
Exciting proposals are sought from the fields of performance, installation, media art, as well as lectures, discussion series and all hybrid or undefined formats. Work in progress is as welcome as workshop formats.
In addition, two short residencies (of two weeks each, 27 September – 10 October 2021) will be offered during the festival, inviting those involved with theory and art to work on research projects on site, which can be presented during the festival period.
For festival presenters, DISKURS will offer a professional fee (at least 300€ per person) and accommodation as well as an allowance for traveling (up to 140€) and material costs for artistic works (up to 150€). For residents, DISKURS provides: a fee (min. 800€), accommodation in Gießen, a working/studio space, an allowance for material costs (min. 140€).