Metropolis in Copenhagen, Denmark and 12 municipalities across the country are looking for 130 artists for Walking Landscapes.
Walking Landscapes connects art and nature in a programme of 130 artistic walks through different Danish landscapes in the period June to October 2021.
Each artist will walk for 12 hours through different landscapes and send signs of life via livestream every hour. These signs of life can be a performative action, storytelling, conversation/meeting, interaction with the place, collection of material, etc. completely dependent on the concept. Audiences can be invited to participate along the way.
Great artistic diversity is sought in the project. This open call is therefore for both performers/stage directors, dancers/choreographers, visual artists, musicians/composers/sound artists, writers/playwrights, (landscape) architects, film and photography artists, scenographers, designers/artisans and others with relevant art and art-related qualifications and experience in contemporary art.
The project presupposes that the artist has an interest in and can work with the theme ‘landscape’. The artist is encouraged to see this as an opportunity to participate in an artistic, interdisciplinary development project with a focus on developing and qualifying the site-specific walking art.
The artist must have knowledge of / an affiliation to the region he/she is walking in. The participating municipalities are: Bornholm – Frederikshavn / Skagen – Nykøbing Falster / Guldborgsund – Randers – Roskilde – Silkeborg – Vejle – Viborg – Vordingborg / Møn – Aabenraa – Aalborg – Aarhus. Local affiliation can e.g. be being a resident, having a holiday home in the area, visiting the place regularly, being raised there, having worked intensively in the area, etc.
The walks are carried out continuously from mid-June to mid-October, 10 days in each municipality.
Rules for the walk:
The walk lasts 12 hours.
The walk is created and carried out by one artist, who can, however, arrange meetings along the way.
The artist sends signs of life via livestream every hour.
A concept for live audience participation must be developed.
The invited artists are paid DKK 10,000 (~1350 EUR) plus any costs. Technical equipment for live-streaming is provided.