call: Eye’s Walk Digital Festival 2020
Deadline: 15 April 2020
Call for entries
“HermAphrodite: A tribute to Diversity”
Syros, 27-31 July 2020
“For the feminine and the masculine element of creation, we no longer need to speak in arguments but in praise. And the respect they deserve. And with the joy that they awaken us. “
French feminist theorist Monique Wittig points out that Woman is an “object” without freedom and autonomy while the only “subject” is male.
Before the law, fear and duality are all linked. The female with the female, the female with the male, the male with the female and the male with the male. And “they make war to make love.” (Eduardo Galeano)
Eye’s Walk Digital Festival starts a meeting between gender and identity that influence and shape the experiences, power and personal and social lives of all of us – Women, Men, Bisexuals and people with gender identity beyond the dominant dual identities.
“HermAphrodite” supports and participates in the project “We Are Here and Everywhere in the Balkans”, a research of history and culture of LGBTQ communities in the Balkans. A balkan project [Greece, Bulgary, Romania] awarded by the Cultural Management Academy Project Fund 2019 & Goethe Institut, with leading partner NGO ACCEPT / Romania.
Artists are encouraged to consider the following options regarding the locations and venue possibilities that the historical centre of the city of Ermoupolis offers:
• Video Art Installations at the Miaoulis square: max. duration 5 minutes. https://www.visitsyros.com/miaouli-square/
• Site specific installations / Performing art and dance exhibitions in public space, at and around Miaoulis square https://www.syrosisland.gr/en/place/miaouli-square/
We encourage proposals that will enhance the participation of the audience and the local communities.
max. duration 10 minutes
• Virtual Reality / Augmented reality installations.
Inspiration for the participants:
Eye’s Walk Digital Festival can provide digital material from the stories of LGBTQ communities in Romania [ongoing study of ACCEPT team].
The team of the Eye’s Walk Digital festival will be responsible for the curatorial work.
Starting from the island of Syros the project “HermAphrodite” may appear in other cities in Greece and abroad as an opportunity for the audience to connect with the public space through the art.
We welcome your application before April 15th, 2020
Visit our web page http://www.eyeswalk.gr