Call for entries
Deadline: 30 June 2013

antiAtlas of Borders

The call for proposals is opened in order to select original productions for the exhibition that will take place at la Compagnie, from 13 December 2013 to 1rst March 2014. Because of its transdisciplinary nature, the antiAtlas of Borders offers multiple levels of involvement and participation. Visitors will engage with a variety of transmedia applications within a space punctuated with interactive sculptures, installations and videos. This playful exhibition will stimulate the public through the interaction with robots, drones and video games. This is an exhibition to engage with: try it yourself!

The curator and the artistic and scientific committee are looking for various proposals (artworks, net. Art, photo, video, testimonies, documentaries, video games …) showing different ways to experience the borders. Proposals from migrants, professionals and artists are welcome, in order to contribute to prepare a resolutely participatory exhibition.

Composition of the jury

The proposals will be selected by a scientific and artistic committee:
Isabelle ARVERS (art curator specialized in web art)
Cédric PARIZOT (Anthropologist, coordinator of the research program antiAtlas, IMéRA, IREMAM, CNRS, Aix Marseille University),
Jean CRISTOFOL (Philosopher, ESAA, Aix en Provence),
Anne-Laure AMILHAT-SZARY (Geographer, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble), representing the European research program Euroborderspaces (7e PCRD)
Paul Emmanuel ODIN (Critic, ESAA, responsible for the programming of la Compagnie)
Nicola MAI (Anthropologist, London Metropolitan University, London),
Antoine VION (Sociologist, LEST, Aix Marseille University)

Launch date of the call for proposals: 7 May 2013
Deadline for reception of the proposals: 30 June 2013
Selection of the proposals by the committee: 31 July 2013

Send the proposals at the following address :

The antiAtlas website :

Project lead:
Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research (IMéRA – AMU/CNRS)
Art school of Aix-en-Provence (ESAA)
Laboratory Pacte (Université de Grenoble)
Isabelle Arvers (independant curator)
Institute for Researchand Study of the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM – AMU/CNRS)
Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology (LAMES – AMU/CNRS)
La compagnie, art creation and exhibition place in Marseille

Aix-Marseille University (AMU)
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Marseille-Provence 2013 (MP 2013)
The city of Aix-en-Provence
Regional Fund for Contemporary Art (FRAC)
Network of French Institutes of Advanced Studies (RFIEA)
National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH)
World Custom Organization (WCO)

Media partners:
Journal of Borderlands Studies
Ventilo (cultural bimonthly)
MCD ((Digital music and cultures)