Open Call for contemporary dance & performance artists. Laboratory with Mette Edvardsen

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During the laboratory the participants will develop new solo creations that will be included in the programme of the #2 EXPLORING PLUREALITIES Symposium, in the month of September 2023, at WASP - Working Art Space And Production.
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**During the laboratory Mette Edvardsen will tackle the role and form of language being written in contemporary performance creations. The techniques proposed include the current practices of the artist present in her personal creations, as well as in her doctoral thesis at The University of Arts in Oslo, also alongside the recurrent practices used in her works.
**The relationship we have with space and what it evokes are important questions in Mette Edvarsen’s work. How do we behave and move in a certain medium, how is it producing us or how do we produce it? What are the actions taking place in space and what is the performative potential of the built medium? The movement of the public and the ways it interacts with space can be understood as both choreographic material and proposal.
The work process will tackle a technique centered around collective feedback given by all participating artists. The results of the laboratory will consist of 4 new solo creations produced by 4Culture Association as part of the project EXPLORING PLUREALITIES.
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The laboratory will take place at WASP-Working Art Space & Production in between 15 August - 20 September. The practice sessions mentored by Mette Edvardsen will take place both online and on site at the 4Culture studio at WASP.
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-CV and / or a biography in romanian or english
-A description of the proposed concept for the solo creation (max. -2 pages of text, can have attached any other relevant information - sketches, drawing, critical references, etc.)
-Portfolio / link to videos
Participation is open to Romanian artists working in the performance and contemporary dance fields, of any age, gender or race. The laboratory will be held in English.
The selected artists will benefit from a fee, workspace, technical and artistical support.
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The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. She has worked since 1994 as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and has been developing her own work since 2002.
She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015, and the focus program Idiorritmias at MACBA in Barcelona in 2018. Her project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine is ongoing since 2010, presented twice at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels in 2013 & 2017, Sydney Biennale in 2016, Index Foundation in Stockholm in 2019, Oslobiennalen First Edition in 2019-2020, Trust & Confusion at Tai Kwun Arts in Hong Kong in 2021, Sao Paulo Biennale 2021. She will bring several pieces to Amant in New York in 2022, and develop a project in residence at Les Laboratoires des Aubervilliers in Paris 2022/ 2023.
Mette Edvardsen is structurally supported by Norsk Kulturråd (2021 - 2025), BUDA Arts Centre Kortrijk (2017 - 2021) and she is associated artist at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie (France) for the period 2019 - 2021. She is currently finalizing her research as a Phd candidate at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
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By implementing transdisciplinary activities in the field of contemporary performing and visual arts, the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project aims to develop the audience and support contemporary art creators in Romania, in partnership with Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen and in cooperation with Romanian and international artists and professionals. Creating a favorable framework for the development of art, through opportunities for professional evolution - job shadowing and mentoring, the project implemented by the 4Culture Association proposes a progressive approach, based on analysis and prospecting of innovative directions, by identifying and assuming hybrid artistic formats.
4Culture projects have a European dimension, the potential to multiply the results and a large public exposure. Through the PERSPECTIVES IN MOTION activity within the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project, we propose two symposia and a digital platform, which will enable the resources of 4Culture and its partners and will ensure a dissemination of productions made for new audiences for contemporary performing arts - dance, performance, and visual arts (installations, new media projects and digital art).
Project promoter: ASOCIATIA 4 CULTURE
Project partner: METTE EDVARDSEN (Norway)
Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă, Empower Art & Artists, Revista Golan.
Amount of non-reimbursable financing (85% EEA Grant and 15% national budget): 963,612 lei (195,288.49 euros)
Duration: 24 months
Project financed by the EEA Grants 2014 - 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.
EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic States.
The three donor countries are cooperating closely with the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The donors have provided € 3.3 billion through the consecutive grant scheme between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, EEA grants amount to € 1.55 billion. More information on: and
RO-CULTURE is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Program is approximately 34 million euros. More details are available on