PEERS Call For Applications 2023/24

The PEERS Call for Application for the 2023/23 cohort is live now.

We are looking up to five mid-career artists with profound artistic practice in theatre, dance, performance or film. Candidates must hold an MA or an equivalent degree. They will be expected to develop research and peer learning methodologies, as well as have a viable research plan.

Please apply for the new cohort via the official Application-link. Application deadline is the 30. September 2022 at 17:00 (CEST).

For more information on the Call for Application, check out the official Call PDF.

For more information on the PEERS programme, please check out the PEERS subsite.

PEER Anouk Hoogendorn at London Conference in Critical Thought

08. – 09. July 2022 – Birkbeck College, University of London

Anouk will be part of the London Conference in Critical Though within the panel ‘The Undercommons: Wilderness and Alternative Strategies ‘ as part of the Art Practice and Critical Pedagogy stream.
The title of her input is ‘Relaying Lures: Language in Artistic Research,’ where she proposes to give a performance lecture that puts forward an exploration of words and ways that do not register in typical parameters of language and experience. This performance lecture aims to explore the difference between the lure of gifting a name and the possible reduction or violence by this very capture. How to think with both the necessity of articulating in the sense of relaying or setting out a lure for thought-thinking while not letting those fall back into a reduction of experience? How to craft conditions for the qualities of variation in the world to be felt, tending and tuning to those differences that do not register in typical parameters of what counts, of what is counted?

For more information on the conference, check out their website.

PEER Sam Crane at Athens Digital Arts Festival 2022

25. – 29. May 2022 – Athens, Greece

Sam has participated in the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2022. He gave a talk about his work and also received an award for his film “We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On”, which won 1st prize in the Video Art category. Further he held a performance lecture, in which he articulated the methods for performing Shakespeare inside video games, that took place for an in-game audience inside GTA Online, and simultaneously for a real life audience in the lecture hall in Athens.

For further information on the Festival, please visit their website.

The Future Of The Earth Performance by Patrick Gusset

15. – 18. June 2022 – 19:30 – Zentrale Pratteln | Live Stream via ROXY Birsfelden, Gessnerallee, Theater Chur, KlimaKontor and the Natural History Museum Basel

Patrick Gusset’s performance series ” The Future Of The Earth” takes scientific facts and makes them a sensual experience. Using the artistic method of pre-enactment, the consequences of global warming will be played out over four evenings by a transdisciplinary team of artists and scientists as part of a performance series. Each evening a different part of either a best case or worst case climate scenario will be presented and discussed.

Find out more about the pre-enactment series on their website.

New PEERS Cohort meets at Cima Citta

On March 3rd to 5th, the first meeting of the six PEERS of the second cohort took place in beautiful Ticino in an old chocolate factory called Cima Citta. Due to the current situation, unfortunately not all of our cohort were able to travel to Ticino therefore we worked in a hybrid format. Four of our PEERS were able to attend on site and two of them attended via Zoom. The intent of the first meeting was about sharing, aiming to present the individual research projects to the group for the first time, to receive feedback from the group, to cook, to walk and to get to know each other.

PEERS alumni Hendirk Quast’s WDR radio play “Nagelneu” awarded “Radio Play of the Year 2021”

The WDR radio play “Nagelneu” with Peers alumni Hendrik Quast was awarded “Radio Play of the Year 2021” by the Deutschen Akademie der Darstellenden Künste (German Academy of Performing Arts). “It is very special that this unusual acoustic production, its text genesis and way of speaking have prevailed! But it is also nice to notice that the persistence in wanting to make other (humor) forms, arts and voices (of a different class) audible has paid off!”, comments Hendrik upon receiving the award.

You can find the radio play in the ARD media library.

The 3rd Cycle congratulates Hendik and the rest of the team for the award and their amazing work.