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16 Apr 2024

Residency DOOR Residency 2024

DOOR Foundation Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands

Door Foundation

Opportunity Description

Europe Regional Deadline: May 23, 2024 – Through this open call, DOOR Foundation invites performers to delve into body politics, intersectional representation, and collective choreographies of unrest under the curatorial theme of ‘Choreomania — Bodily Excess, Collective Unrest’.

Over a span of a 2-month long residency, selected performers will embark on an artist development programme encompassing conceptual exploration, research, skill development, collaboration, and production of new artistic work.

Through group and individual workshops with academics, curators and artists, the participants merge theory with practice, culminating in substantive archival documentation made in collaboration with sound design and videography mentors – converging into the production of tangible artistic outputs.

September and October 2024.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be a legal EU resident – outside of the Netherlands.

Choreomania — Bodily Excess, Collective Unrest

Choreomania, deemed ‘the dancing plague’ by those in positions of medical-, religious-, and/or social power, describes instances of collective mass eruptions that occurred primarily between the 14th and 17th century. These ‘dance manias’ are conventionally portrayed as unregulated frenzied gatherings wherein people participated until complete exhaustion. 

Throughout this programme, we centre choreomania as a collective response to social crises that finds manifestation (with)in and through the body. In doing so, we question normative processes and relations of power that seek to regulate dissent and disruption by framing them as uncivil, diseased, or mad — positioning them as other.

By re-shifting the conceptual focus and seeing the underpinnings of choreomania as excessive and expressive bodies existing in opposition to hegemonic systems we aim at developing a critical curatorial strategy that intersects notions of queerness, alterity, (dis)order, excessiveness, disciplinarity and resistance wherein choreomania is not just integrated as theme but also as methodology.

Mentorship, Stipend, Studio, Accommodation, Travel.

  • Studio
    The residency will take place at the Hembrugterrein, Zaandam, NL (Metropolitan Region Amsterdam). This historical, industrial site dates back to 1928 which, along with other properties on the premises, used to be a part of the ammunition production facility for the Dutch Ministry of Defense. Participants will be working in an open-plan layout where the shared studio spaces are housed within the characteristic industrial setting. The space allocated to each artist averages around 150m2.
  • Accommodation
    Participants will be provided with accommodation within a short distance from the studio space. They will be able to build a close relationship with each other within this shared space, but also have the comfort of their private rooms. The accommodation includes a kitchen and all the other necessary facilities for the two-month residency period.
  • Travel costs
    The travel cost for artists to come and leave the Netherlands will be fully covered. Refer to FAQ for more details.

​APPLY ONLINE – No Application Fee

DOOResidency is a non-profit organisation focusing on activities fostering artistic experimentation and collaborative practices within the field of contemporary art. Through re-purposing vacant and underused buildings we set up unconventional spaces for creative projects. Our programme concentrates on ephemeral, site-specific and conceptual art.​

Opportunity Categories: + Curatorial and + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Residency. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Extended Deadlines, and Open to European Artists Only. Benefits: *No Participation Fee, Housing Support, In-Kind Benefit, Materials Support, Residency, Stipend, Studio Access, and Travel Allowance.

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