We invite artists to submit proposals for a special part of Kaunas 2022 CityTelling Festival program “Disrupted Life: Live Stories”. These are artistic interventions in various places in Kaunas and Kaunas District, where artists will present their current experiences and their relationship with the history of the city.

We are looking for artists from different disciplines (painters, photographers, poets, musicians, etc.) to present their story and artwork in a place of interest to them. We expect works of art of different genres and forms: performance, temporary video, light or sound installation, painting, dance, poem, etc.

Artistic interventions will be delivered live and/or broadcasted online during CityTelling Festival. Duration of presentation/broadcast – up to 30 minutes.

Send your portfolio and idea for the festival via e-mail daiva@kaunas2022.eu till August 3, 2020. (Pdf format, up to 10 MB or via WeTransfer, etc.).
Shortly describe your idea and chosen place to present it in Kaunas or Kaunas District.
Selected proposals will be included in CityTelling Festival 2020 program.

We encourage to raise the following and similar questions:
How have current challenges affected me as a person, an artist?
What new reflections, creative explorations did this experience inspire?
How do I relate my experience to the experience of my parents, grandparents, residents of this city in times of crisis?
Do I recognize myself in them?

The priority will be given to artist ideas that respond to the theme of the festival, seek new forms of telling stories, and choose undiscovered places for its’ presentation (streets, squares, apartments, alternative spaces, etc.). We encourage you to think about initiatives that are safe and appropriate to conditions of possible quarantine in Autumn.

CityTelling festival is planned to take place on October 8–11, 2020 and it unites everyone who likes stories. This year, the festival will not only be dedicated to the past. Responding to the reality of the (post)pandemic world, the festival will invite to look at today’s experiences from a historical perspective; to reflect on the personal and historical experiences of our generation and generation of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents in the difficult times of wars, occupation, exile, persecution, etc.

Curator of the festival Daiva Citvarienė, daiva@kaunas2022.eu
Coordinator of the festival Justina Petrulionytė-Sabonienė, justina@kaunas2022.eu


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