DEADLINE FRI11JUL 2014
Due to the great demand that followed the first exhibition-club night “Deep Trash Italia”, CUNTemporary is now accepting new proposals for the second episode of this unique event: calling for performances, dance, videos and interactive artworks to be shown on Saturday 30 August 2014. “DEEP TRASH ITALIA: Eurosex Edition” will take place at the East London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in support of Archivio Queer Italia – the first Italian platform on queer art, theory and activism.
We accept proposals by artists of any artistic background and nationality. Themes may include, but are not restricted to:
- the impact of TV & pop culture on sexuality
- the sexual politics of “canzonetta” (pop song)
- the influence of gossip on general knowledge
- the agency of kitsch, camp and humour on culture and aesthetics
- how pastiche challenges normativity, essentialism and originality
- fashioning sexualities
- feminism and the soft-porn generation
- the influence of ethnocentrism on gender and heteronormativity
- critique of nationalisms and their construction through the media
- translating (or failing to interpret) cultural differences
To apply please email Giulia Casalini at firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “DEEP TRASH APPLICATION” and including the following information:
1) Name and surname
2) Place of birth (city and country)
3) Place of residency (city and country)
4) A written proposal (no more than 500 words) and, if available, images of the work
5) Website of the artist/collective or portfolio
We aim to respond to all applications as soon as possible. Selected artists will be notified by 15 July. Deadline is Friday, 11 July 2014.
About Archivio Queer Italia
The Archivio Queer Italia (AQI) project was founded by Giulia Casalini (co-director of CUNTemporary) with the support of CUNTemporary in London. AQI is the first Italian platform for queer art, theory and activism. The two strands of this project consist of:
1. The incorporation of a database to create a virtual archive of artistic, theoretical and activist expressions related to Italy.
2. Creating spaces and mobile events for the display of such activities (e.g. art fairs, museums, institutions, street interventions).
Parallel to these activities AQI regularly publishes news on queer and feminist issues and lists events and activities taking place in Italy. AQI also organises “Teoremi”, a bi-annual itinerant performance festival against sexual and gender discriminations in Italy.