ART (OUT) OF HOME
RECRUITMENT: ART (OUT) OF HOME
Bytomski Teatr Tańca i Ruchu Rozbark (Rozbark Dance and Movement Theater) invites you to a two-month artistic residency entitled. “ART (OUT) OF HOME” as part of the “Culture – Interventions” program of the National Center for Culture.
The project is a several-stage artistic bridge – a chance to develop together in the era of the threat of war. We will create an online catalog from submissions from female and male artists who_were_forced_to_migrate due to armed conflicts from their countries. We will present the CV of the candidates on the Rozbark Theater’s sub-site, from which we will then select the resident artists. The purpose of creating a directory of male and female artists who_were_forced_to_emigrate due to armed conflicts from their countries is to enable them to find work in their profession. The residency plan for refugee_women artists and creators is aimed at multi-level integration of these people into the community of Polish artists of the Bytom Dance and Movement Theater Rozbark. Intervention in the existing reality is, in our understanding, to build a bridge through culture. We intend to base our work on the art of an author marked by wartime experience, moreover, associated with a city so currently recognized in connection with the ongoing conflict – Drohobycz. The hero of this description and the planned project is Bruno Schulz. Working through the trauma of war through the work of an artist who was consciously apolitical, creating worlds that were dark yet magical at the same time, can become a revealing method in the face of the cruelty of war.
The creation by resident artists of works accompanying the performance “Beasts”-directed by Anna Piotrowska-in the form of performance, film, music or installation, may turn out to be a transnational and universally humanistic experience.
The people we select – two for a maximum of 2 months – will undergo an induction process into the daily life of the group. In addition to regular classes in contemporary dance, classical dance, strength training, vocal emission and yoga, they will have the chance to create their own works. Together we will develop sound, movement and acting of cultural texts related to the struggle that are important to us. Literature and visual arts will be our most important point of reference because of their metaphorical and rhythmic values, which can be transformed into a work of interest to a wide audience.
Residents who_are invited_by us to work with us will be provided with accommodation in the guest rooms of Rozbark Theater, as well as a residency salary of 6000 PLN gross for the duration of two months of work.