SOUNDZZ.Z.ZZZ...Z – CALL FOR ARTISTS
Does your artistic practice involve sound art, intermedial performance, or ephemeral sound installations? The Kunstmuseum Luzern and Lucerne Festival seek out new, unconventional projects that are equally rooted in the realms of the visual arts and of music. Both of these institutions firmly believe that image and sound complement each other in highly sensory and inspiring ways. Therefore, they are sponsoring the “Soundzz.z.zzz…z” Competition, which is intended to explore the fertile meeting ground between sounds and images, artistic expression for the ears and the eyes, music and the visual arts. The competition is aimed at artist/s (single artist or teams) who are asked to develop a new project at this intersection between music and the visual arts. The key is an interest in the interaction between both disciplines. The form is left open to candidates. Examples of what we are looking for might include an intervention, an initiative or special action, a work of performance art, a performance presentation, a concept that evolves during the course of the Festival, a series of performances, or another kind of event or happening. The site or venue is therefore open and to be chosen by the applicants, but it needs to show coherence with the project. The central theme for Lucerne Festival in 2017 is “Identity”: Who am I? The theme involves issues relating to nationality, culture, gender, religion, and much more. The project must have a reference to the theme “Identity”, references to the Festival programming and to the exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum are not expected but are possible. The project should be self-sufficient and exist on its own terms.