Symposium for and about Nomadic Artists
Having flexibility of the mind, developing professionally and personally, challenging ideas and concepts, working in international collectives or simply travelling to perform in different countries... Mobility as an artistic strategy has many faces but what are the traces mobility leaves on people and their works? How is artistic potential unleashed in the encounter with the other and don't artist nomads need roots?
The international symposium "The Mobile Artist" aims at providing training opportunities for artists, stimulating artistic exchange and opening debates about current issues related to the creation of art. The symposium is curated by the performance group Oblivia.
The four-day-event includes two artistic workshops run by international artists from the performance and circus field, a roundtable discussion with keynote speakers about issues of artist nomadism, an expert roundtable about residences for performance artists, artistic discussions about why artists do what they do as well as a site-specific performance.
The workshops last 3 days and the participation fee is 150 euros. Please note that the workshops take place concurrently, so you can participate in one workshop. Registration deadline for the workshops is 7 May 2012, workshop places are limited.
The symposium in organised in co-operation with TEKIJÄ Theatre Touring Network project.
For further information please visit: http://www.esitystaide.fi/ohjelmisto/the-mobile-artist