As one of the seven finalists for the LIVE WORKS performance art award, CurandiKatz will be in residency at Centrale Fies in Trentino from June 11-20.
The performance art award presentation will be on July 30
Following is the jury’s statement on the selection of the seven finalists:
As Live Works Performance Award’s jury members who picked out the finalists, we would like to once again thank everyone who joined the call.
The large number of contenders and the high quality of many applications helped to define the award’s profile, asked us to make a further effort to understand the projects and to evaluate them: it was a great opportunity to exchange ours opinions.
In accord with the announcement, our first choice fell on performances related to visual arts.
The curators and the organization preferred giving a positive evaluation to projects in which the phase of residence would have been the most important to develop the work. For that reason the already known projects’ proposals were penalized.
In accord with these criteria, the parameters that contributed the most to indicate the finalists were: the projects’ experimental inclination to the renewal of the languages, the proposed researchs’ cultural interest, the coherence with the general economy of the project (geography, a non-linear view of historical-artistic development), the evaluations of each member and everything emerged during our opinions’ exchange.
Following all of these considerations, we decided to provide space for two additional projects furthermore to the five winners. We hope to have chosen the best ones. Maybe other works would have deserved to stand in front of the public. By the way, for us this contest indicated how vital is the performative research in this historical period, as medium to read the present and as hope to look at the future.