This artist callout has now closed and the lab series and artist exchange residency are unfolding. Please read more about the program and the inspiring people involved by heading over to our 2022 – 2024 Taiwan & Australia Choreography Exchange Program Page.
Critical Path has partnered with The Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney, Australia, to co-organise the 2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program. This program is open to artists from Sydney and Taiwan with a background in choreography or digital art.
This program offers choreographers (leveraging digital apparatus) or digital artists (leveraging choreography), the opportunity to deepen their practice, initiate collaborations, and lay foundations for future work.
Choreographic focused artists are particularly well placed to interrogate the fallout of the digital condition on the body, togetherness, and community. It is not technological breakthrough alone but the cultural innovation leveraging these new possibilities that shape the world.
Choreography is therefore advanced through this partnership by considered and playful mis-use of the tools of our time.
Not to replace but to expand the body.
To augment our reach and ability to connect.
To deepen discourse through curiosity.
Re-enchanting digital apparatus.
Rigorously interrogating ‘digital’ as our dominant cultural metaphor.
Because even a ‘digital future’ will also be a physical one.
Taiwanese and Australian based artists can apply to participate in either the Digital Enchantment Lab or the Choreographic Expansion Lab. Those who are selected may have the opportunity to take part in the second-phase Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residencies.
C-LAB Press release click here
Digital Enchantment Lab – June 20th until June 24th
This one-week lab is focused on choreography in digital contexts. It is open to dancers and choreographers who leverage digital tools in their work. Providing an environment for digital enhancement, creation and experimentation, led by well-known new media artist Linda Dement (Australia). This lab is to support participants in better integrating digital tools into their choreographic creations. It will also extend to discussions of data sovereignty, cultural sensitivity, and unique considerations of the digital context.
Choreographic Expansion Lab – June 27th until July 1st
This one-week lab is catered towards digital artists who collaborate with dancers or who incorporate choreography in their work. With an environment conducive to creation and experimentation and led by internationally renowned choreographer Eisa Jocson (Philippines), the workshop will help participants expand their choreographic vocabulary, and it’s power when integrating dance within digital environments.
Physical Futures Digital Exchange Residencies – 1st August until 12th August
From among the artists who complete a first-phase lab project, the organiser and lab facilitators will jointly select participants for second-phase residencies. This year, a joint two-week residency will take place onsite at Critical Path, connecting with Taiwan based artists via the internet. Artists may build on the work they have developed during the above-mentioned labs.
Labs and residencies will take place onsite at Critical Path for Australian artists who will connect and exchange online with their counterparts in Taipei.
This callout is for one artist per lab. Artists are required to demonstrate a connection to NSW or to Sydney. Upon completion of post lab survey, artist will invoice Critical Path for $1200 AUD per week for their participation in the one week Lab. The same rates are offered for the exchange residency.
Application Deadline | Monday the 18th of April – 17:00 AEST
Result Announcement | Late May 2022
Contact | [email protected]
To apply | Please complete this online form