“你不想被冻住，那是死亡的亲吻，所以你始终保持着液体状态, 并且是动态的，无论你是在击打，假装晕倒，或是对摔。”（黑荼·史戴尔, 液态公司）
试水：第二届“北京独立艺术空间”招募独立艺术项目／Be Water : OPEN CALL for IAS 2016
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OPEN CALL : BE WATER
“You don’t want to be frozen, that’s the kiss of death, so you’re always being liquid, and moving, whether you’re striking, faking fainting, or doing take-downs.” (Hito Steyerl, Liquidity Inc.)
Nothing is weaker than water,
But when it attacks something hard
Or resistant, then nothing withstands it,
And nothing will alter its way.
(Tao Te Ching, Chapter 78)
Open Call deadline: June 12th
The second edition of “Independent Art Spaces Beijing” welcomes independent art projects, no matter if you have a fixed location or are a collective occupying public spaces or private apartments or the digital space. Taking the question of independent art practice in China a step further we want to explore different possibilities of art space and their concepts. In a time, where space is not any more necessarily connected with a locality we want to also show projects of art that happen outside of the fixed institutional system. This years edition will again invite all Beijing-based art spaces to apply with a project, but also keep it open to proposals for projects especially created for this year’s edition.
The topic of this years edition will circle around the topic “BE WATER”. A proclamation for a practice that is neither fixed nor controlled, but rather fluid, flexible, essential and omnipresent in the small and big. Water incorporates everything, and everything is incorporated. Water is flexible, it's everywhere, and it's life-sustaining. Water has no shape; instead, it flows where it desires, and it alters its movement and speed as it wishes or as the need requires. Bruce Lee’s mantra, “Be water my friend” calls the ability to become anything you want and take any shape you like. “Be Water” calls for art projects that investigate this ability and make use of it.
The program in the different spaces will include exhibitions, performances, concerts, screenings, and lectures. The variety of programs mirrors the broad spectrum that Beijing’s and international independent space scene. Project proposals for the next edition can vary between all these event types, but should take place during the last week of August (August 22nd -28th). Besides the different events the app map of most of the independent art spaces all over China will be launched. This map will give an overview about the projects happening right now in China and will make it easier to get the spaces connected.
If you want to participate:
● Please send us a project proposal with a description of how you want to participate. The proposal should include the project (exhibition, performance, screening, talk, music performance, dinner etc.), the place, where it will take place, and a short background about the organizing body.
● If you are a space and want to participate, but would rather host another project, then to apply with one, please let us know!
● A jury will assess all proposals and select the participating project by the middle of June.
● Please send us your proposals before June 12th.
● Please send you project proposal to email@example.com
The organization team 组织者：
I: project space, Institute for Provocation, LAB47, ON SPACE
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