Deadline:
Dec
03
2010
Call for Artworks:

Secret Heart - Short story competition / Deadline prolonged: December 3, 2010

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POSTED BY: Evelin Stermitz | Sun Nov 14th, 2010 3:46 p.m.

Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
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In the year of Chopin Slovenian art group KOLEKTIVA and FPSW Foundation for
Promotion Contemporary Art is inviting you to write a short story about
Chopin’s heart whereabouts during the WWII.

*Deadline: December 3, 2010*
*The best story will be awarded with 100 EUR!*

Before the funeral, pursuant to Chopin’s dying wish (which stemmed from a
fear of being buried alive), his heart was removed and preserved in alcohol,
perhaps brandy. His sister later took it in an urn to Warsaw, where it was
sealed within a pillar of the Holy Cross Church on Krakowskie Przedmieście,
beneath an inscription from Matthew VI:21: “For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.” Chopin’s heart has remained there—except for
a period during World War II, when it was removed for safekeeping—within the
church that was rebuilt after its virtual destruction during the 1944 Warsaw
Uprising.
(Wikipedia)

After Chopin died in Paris, his sister brought his heart back here, as he
wished. It was interred in the church. A music-loving German general - a
notorious war criminal, as it happened - help save it when the Nazis leveled
the church after uprising.
(Searching for Chopin, Finding Poland’s Past by Michael Kikmmelman
Published in New York Times on October 3, 2009)

*We are looking for a fiction short story about the hiding of the heart. Who
and how many people were involved, how and where it was hidden? What
happened during the hiding? How it was found out again and restored in the
new church?*

The story about the course of events during the hiding of the heart might be
or might be not intertwined with real facts.

*ENTRY CONDITIONS*

Length: Up to 1.500 words
Language: Polish or English
Eligibility: Everyone can apply
Author must also include following data: Name, Surname, Address, Phone
Number or E-mail

*Stories must be submitted to the e-mail: kolektiva@gmail.com no later than
December 3, 2010*

*The best story will be awarded with 100 EUR!*

With the sending of the story you give KOLEKTIVA and Program Gallery the
permission to:
- use your story in the art project Secret Heart (installation in the
gallery)
- translate in English
- publish it on the internet (on the website: www.special-place.net)
- publish it in a small booklet (accompanying publication to the exhibition)

If you do not clearly specify in your submission, that you don’t give the
permission for any of the above mentioned, we will consider that you agree
with all paragraphs.

More information:
http://www.special-place.net
http://www.fpsw.org
http://www.kolektiva.org/archives/66

KOLEKTIVA will present the best stories at the exhibition Secret Heart in
Program Gallery in Warsaw in December 2010. KOLEKTIVA will respect the
copyrights of the authors and will clearly state the authorship of each
story.

We are looking forward to receive your stories!
KOLEKTIVA

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