BIO
MoTA is a unique platform dedicated to the research and production of the Transitory, Experimental and Live Art forms. It is a museum without physical space. Its programs are realised in different locations and contexts, both in material and virtual space. All MoTA's activities reflect constant research of art and its production and representation conditions. Every artist, researcher or institution is perceived as an equal partner, all together aiming at over-passing social differences and exclusive modes of working.

MoTA is also an artistic-curatorial initiative whose field of action is a continuous redefinition of methods of activity. It deals with themes of contemporary errors and strategies of our realities and societies in order to produce ideas, actions and reactions. It is in constant search for the new, the uncertain and the undefined. With MoTA we redefine the notion of museum in bringing in new ways in the politics of representation (mobile exhibitions, live art, sound art, art in the public space, site-specific, workshops) and archiving (ArtistTalk, Mediateque, online museum)

MoTA mobilises art and other communities in order to produce new thoughts, actions and directions in existing realities. It measures contact with the public outside of artistic circles and generates discussion outside auto-reflective concepts of artworks.

MoTA organizes support actions for transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. The program is happening throughout the year in different partner cities of Europe and beyond. It is conceived through an open and collaborative approach of international curators and artists and is enriched with in depth research of yearly focus.

In a time when temporary production, consumption, representation, communication are becoming our everyday and change our habits, our culture is temporary culture, therefore our art is temporary art. Now it is time to question the production and representation strategies of physical and media reality.

MOTA is also the first regular artist-in-residency program in Slovenia, with the purpose to give a living and working environment to foreign artists in Ljubljana.
We understand our residency program as a platform for dialogue and collaborative work. Working closely with artists, researchers and curators, we aim to develop long-term and sustainable collaborations and engage with projects which mobilise art and other communities in order to produce new thoughts, actions and directions.
Discussions (0) Opportunities (2) Events (0) Jobs (0)
OPPORTUNITY

TRIBE SHARED RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN LJUBLJANA, PRAGUE, ISTANBUL, NICOSIA


Deadline:
Sat Apr 20, 2013 00:00

Location:
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana with CIANT (Prague), BIS (Istanbul) and ARTos (Nicosia)
announce

TRIBE SHARED RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN LJUBLJANA, PRAGUE, ISTANBUL, NICOSIA...
as part of
T.R.I.B.E. ARTIST AND RESEARCH RESIDENCIES 2013-2014

T.R.I.B.E. - a new network of residency spaces in the Balkans and East Europe, dedicated to research and production of Transitory Art, launches its first open call for artistic and research residencies to take place between March 2013 and April 2014. TRIBE network aims to examine vital cultural, political and social questions in a way that will produce fresh perspectives via research and artistic outputs.

MORE INFO & APPLICATION:
http://transitoryart.org/tribe-open-call/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 April 2013
DEADLINE for early bird applications for residencies starting in April 2012: 20 March 2013
Application form + more information on the theme: www.transitoryart.org


OPEN CALL FOR TRIBE RESIDENCIES 2013 for ARTISTS and RESEARCHERS

WHAT IS A TRIBE RESIDENCY?
A TRIBE residency is a production or research residency for artists and researchers taking place in at least one and maximum three cities - Ljubljana, Prague, Istanbul, Nicosia, Belgrade & other locations. TRIBE is a network
interested in forming a mobile group of artists and researchers to participate in explorations, discussions, interventions and innovations related to the first TRIBE theme: Transition & Utopia.

Works produced will be exhibited in two exhibitions taking place in Istanbul, Turkey and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Common events for TRIBE group, workshops and a symposium for researchers will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROJECTS INCLUDING:
1) (Monumental) public space interventions
2) Live art and symbols of nationalism (such as flash mobs/live art actions)
3) Projects researching transitions from analogue to digital media, obsolete technolgies and futurisms

TRANSITORY ART
=
PUBLIC SPACE RELATED PRACTICES +
EPHEMERAL (TIME BASED) PRACTICES +
POETIC & TECHNOLOGICAL CRITICAL MEDIA ARTWORKS


TO APPLY PLEASE PROVIDE:
- A project proposal
- Motivation for why you would like to work in the context of this particular residency (how its mission relates to your proposed project)
- How and why would you describe your work as transitory?
- A technical description and project development plan (including an indication of your planning divided between the organizations, i.e. what would you like to develop where and why - if applicable)
- A draft budget proposal

THEME: TRANSITION AND UTOPIA

Transition can be seen in acute forms in current political and social conditions and in the accelerated transition of social, religious and economic notions of value. In a situation of constant dislocation and perceived loss of values Transitory Art can play a vital role in adjusting perceptions and bringing forward new forms, considering and analysing not only longer-term solutions and structures, but also smaller, short-term interventions that can help trigger processes of change including at the socio- and geo-political level.

While the Balkans did enjoy a period of so-called independence they are now increasingly subject to historical Austro-Hungarian interests in new forms and re-entering a state of disempowered conomic dependence. This is accompanied by a loss of respect for human rights in Europe accompanied by growing nationalism at the European centre as well as the peripheries.

Both centre and periphery are experiencing an ever-harsher capitalist regime. This intensifies processes of migration from and across the Balkans. These conditions generate social, cultural and political uncertainty and a related lack of vision and leadership at a time when much of the region’s populations remain traumatised by constantly changing and deteriorating life conditions.

The forced and even catastrophic transitions occurring at all levels of human existence (intellectual, political, personal, media) produces widespread disorientation. Transitory Art is a process which responds to the consequences of transitional ‘realities’ which create such a widespread state of fear and uncertainty, and social and mental dead-ends.

In the current state, change seems an utopia. We believe that the role of art is to allow a space for the possibility of change, generating fresh perspectives and propose new solutions. We search for concepts and ideas in which the citizens of a dreamless Europe regain their power to change.

We are looking for critical artists working in the field of media and transitory art, interventions and exploratory critical researchers and curators. The project focuses on the Balkans and the East but welcomes projects adressing the theme in a broader way.

Online application form + more information on the theme:
http://transitoryart.org/tribe-submission/

For those who want to start in the first residency period in April 2013, we will take into consideration all proposal received by 20th March.
All remaining applicants will be informed by 15 May 2013.


OPPORTUNITY

ArtistTalk Best Interview Award 2012


Deadline:
Sat Dec 15, 2012 23:59

Location:
Slovenia

ArtistTalk – Culture and Knowledge Platform,
a project by MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Ljubljana
in partnership with CIANT Prague, WRO Art Center, Wrocław
announces:

OPEN CALL FOR BEST INTERVIEW

ArtistTalk Culture and Knowledge platform invites you to submit your video recordings to an international competition for the best interview with an artist or cultural worker of any medium, profile or age.

ArtistTalk is an online collection of interviews about art and culture, to which you may contribute with a video interview. We invite you to engage in conversation with your favorite or
least favorite artists, ask the right questions, engage in a debate on their work, and share your interview with everyone on ArtistTalk!

The most creative and original interview will receive a 1000 euro prize.

COMPETITION DETAILS
Competition start 17 September 2012
Deadline: 15 December 2012 at 23:59 (GMT)
Open to: everyone above 18 years old

Prizes:
1st prize 1000 euro // 2nd prize 700 euro // 3rd prize 300 euro

- Each month of the competition up to nine best videos chosen by the ArtistTalk curatorial group will be published at www.artisttalk.eu. The selected videos will be announced on 15th of October, 15Th of November and 15th of December 2012.

- Each month, one from among nine monthly published videos will be honored with a fee of 200,00 eur. The winner will be announced on 15th of October, 15Th of November
and 15th of December 2012.

- Among all received entries, the ArtistTalk curatorial group will select one winning video recording and two runners-up, which will be awarded money prizes and presented at www.artisttalk.eu.

- The main prizes include a free hotel accommodation and entry pass for the opening events of the 15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013 (May 8-12, 2013)

- Selected videos will be presented at 15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013 in Wrocław, ArtistTalk conference at Enter Festival 2013 in Prague and Sonica Festival 2013 in Ljubljana.

ELIGIBILITY
Participants must be 18 or older in order to apply.
Video recordings must be a maximum of fifteen minutes in length.
Each applicant can submit up to five interviews, but only one may be awarded.
Video recordings and interviews must be your original work and previously unpublished.
Video recordings which are not in English must include subtitles in English language.

HOW TO APPLY
1 Add your video on YouTube.
For any YouTube option you are required to open an account, but they are FREE and easy to setup. By uploading a video recording to YouTube you agree with their terms and conditions.
Please read carefully YouTube's Privacy Policy, Terms of Service or Community Guidelines before you submit any video recordings. Works which do not comply with these regulations
will be automatically removed.

2 After your video is uploaded, fill in the contest entry form, sign it and send it to artisttalk.award@gmail.com together with the link to your video.
Please don't forget to include your contact details in your email.
Should your video recording be selected, we will send you an agreement, which must be signed in order to receive any of the the prizes. We shall present the selected video recording/s on ArtistTalk, YouTube and Vimeo channels. The subject of the email should be:
artisttalk open call 2012 - surname - video's title.

DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for submission is 15 December 2012 at 23:59 (GMT).
Applications and video recordings submitted after deadline will not be considered.
Selected participants will be notified on the 15th of each month of the duration of the competition.
An award ceremony to announce the winners will take place in February 2013.

ENTRY FORM
Your entry is not complete until you fill out and send the contest entry form to artisttalk.award@gmail.com. The contest entry form must be signed and sent together with
a link to your video. Your video shall not be considered as a valid entry if you have not completed and signed the contest entry form. The winner of the ARTISTTALK BEST
INTERVIEW AWARD will be notified in January 2013 via e-mail.

http://artisttalk.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ArtistTalk-Best-Interview-award_TERMS-AND-CONDITIONS1.pdf

http://artisttalk.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ArtistTalk-Best-Interview-award_ENTRY-FORM.pdf

EVENT ORGANIZERS
ArtistTalk Best video interview award is organized and managed by KUD MoTA, Rožna dolina
cesta II/36, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija.