FAR – festival of art as research


07. – 14. 05. 2012

Bahnhof e.V. ● Am Bahnhof 2 ● 28870 Ottersberg ● Germany

The Festival will take place in an extraordinary setting.
The old train-station building of Ottersberg, Northern Germany, is a place where young artists live and work together. It’s a place of experimentation and research. It offers the possibility to work in a number of different spaces (the former warehouse, in a circus tent, outside). The non-profit project is completely self-governed. Community and art are the central topics. We invite you to experience this inspiring and unique place.

The festival of art as research calls all artists who are interested in researching about the phenomenon “translation” in an interdisciplinary exchange.

Food and Accommodation

We will provide free food and accommodation throughout the week.

Participation and Application

If you are interested in participating in the festival as a researching artist, please send us an e-mail with the following details until the 15th of April 2012:
1. A short description of yourself and your work:
– a short CV (feel free to include any additional information about yourself that could be an interesting contribution to the
festival, even if it doesn’t seem directly connected to artistic practice)
– a brief personal statement about the themes of your work

2. Your ideas for the festival:

We ask you to start your artistic investigation of the phenomenon TRANSLATION before the festival. You are free in the choice of medium. We invite you to incorporate ideas and practices, which you’re already working on.
We welcome contributions including, but not limited to the following:
performance… video… painting…music…dance….theatre…clown…photo…or combinations…

Your project should be described in a rough outline paper and sent with your application.
Images, videos, recordings that give an impression of your artwork are welcome.

We are eager to receive your applications and looking forward to an exciting and inspiring research with you!

We also invite artists to participate in the festival as a part of the off-programme.
If you are not taking part in the intensive research-programme we offer the possibility to show artworks approaching the topic TRANSLATION during the festival.