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Call for Artists: ActArt 7

ARTISTS CALL FOR ACTART 7 - CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED

DEADLINE: FRIDAY 10th JULY 2009.
 
WITH OVER 100 ARTISTS ON FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2009 BETWEEN 7.30pm-5am
 
@ HIDDEN, 100 TINWORTH STREET, VAUXHALL, LONDON SE11 5EQ
 
The 7th annual ACT ART event CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED addresses 'DIFFERENCE'.

 
What is it that makes us different?
What does being ‘normal’ or ‘different’ really mean?
Does the way a person looks or acts define them as ‘different’?
Or is it more routed in what is considered to be the ‘norm’ by the majority?
Do we really embrace difference?
Or is it merely tolerated or accepted because of equal opportunities and human rights?

 
Making up the masses are those whose instincts are to conform and go with the crowd.
 
They go along with the majority and take its beliefs to heart, often through no fault of their own, having it bred into them from an early age, handed down from one generation to the next, or brainwashed subversively by the media.
 
 There are those in society who form the mass and others who are more individualist, standing up for what they believe in at all cost. People are often treated as outcasts, shunned and used as scapegoats because of the way they look, act, or inter-act within society, and are therefore frowned upon and sidelined as not being ‘normal’.
 
Individualists are willing and also able to think and act differently from what is regarded as the ‘norm’, often this isn’t even a choice as it’s born into their personality and psyche or as a result of a life experience.
 
“It is not our differences that divide us, it’s our ability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences”. Audre Lorde
 
Artists are invited to either respond to this year’s theme/ title or propose work that’s unrelated.
 
We programme work in all mediums including performance, live art, video/ film, 2D and 3D works.
This year there’s 5 large projection screens for video/film screenings in the venue and more live areas than ever before including:
1 main stage, 1 large theatre space, 4 live art areas and several 1-2-1 or pay per view performance spaces.
 
FOR more INFO and to make a proposal visit 
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