Squeeze It 2023 - Trieste Contemporanea Contest

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Squeeze It 2023 - Trieste Contemporanea Contest

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Squeeze It 2023 - Trieste Contemporanea Contest: L’Officina and Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, announce the Squeeze It Contest 2023, international contest directed at the new generations in order to encourage future professionals to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of theater, the languages of the visual arts and of the new media.

Short description

L’Officina and Studio Tommaseo, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, in collaboration with Artifragili and Creaa.it, announce the fourth edition of the Squeeze It Contest, the competition is organized with the co-funding of the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Organisers are looking for original projects characterized by a dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of Theatre, the languages of the Visual Arts and Digital Technology.

The contestants must conceive an original and unpublished, low budget and small format theatrical performance, that encompasses the languages and themes of contemporary visual arts. The performance must be: based on the stage environment, performing and dramaturgic talent and give specific attention to the artistic potential of digital technology. The theatrical performance must be executable in a 4m x 4m x 4m space and should last no longer than 16 minutes.

A workshop for finalists aimed at developing moments of exchange between young artists and experts operating in the three fields of competence will also be organized.

An international jury composed of representatives respectively from the world of theatre, contemporary art, and digital technology will judge the eligibility of the submitted projects, then decide the shortlists for both the Online Squeeze It Award and the Franco Jesurun Award and ultimately, at the end of the Final Evening, the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award.

Who may enter?

This competition is open to artists and young professionals under the age of 30, born in the EU countries and in the CEI member states. Student projects and projects submitted by groups made up of people from the three areas of investigation are encouraged.

Prize:

There are two separate awards in the competition, the Online Squeeze It Award and the Franco Jesurun Award. The winner will also have the opportunity to take part in the workshop for the Franco Jesurun Award finalists.

The winner of the Franco Jesurun Award will then have the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist – which in 2023 will be Vladimir Nikolić – and realize together with this special guest director a professional video work originating from the winning theatrical performance. This video production will be screened in Trieste and in other European venues.

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