East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Open Call: Camp as One Residency (Russia)


Deadline: April 15, 2019

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Camp as One is an international non-governmental, self-organised, grassroot residency that is calling for artists and artistic collectives for a shared retreat on a sandy seaside in Southern Russia. Located at a recreational compound on dunes and seas, it provides all the best for a remote networked retreat of a collective artistic body.

This recreational compound used to host builders of Soviet utopia who had to recharge by means of disciplined self-care. Mi- chel Foucault claimed that genuine care of self is a collective one where all activities such as regime, diet, breathing exercises, walks, communication with peers are equally important. Soviet curortology considered such romantic orthobiosis as labor where one was obliged to care of self with help of different exotic treatments such as aero-, mud- and landschaft-therapy. Current liquid capitalist modernity according to Zigmund Bauman wants us to be alone — in order to cope with it we need to exercise collectivity. Online collectivity is illusive. As the surveillance of the capitalist internet-panoptikum relies on our online self-disclosure, it is so vital that we exercise collectivity in a physical presence of each other.

With this networked retreat we intend to foster intercultural communication, to facilitate artistic exchange and to strengthen the collective body of critical tourists in Russia and beyond. To get a free package tour that includes housing and full board, one needs to send a proposal for a collective practice. The residency treatment program will be formed out of selected proposals.

keywords: networked retreat, cultural translation, transformative
togetherness, morally stable and politically competent, precariat
union, relational recreational, curortology, romantic orthobiosis,
alternative narration of a nation.

working group: Maria Kotlyachkova — curator of the residency;
Diana Kazanchyan, ZIP group — initiators of the residency.


dates: August 18 (arrival) — August 25 (departure)

conditions: We provide basic accommodation (3 people in one room, shared bathroom) and full board (3 times a day), possibly some materials, but neither travel nor visa expenses. We will live at recreation compound “Black Sea”: http://chernomor188.ru/.

outcome: We perceive it as a process-based relational residency with no expectation of producing an exhibition, but the final decision will be made together with participants of the residency. One day we will organise a collective plein-air, works created there can be voluntarily given to the residency´s patrons.

location: Vityazevo, Krasnodar krai, Russia. The house is situated 15 minutes walk from beaches of the Black Sea, by the Vityazevsky
lagoon. The nearest transport hubs are Anapa, Krasnodar, Rostovon-Don; Moscow when flying from Europe.

eligibility criteria: The application is open until April 15 to artists and artistic collectives without any geographical or age limit. No application fee. it is possible to get a response earlier in case you need to apply for a travel grant in your country. Groups can apply with a single proposal. The number of participants is limited and is agreed later in the process. The final selection will be communicated by May 1.

Please send us the following documents in pdf format in English/Russian to [email protected]:

  1. Proposal for a collective practice;
  2. Something that gives an idea of your artistic work (CV/ Portfolio/ webpage).


Find out more at www.facebook.com/campasone