Written by PiNA March 17, 2020

We are sharing an open call by In\Visible Cities Festival_Digital contaminations and the organization Quarantasettezeroquattro, which is open to individual artists, artists’ groups, collectives, production studios interested in participating to the Festival by proposing multimedia artworks: shows, live performances or installations.

Art. 1 »
The following call will select individual artists/artists’ groups/companies/collectives proposing a multimedia project, either an installation or a performance. The artwork must explore the relations among different media and languages, developing projects based on live performances, video mapping, photographs, sounds, texts, and their interactivity. Particular attention should be made to the new languages developed on-line via social media and to the latest technologies based on IT, virtual reality, relation to humans and machines, robotics.

The call encourages site-specific projects in non-theatrical spaces, especially disused commercial locations, empty shops, or shops open to the public, small squares, or courtyards. The artworks should explore the relations among performers, multimedia languages, and urban spaces.
It is also possible to present projects that involve – either in the creative phase or during the performance – the active participation of citizens/the public.

The 2020 edition of In\Visible Cities Festival_Digital contaminations proposes two thematic focuses:

“Borderline identity”
The artists who respond to the call are called upon to develop original reflections capable of the broadest possible thematization of the relationships between the concepts of identity and boundaries, for example:
_the coexistence between populations of different language, culture, and traditions, capable of making a border territory particularly wealthy, both culturally and economically, but also extremely unstable;
_the question of identity in the border area between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, placing the symbolic places of identity contamination at the center of artistic research;
_the theme of “borders” applied to the concept of identity, aimed to explore not only the issue of ethnic-national identities but also to focus on matters of gender identities (the condition of women) and generational identities.

Artists are invited to reflect on issues such as :
_environmental protection;
_the relationship between spaces (natural, urban) and human societies
_the relationship between real and virtual spaces.

Art. 2 Participants »
The call is open to multimedia artists and creative people of any discipline and nationality, living in Italy or abroad. The participation of artists’ groups is allowed. Participants must be aged at least eighteen at the beginning of the Festival.

Art. 3 Main selection criteria »
− Quality and originality of the proposal;
− Correspondence of the project proposal to the festival’s artistic line;
− Feasibility of the project in terms of cost, time, technical equipment and logistics;
− Artistic Curriculum;
− Potential of works for development and revival in other contexts

Art. 4 Application »
All candidates must submit their proposals using the online form on this website.
by 31 March 2020 at the latest

When completing the e-form the participants must select either the residency or submit a project already prepared for installation/performance.
For validation, each application must be accompanied by:
– full project description with videos/pictures/installation proposal;
– artist/company description, artistic CV and website;
– technical rider;
– for the residency only: work-plan describing the actions to be completed during the residency;

For more information or any question regarding the on-line form please contact the following email address:

The full call is available here: click.