performingbordersLIVE welcomes people whose artistic practice, research and lives have been shaped by experiences of migration and/or borders. Everyone is welcome!

OPEN CALL | 14 March – 7 May | Call for 2 Digital Conversations on Live Art and borders in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). For 2020, performingbordersLIVE and LADA are interested in receiving proposals addressing Live Art practices that sensitively explore the intertwined, complex and challenging relations between the environmental crisis, migration, collective care and performative processes. Deadline: 7 May 2020, 12pm (noon, UK time). More info about the call here – Read more about the Successful Applicants here.

OPEN CALL |14 March – 7 May | Call for a Residency on Curating Borders in partnership with Never Done and hosted either online or by Green Room Hotel*. performingbordersLIVE20 and Never Done are collaborating to support a womxn or non-binary curator/artist with a curatorial practice from an ethnic minority and/or migrant background to participate in a week’s residency in London during July 2020. Deadline: 7 May 2020, 12pm (noon, UK)More info about the call here – Read more about the Successful Applicant here.

DIGITAL RESIDENCY | 14 March – 14 May | Online digital Residency: writer Anike Bello in partnership with Ọ̀RỌ̀ ÀNÍKÉ. Anike undertook a 2-month digital residency delving into performingborders online resources and she responded with a writing piece published on 14th May 2020. Read Anike’s piece here: Encounters with Fluid Borders

DIGITAL RESIDENCY | 4 – 11 May | Istanbul Queer Art Collective took over performingborders’ Instagram for a week residency delving into their practice, the platform’s archive of resources, and intersections between queerness and migration. Explore Istanbul Queer Art Collective’s IG residency here.

COMMUNITY DIGITAL RESIDENCY | 1 May – 23 August | During her residency, Jade Montserrat will look at notions and lived experiences of body, land, and ownership while exploring modes of online and offline communications with migrant communities in times of health, social and political crises. In partnership with East Street ArtsMAFWA, with the support of Counterpoints ArtsMore information here.

WORKSHOP SERIES – ONLINE | 28 June – 5 July | Returning to Home: A series of embodied workshops that refocus our attention to restore, re-set and recognise. Curated by Annie Jael Kwan in partnership with Asia-Art-Activism and Something Human. Facilitators: Annie Jael, Kwan, Whiskey ChowJune LamBook your free place here.

DIGITAL RESIDENCY | 1 – 7 July | The White Pube will take over performingborders’ Twitter for a week residency that will delve into their critical practice and the platform’s archive of resources. Read The White Pube’s residency wrap-up text here 

COMMUNITY DIGITAL RESIDENCY | 1  July – 18 September |Temporary Works: Covid-19 Update by Critical Interruptions in partnership with Deptford Lounge and The Albany. Temporary Works is a digital archive of real, imagined and potential closures and notices of termination in and around Deptford. The project collects and speculates on disappearances and terminations prompted or made visible by the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing on speculative fiction and queer approaches to the archive, Temporary Works maps closures in Deptford from an imposed distance, using dislocation to experiment with forms of remote participation. More information here.

PUBLIC EVENT – ONLINE | COMMISSION PREMIERE – DIGITAL PERFORMANCE LECTURE | 18 September | Fuglen, der (The Bird, There) by Lasse Lau, première, in partnership with Warehouse9, Copenhagen. ‘When I was 16, there was a virus that only killed someone like me. Something I couldn’t talk about at the time, as I only knew the hidden truth deep within my own window towards the world. This video performance lecture is a story about trauma accompanied by visuals to a small text called “Virus” from a new series of stories – in the making -titled “The Island of Violence.” A virus that I never contracted myself, but which I still live with today in my intimate and social choices. These invisible borders that can determine lifelong paths, and sometimes even hinders me from flying’. More information and how to book your free place here 

PUBLIC EVENT – ONLINE | PERFORMATIVE LECTURE & WORKSHOP | 19 September | Performative Lecture | Catalysing Change Through Artful Agitation: Part I: Be  Ill-Disciplined – Workshop | Ill-disciplined by Kai Syng Tan in partnership with Contact Theatre, ManchesterWith the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the ongoing crises in climate, health, and technological control, we’ve all been thinking a lot about leadership.  More information and how to book your free place here

performingbordersLIVE20 FINAL EVENT  – ONLINE | 23, 24, 25 October in partnership with LADA | Stay tuned!

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