Winter Residency at Glasshouse Open Call

Edible bodies

***Please note application is now closed. Check back with us in Summer 2017***

Since opening in 2007, we choose a yearly focal point to further deepen the research in contemporary performance and the domestic stage. Glasshouse announces ‘Edible Bodies’ as the theme for the 2016-2017 season.

Food is a relational actant. It manifests a temporary otherness- once swallowed its coherence gradually dissipates until it completely absorbs in the body. Once dissolved it becomes our cells. The edible gets assimilated into us. It has a formative power which acts on the body. It's a process that performs much longer than the act (of eating). This happens daily. The edible as a truly immersive, relational, durational performance of an other is the focus of our coming year.

We accept proposals from performance artists of all disciplines, who have been presenting work for 5 years or longer and chefs looking to explore the integration of edible matters in their performance practice.

Our Winter Residency program is designed to provide performance artists with a platform to develop new works. We provide space for rehearsal and performance and a possibility of accommodation at affordable rates (limited to 14 days and depending on availability). We also support production and logistic matters. Duration of the residency is based on the needs of each project and ranges between 7-21 days.

When submitting your proposal please make sure to clearly describe your project and the reason you feel Glasshouse should be the right platform to develop it.

To apply, please send the following documents in a single pdf and attach two letters of reference in a separate document:

1. Proposal & preferred dates (max 250 words)
2. Artist Statement (max 300 word)
3. Resume (1 page)
4. Proposal tech spec (100 words)
5. 5 images + descriptions of previous work
6. Link to video with documentation of previous work (up to 2 videos)

Please name the file with the submission category followed by your last name.
Example: 2017Residency_last name.pdf

Deadline for submitting proposals is August 20, 2016 11:59pm

Applications should be sent to email.glasshouse@gmail.com