Call for Projects

From 11 March 2019 until the deadline of Sunday 07 April 2019, all interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for the Deutsches Nationaltheater and the 'Mon Ami'. One submission will be commissioned for each building. A budget of 15,000 euros will be made available for the artistic realisation of the work. The winning concepts will be presented in the context of an evening tour through Weimar during the festival from 09 to 11 August 2019.

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTIONS

Historical awareness, an understanding of architecture, high abstractive and imaginative power, narrative, dramaturgic flair and a clear vision of the local situation are all vital aspects of a strong concept. The realisation of such large-scale projections requires technical craftsmanship, enthusiasm for computer graphics and an affinity for modern media. A new element of the call for proposals is a presentation of the development of the material in a ten-minute video production.

 

Content criteria:

  • An innovative composition in the form of an audio-visual video mapping, with particular observance paid to the Genius Loci.

  • An individual, original and sophisticated handling of the spirit of the location with respect to history and architecture, as well as to the people who were active there and who have influenced the surroundings, and to historical events that have left visible or invisible traces.

  • An engaging dramaturgical and narrative concept for a 5-10-minute video performance.


Creative criteria:

  • The expression of individual visual and dramaturgical styles in the development of the concept.

  • The conscious omission of erratic gimmickry and showmanship, intrusive clichés and careless historical retelling.

  • An engaging and skilfully narrated narrative as well as a supportive, gripping dramaturgy for the final audiovisual videomapping.

ADDRESSED ARTISTS

The competition is open to individuals and groups who complete the application process in full. All application forms must be submitted online at www.genius-loci-weimar.org.

All participants, enthusiasts, students, amateurs and professionals will be given the same opportunity to take part. However, we recommend that participants clearly highlight their ability to realise the professional skills and motivation that are required to create and implement such a façade projection.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

The closing date is 23:59 on Sunday 07 April 2019.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Contestants are invited to submit an artistic concept, including:

    • a thirty-second audiovisual video clip (HD)

    • a one-sided project description (PDF)

    • Presentation of the development of the material (narration/dramaturgy) – from competition video clip to final production – optionally as:

- one-sided exposé (Lookline, development of the narrative) or

- three-sided storyboard (sketched presentation ), both as PDF

    • a letter of motivation from the participant or group, including a self-description and appropriate references. As part of the application process, this text will be professionally edited to produce a definitive self-description (max. 300 words)

    • details of the support team and designated representatives


COMMISSION + PRIZE MONEY

The winner will be commissioned to produce a 5-10 minute high-resolution audiovisual production, which will be broadcast at the respective location during the festival weekend of 09-11 August 2019. The winning work will receive prize money of 15,000 euros for the realisation of the production.