Call for Projects

Till Sunday 14 June 2020, all interested artists are invited to submit their concept ideas for Marstall, Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv and Altenburg. 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 04 to 06 September 2020.

Historical awareness, an understanding of architecture, high abstractive and imaginative power, narrative flair and a clear visiom of the local situation are all vital aspects of a strong concept. Besides classical video mappings, new styles and compositions are also very welcome. Possible styles and compositions include e.g. 3D animations, elements from animation,real and short film and illustrative techniques such as drawing, silhouette, stop-motion etc.

A new element of the call for proposals is a presentation of the development of the material in a ten-minute video production.

Once again this year, we would like to invite the winners of this submission to hold a two-day workshop on dramaturgical material development in Weimar together with the dramaturgy of the Deutsches Nationaltheater. The aim is to work out a sustainable narrative, musical dramaturgy, material and character development from the 30-second submission, which will then be implemented in a final production. The workshop will take place in Weimar in early July, after arrangement with the prizewinners.


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 ten-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 clich├ęs and careless historical retelling. An engaging and skilfully narrated narrative as well as a supportive, gripping dramaturgy for the final audiovisual videomapping.


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