Open Call: Chorus for documenta 14
Deadline for application: December 5, 2016.
Members of the Chorus engage visitors to documenta 14. Their role is to follow the interests of the visitors—initiating dialogue, debate, and discussion by looking at and experiencing the work and sociopolitical as well as geographical contexts of documenta 14. While historically the Chorus has theatrical origins, speaking and acting with one voice, members of the documenta 14 Chorus and visitors develop a new, multi-tonal approach as they learn together. Applicants for the Chorus should have an open and welcoming attitude with an enthusiasm for looking, listening, researching, discussing, exchanging, and questioning ideas on contemporary artistic practice.
– An appetite for actively engaging members of the public from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds in questions of contemporary interest – A broad experience of contemporary art – Sensitivity to differing opinions and the ability to moderate group debate – Self-motivation to research the artistic content of documenta 14 – Ability to draw from a wide and varied general interest in current and political affairs – Creative, critical, and divergent thinkers with an ability to communicate effectively – Ability to commit to regular meetings in the lead-up to documenta 14 in Kassel or Athens – The applicant should be responsible, self-organized, and a good time-keeper – Sign language and other language abilities desirable (German, Greek, Turkish, Arabic) – Ability to keep flexible working hours as the position of Chorus member is part-time
Travel and accommodation costs for group interview week (Kassel: December 12–16, 2016, Athens: December 19–20, 2016); the research and preparation days; as well as the period of documenta 14 in Kassel or Athens (according to the applicant’s locality) must be covered by the applicant.
Chorus member applicants are required to send their CV together with a motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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