Circolando/Power Station(PRT): residency
Applications open until 1st December 2019, Portugal
Residency from January 13th to 31st 2020
Body-Object: Hacked Files
By the late 1970s, teenager Mitnick was already using the computer to mess up Los Angeles phone central. One of his occupations was to break into customer service, transfer calls to his home, and answer with messages such as: “The requested number is 555-835 and a half. Can you type ‘a half‘?”.
If “body can be considered the hardware of the complex technical arrangement called thought,” as Lyotard told us, it may be possible for us to think that our softwares are composed of all that science has traditionally belittled: subjectivity, uncertainty, temporary, fleetingness, finitude, life.
Similarly, some performing arts creators have identified that the closest archives to which they can be integrated must be part of a living and pulsating body memory. When the methods of creation and programming increasingly standardize, it is time to hack bodies, to develop nontrivial or unauthorized modifications and manipulations.
From November 4th to December 1st, applications for the Residency Program – Circolando / Power Station 2019 – PHASE 2 are open. The program aims to support the creation in the performing arts area, to stimulate research and investigation, by hosting a residence for artists who aim to reflect on the notion that governs the activities of space we inhabit in the celebration of our 20 years: THE BODY IS A FILE, THE FILE IS A BODY.
We are then calling for work partnerships with poetic and artistic freedom to hack the modi operandi of creation, offering rehearsal studio, financial support and artistic consultancy, in a residence to be held from January 13th to 31st 2020, with informal public presentation on January 29th. For non-residents in Porto, the company also offers accommodation.