PAUSA -PERFORMANCE ART USA- Call for Artists: IMPROMPTU in October 2022
Biennial/Festival, Curatorial Proposal, Other
Conceptual, Intervention, Other
September 17, 2022
Application Fee
New York, United States
Open Call
Deadline: Midnight, September 17, 2022

Four Sundays in October 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 / 30
Governors Island / Inwood Park (MNY) / McCarren Park (BKN) / Flushing Meadows (QNS) / River Park (BRX)

PAUSA invites artists to submit proposals for consideration in its upcoming live performance program IMPROMPTUS to be presented four Sundays in October in New York City. The program has as a guiding principle the notion of improvisation where unrehearsed, not studied, and never-before presented performances in public spaces -assigned to each selected artist- will trigger instantaneous somatic relations. IMPROMPTUS is an exploration of the unknown, the discovery of new territories, and the adaptation of one’s work to new geographies. In addition, the one month performance art program is an investigation of artistic perseverance and commitment to Live Action Art while allowing possible unconventional experiences that would prompt artists and audiences to reflect on corporeal expression.

Note: Selected artists will be assigned ONE location for the presentation of their work.


PAUSA —PERFORMANCE ART USA— is a platform for the presentation of live performance art nationwide and a catalyst for dialogue, exchange, and reflection about performance working with local, national and international guest artists. PAUSA was initiated by Hector Canonge, and had its debut in April 2022 with a mini festival program featuring live performances by NYC artists, and video performances created by artists from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. For its second event, PAUSA featured the international artist Ciro Beltrán (Chile - Germany) with a pop-up exhibition and a performance at Bronx River Arts Center. In September PAUSA will host the screening of a live streaming performance in NYC.

As an artist-run and independent platform, PAUSA cannot cover costs of production, transportation, lodging, food or accommodations for this program.

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