We are delighted to announce the call for proposals for the TaPRA Gallery
(see below), taking place as part of the Theatre and Performance Research
Association annual conference at the University of Exeter in September.
As stated below, you may submit a proposal to the gallery if you have
already been accepted to present a paper by a TAPRA working group, though
priority will be given (if necessary) to those who are not already
All the very best,
Dr Joanne Scott
TaPRA Conference Officer
*CfP: Borderlands of Practice as Research – TaPRA Gallery Exhibition *
*4th-6th September 2019, University of Exeter *
*DEADLINE: 5pm on 31st May 2019 *
As part of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA)
Conference 2019, we welcome proposals to exhibit artworks and/or
documentation arising from Practice as Research (PAR) projects in and
across theatre and performance disciplines.
Selected audiovisual, digital, material or analogue works will be exhibited
in a TaPRA Gallery hosted by the University of Exeter, 4th-6th September
2019. The exhibition will be curated by PhD researchers
in the Performance.Experience.Presence (P.E.P) research group at the
University of Plymouth.
The curation team invites responses to the theme of *Borderlands*,
especially as it might relate to the body and subjectivity in PaR. These
responses may address (but are not limited to) that which is:
· In flight or in motion
· Usurping or usurped
· Between human and non-human
· Fragile or disintegrating
· Subject to or the result of negotiation
· Intersubjective or intercorporeal
Please note that you may submit a proposal if you have already been
accepted to present a paper by a TaPRA Working Group; however, priority
will be given (if necessary) to those who are not already presenting at the
*Exhibitors must register for and be TaPRA members at the time of the
conference (for co-produced or collaborative work, at least one named
researcher must register and attend the conference).*
You may only submit one proposal in response to this call for participation
in this exhibition.
Please send the following via email, with the subject line ‘TaPRA Gallery
Exhibition 2019’, by 5pm on 31st May 2019, to *firstname.lastname@example.org
<email@example.com>* (in a PDF/Doc or similar):
1. 300 words (max) describing the work being submitted, to be used for
selection and for any documentation associate with the exhibition.
2. 150 word (max) bio and a link to an online profile.
3. At least 3 images/stills of work being submitted, including one for
use in supporting the exhibition. Please title images with your name and
title of work (e.g. ‘Paige_RemoteViewing.jpg’)
4. Dimensions/requirements of work. Please bear in mind that resources
(monitors, projectors etc.) at this point cannot be guaranteed.
5. If submitting video: an online link to work (Vimeo or similar),
including a download link. Submitted videos must be no longer than 10mins.
6. A sentence noting whether you would like to ‘activate’, present,
introduce or informally discuss this work as part of a TaPRA Gallery panel
during the conference.
The work will need to be ready to be installed. Technical requirements need
to be kept to a minimum. Large installation forms might not be able to be
accommodated. We will do our best to accommodate more ambitious
Works must be delivered either in advance with very clear instructions
by Tuesday 20th August 2019 or else the artist-researcher will be asked to
arrive on Tuesday 3rd September to set up their materials in collaboration
with one of the curation team. All works must be collected by 5.30 pm on
Friday 6th September.
If you have any questions about this call, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*Notification of acceptance will be on Monday 10 June 2019. *