2019 OPEN CALLS

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2019 OPEN CALLS

MARSH (Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus) invites proposals for our first full year of public collaboration, research, and performance.

This Open Call has two pathways:

1) A Bioculturealities Practical Symposium and Performance Festival, scheduled June 9-16, 2019. Deadline for proposals is February 11, MARCH 1, 2019. BIOCULTURALITIES PROPOSAL FORM

2) Rolling Open Call for “Biocultural” projects in 2019. No deadline. ROLLING PROJECTS PROPOSAL FORM

RESOURCES DOCUMENT document (information about the site, its spaces and capabilities)

MARSH is a laboratory site for practical research into and as forms-of-life (habitus) both cultural and biotic. Where our (in)human bodies entangle, at an identified site/situation from which our embodiments and social bodilies can be seen to emerge, performativities are both compulsory and intentional, conditioned and designed. This symposium and festival will ask and address inquiries such as: How do we intervene in and materialize ourselves and each other, our diverse and speciated directives, our multiplicit and shared eco-and-cultural-logics? How do we inhabit and materialize “realities” through difference, (in)decision, (e)motion, conception, collaboration, and meaning-making?

As MARSH opens (up), its establishing personae (Beth Neff, Esther Neff, Kaia Gilje, and others) desire to both clearly state our ethics and to remain porous to the vast complexities of value(s) and desires present in and presented by persons, paradigms, and other bodilies. We take a stand against racism, capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism, and extractive-coercive forms of (in)human(e) operation, yet this stance must be activated and enacted, not simply stated. How can we directly embody and perform other-wisely, realistically yet idealistically, intentionally enculturating while moving in considerate correlationship and response? This first year of programming is both wide-open and specific, an attempt to provide resources that stimulate and ground experimental, practical, performative research and provisionally navigate the conditions and contexts that currently (in)form mindsets, ethics, habits, needs, abilities, and other elements of biocultural praxis.

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