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APRIA Open Call for Submissions 2022-23: Exhaustion

How to find potential in states of inaction?

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Each year, the APRIA board publishes an open call on a theme. This open call invites anyone interested in publishing artistic research and in the theme, of course, to submit work. This can be an essay but also photographs, podcast, video etc. This study year the theme is Exhaustion. Are you interested in participating but don't know how or have questions? Please feel free to contact us at studiumgenerale@artez.nl or apria@artez.nl.

Exhaustion - How to find potential in states of inaction?

We have entered collective burnout.

It feels as though we are exhausted by lurching from crisis to crisis: climate change, racial injustice, Covid-19, war and energy shortages. Our readiness to find immediate solutions is wearing out and we wonder if the system is broken.

Perhaps, instead of despairing and looking for quick solutions, we reflect on the potential that could grow from this feeling of exhaustion. What happens if we don't act to fix things, but wait, refuse, or turn to something else? What happens when we listen to our exhausted bodies and the thresholds of unconscious processes such as resting, sleeping, grieving, waiting? Do we find creative opportunities there?

For APRIA’s fourth Open Call, we want to investigate the potential of exhaustion. We welcome artistic research (academic, artistic, or process-based) that can be published as text, but also image essays, film and sound contributions.

What’s in it for you?
Your submission will be reviewed by our editorial board according to the APRIA criteria and its contribution to the topic. Selected contributions will be professionally edited and published on APRIA. If successful, your research will be shared with the artistic research community at ArtEZ and beyond, as well as the networks of the ArtEZ Research Collective.

How to submit?
The deadline for sending your submission to contactapria@artez.nl is 19 January 2023.

For more details visit the website of APRIA: apria.artez.nl/exhaustion/
Sleepers, from the serie Fragments, 3 video-channel on monitors, 7min, 2022, by Sebastián Díaz Morales & Simon Danang Anggoro. Serie produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds and Documenta fifteen
Sleepers, from the serie Fragments, 3 video-channel on monitors, 7min, 2022, by Sebastián Díaz Morales & Simon Danang Anggoro. Serie produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds and Documenta fifteen
Sleepers, from the serie Fragments, 3 video-channel on monitors, 7min, 2022, by Sebastián Díaz Morales & Simon Danang Anggoro. Serie produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds and Documenta fifteen