Call for Proposals - Sound Installations in
Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare di Favignana e Formica
Favignana Island Italy
AntiTesi in collaboration with the Superintendence for Cultural and
Environmental Heritage of Trapani,, is announcing a Call for Proposals for
Sound installations to present at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di
Favignana e Formica in Favignana island.
This call is connected to the Eighth edition of the Live!IXem festivals of
music, sound and electronic arts.
The aim is to highlight the works of those artists who, involved in an
experimental and creative exploration, use sound, integrating it with
electronic audio-visual and digital design for Art installations in specific
Another aim is to witness the new aesthetic in contemporary art through a new
way to conceive and carry out works within (or outside) of architectural
In this regard, the spaces that will host this could not be more appropriate:
the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana in Sicily, the
largest of the Mediterranean, which takes its name from a family of
entrepreneurs that at the beginning of the twentieth century was the great
protagonist in Sicily, the Belle Epoque. The ancient structure located in the
largest of the Egadi islands, were obtained after the recent restoration of
museum space, a conference room with 400 seats and a guest room.
To make this call even stronger there will be a collaboration between
Live!iXem and OpenSound a platform that brings together seven European
partners to create a project for cooperation and exchange that puts the sound
in the middle of a series of outreach and artistic initiatives.
Open Sound is in fact a Grundtvig project for mobility and partnership in the
training supported by the EU through through the agency LLP - Life Long
Learning Programme. Thanks to this partnership, Sicily will be the first venue
where the festival will converge with some of the major representatives linked
to the European art scene and musical sound research. During the festival,
workshops will be conducted by some of the guest artists (the access to
workshops is free of charge): this will contribute to become familiar with the
locations of the former Florio Tuna factory on the island of Favignana.
We encourage proposals for site specific Sound Installations that will have to
be set up in one of the locations of the Ex Stabilimento Florio della Tonnare
di Favignana e Formica in Favignana Island Italy.
Subscription and participation to the call are free of charge.
It will be necessary to explore the locations through specific preparatory
visits during Live!iXem Festival 2011, from 8 to 11 december 2011.
Suggested topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:
Best practices in Sound and architecture
Techniques used for Sound/Art Installation
Sound and environment/Sound ecology
Software & network management
History & aesthetic theory of Sound Art/Installation
Teaching & pedagogical strategies
Hardware (audio, interface, computers, loudspeakers)
Software environments & frameworks
Artists/Composers’ perspectives on their own works
For more information and instructions for submissions, please refer to the
website, http://www.ixem.it .
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission is February 26, 2012, but preliminary and
preparatory visits will take place btw 8-11 dec 2011.