June 02, 2015

Melt - minus20degree 2016

Open Call - Melt minus20degree 2016

Inviting all artists to submit proposals for m20d16, the third edition of minus20degree art and architecture biennale. (Jan 28 - 30, 2016) Open Call is now online: Open Call Brief

To be held from 28th – 30th of January 2016, m20d16 is the third edition of minus20degree art and architecture biennale. Titled Melt, m20d16 will present Installation, Video, Land Art, Performance and Sound Art from an international selection of Artists.

Signified by the transience of snow, melt can be viewed as synthesis or amalgamation, bringing forth new forms vis-à-vis a process of alchemy. Flachau, as a former mining town with two blast furnaces, and the broader view of Austria as a tourism and steel-producing nation bring additional local context. Melt may also be observed through a global lens, where age-old forces of melting are constantly brought to bare via recurring streams of migration and a long standing history of shifting and merging cultures; a process that on occasion also cultivates the enemies of any such melting. Melt provides further reference in connection to ever-warming alpine winters and the parallel threat of snow as a potentially diminishing resource. Drawing from these perceptions and perspectives, melt forms the base from which m20d intends to program the available space.

More information about previous minus20degree events can be found in the official website: minus20degree