Fermentation, science and fiction
“The collective impatience is palpable. From the oesophagus to the large intestine, from the hamstring to the soles of the feet, and from the cervical vertebrae to the amygdala, deep breathing no longer eases our tension—in fact, it’s even discouraged.”
Verticale — centre d’artistes (VCA) invites artists, collectives, and curators to submit proposals as part of its biennial programming call for 2021–23 titled “Fermentation, science and fiction.” VCA seeks to anchor itself in the fertile upheavals of the present and in the projection of an uncertain, although imminent, future. It knows that, both at home and elsewhere, in the slowness and isolation of this moment, certain processes have begun. These latent transformations, both interior and exterior, only appear to be inactive.
Exhibition period: between September 2021 and August 2023
VCA presents works off-site. The centre will accept proposals that take into account the physical and/or social space of dissemination, and that includes a reflection on sites, publics and/or contexts. VCA will assist with the artists’ surveying process and integration of their work so that the dissemination setting is appropriate and relevant to each individual project and art practice.
First deadline: April 1, 2021
Second deadline: TBA (winter 2022)