Call Out for Submissions: Trilogies Live

Call and Response - susan pui san lok: Trilogies Live
Commissioned by CFCCA

Date: 16 June 2016
Location: HOME
Event: Two hour screening with three x 20 mins live sound interludes
Commission: Three x 20 mins sound works to be performed as live accompaniment to Trilogies.

About susan pui san lok:
susan pui san lok is an artist, writer and researcher based in London. Projects range across installation, moving image, sound, performance and text, evolving out of interests in notions of nostalgia and aspiration, translation and diaspora.

About Trilogies Live:
As part of CFCCA's ongoing Call and Response programme of sound art, CFCCA and HOME will stage susan lui san lok's multi-channel installation Trilogies as a one-off single-channel film event with live sound interludes, called Trilogies Live.

Trilogies comprises three x 65 mins sequences. These draw on thirteen different adaptations of Jin Yong's The Condor Trilogy spanning some three decades from 1983 to 2015, accumulating depictions of gravity-defying lightness or weightlessness. For HOME, the artist will present Trilogies Live as a single two-hour sequence, with three live sound interludes. Trilogies and Trilogies Live form part of RoCH Fans & Legends, a new body of work commissioned by Derby QUAD and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CfCCA), in partnership with Animate Projects and the University of Salford. You can read more about RoCH Fans & Legends here:

susan pui san lok and CFCCA invite North West based artist-collaborators working with sound and/or voice to submit proposals for a live work, to be devised as an interpretation and response to the condensed foley soundtracks and effects from specific segments of Trilogies.

Proposed works of approx 20 mins in duration must:

  • Consider the relationship between image and sound
  • Consider the dynamics of the cinema space
  • Work with the cinema sound system
  • Work with the short set up and change over time (20 mins)

Selected artists will develop their work in discussion with the artist and CFCCA, and be invited to view the cinema space at HOME. HOME will provide technical support and ensure health and safety requirements are met. CFCCA will provide volunteers to facilitate performance set up and change over.

Artist Fee:
£400 artist fee plus £150 materials

How to Apply:
Please e-mail the following to Louise Hargreaves:

  1. A short CV (max 2 sides of A4)
  2. A short statement about your practice work (max 250 words)
  3. An outline of your idea for a live sound work, including technical needs (max 500 words)
  4. A website OR max 5 links to supporting sound and/or performance works OR a video/audio reel (max 2GB via WeTransfer)

Deadline for Submissions:
No later than 5pm Tuesday 1st March 2016

Selected artists will be notified by Monday 7th March 2016

31st May 2016