Call for proposals – ‘Freedom of the Body’

FRIDAY ISLAND is looking for artists (from Luxembourg and abroad) working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place on February 23rd, 2018. – Application deadline: December 22nd, 2017


Application deadline: December 22nd, 2017
Decision: January 5th, 2018
Event Opening: February 23rd, 2018, 6:00 pm
Event venue: Unité Vivo’, children’s home for teenagers of Solidarité Jeunes asbl (15, rue Leemerwee, L-1954, Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

FRIDAY ISLAND is looking for artists (from Luxembourg and abroad) working in any medium (performing arts, fine arts, video/film, literature, etc.) for its next event, taking place on February 23rd, 2018, at ‘Unité Vivo’, children’s home for teenagers in Luxembourg.
‘Unité Vivo’ is one of the children’s homes of Solidarité Jeunes a.s.b.l., an association active in the social and educational domain, whose goal is to help children and young adults and their families in some kind of social or family difficulties. The Friday Island – ‘Freedom of the Body’ venue will be the underground car park of the ‘Unité Vivo’.

Pictures of the event’s venue can be asked by sending an email to

The theme of the event is FREEDOM OF THE BODY. The theme should be approached in a critical way in relation to social/political/philosophical perspectives. The artistic contributions can take any form of expression as long as they question the theme and suggest a non-conform point of view.
The artistic propositions have to relate to the theme in an incontestable way.

“The body is our first location. It is the place, from where we can perceive the world and relate to it. And it is the body, too, which is being perceived by others and to which they relate, when meeting us. Gender, colour of skin, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities and disabilities are therefore inextricable parts of our physical being.
(Mulder, Anne-Claire , In: ABC des guten Lebens Zustand 04.04.16)

It is the body which enables humans to interact with the outside world. The body carries the self and serves as a platform for exchange. Through the body we connect with other people. The body is part of woman/man as a socially interacting being. He serves as a mirror of education, society and culture. That is why it becomes our language and, therefore, can be read and interpreted symbolically. This cocoon, spun in the course of time, becomes an important and representative element of our soul, influenced by society.

FRIDAY ISLAND asks how much freedom of movement is left to the body. What is its place and function in today’s society? Is it only being instrumentalised in this superficial society of ours? Which values remain? What sort of attention does the body receive in contemporary art? What sort of role does it play there? Body as human shape; body as a means of interaction; body as an instrument. How far can we go, when using the body as an artistic/political medium?

FRIDAY ISLAND is a series of events taking place in Luxembourg, which promotes an exchange between artists as well as a public dialogue on a given topic. Open to all artistic disciplines and media, Friday Island offers a platform for experimentation beyond the creative processes usually bound to market oriented rationale. Friday Island offers the possibility to approach socially relevant themes in a critical way by the means of artistic thinking and creation.

Each event takes usually place every two/three months at a different venue. Artists are invited to work on the proposed theme and with the space of the venue. Each event takes place on a Friday evening: the selected artistic projects will be showcased during that timeframe.
Arranged in a convivial way, the setting of the venue should stimulate an informal exchange between both the participants (artists) and the audience. Along with the artistic contributions, FRIDAY ISLAND wishes to engage in an open discussion about the proposed topic and in relation to the artists’ work present during the event. The talk will be led by a moderator.

The artists will receive a remuneration of 600,- euro per artistic contribution, travel refund to Luxembourg City up to 150,- euro are also available upon request. Accommodations for three nights will be provided by the organisation.

Artists must send following information to
CV (1 page max.)
Portfolio, former and current projects (PDF or website, with pictures and videos). If you send a PDF, please include no more than 10 pictures.
A short concept/script describing the project related to the theme FREEDOM OF THE BODY and to the event’s venue (1 page max.)
Please consider arriving at least one day before the event (February 22nd 2018) for installation and/or try out.

For more questions and information regarding the event, please send an e-mail to

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