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Squeeze it 2014 – Trieste Contemporanea Contest

The Trieste Contemporanea Committee, the L’Officina Cultural Association and the Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art – Zagreb, announce in 2014 the first edition of the Squeeze it Trieste Contemporanea Contest.

The competition is dedicated to Franco Jesurun, a professional artist of the theater and founder of these three cultural organizations in Trieste. Studio Tommaseo establishes the competition in 2014, as part of the activities celebrating the Studio’s 40th anniversary.

The contest is international and addressed to the European area, aiming to promote and support new artistic creations at the crossing of theater and the visual arts.

The contestants are asked to create an original, unpublished and low budget theatrical action in a small format, organically connected to the themes and issues of contemporary visual arts, taking into account the opportunities offered by the new media.

The following two awards will be announced in September, 2014:

  • The Franco Jesurun Award 2014 will give the final winner the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist with whom he will realize a professional video of the theatrical action which won the prize.
  • The Online Squeeze it Award 2014 will be given to the video clip, ranked first in an on-line public vote of semifinalists’ video clips. The winner will be invited to participate in the workshop of the finalists.

Competition finalists will actually perform in the final evening of the contest their 16 minutes theatrical action and will be invited to participate in a formative and in-depth workshop regarding issues relating to the contest’s objectives.