L’Officina and Studio Tommaseo, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, and in collaboration with Artifragili and Creaa.it, announce the fourth edition of the Squeeze It Contest. The competition is organized with the co-funding of the Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The contest asks from artists and young professionals under the age of 30, born in the EU countries and in the CEI member states, to squeeze their talent at the crossroads of three creative languages: Visual Arts, Digital Technology and Theatre.
There are two separate awards in the competition – the Online Squeeze It Award and the Franco Jesurun Award. The winner of this online award will also have the opportunity to take part in the workshop for the Franco Jesurun Award finalists.
The winner of the Franco Jesurun Award will then have the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist – which in 2023 will be Vladimir Nikolić – and realize together with this special guest director a professional video work originating from the winning theatrical performance. This video production will be screened in Trieste and in other European venues.
The contestants must conceive an original and unpublished, low budget and small format theatrical performance, that encompasses the languages and themes of contemporary visual arts. The performance must be: based on the stage environment, performing and dramaturgic talent and give specific attention to the artistic potential of digital technology. The theatrical performance must be executable in a 4m x 4m x 4m space and should last no longer than 16 minutes.
Student projects and projects submitted by groups made up of people from the three areas of investigation are encouraged. A workshop for finalists aimed at developing moments of exchange between young artists and experts operating in the three fields of competence will also be organized.
An international jury composed of representatives respectively from the world of theatre, contemporary art, and digital technology will judge the eligibility of the submitted projects, then decide the shortlists for both the Online Squeeze It Award and the Franco Jesurun Award and ultimately, at the end of the Final Evening, the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award.
Please visit the official website for further information.
No Entry Fee!
It's free to enter.