CALLING LGBTQIA+ EGYPTIAN, PALESTINIAN & CYPRIOT PEOPLE FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL ART FILM

(no previous experience needed)

 

A paid opportunity to participate in workshops to develop visual artist Yorgos Petrou’s upcoming experimental art film, celebrating queer WANA bodies in relation to land, colonisation, and museum acquisition.

 

We are recruiting LGBTQIA+ Egyptian, Palestinian, and Cypriot people with no art or performance background to work with Petrou on his upcoming film. Through workshops at NDT Broadgate in London, participants will devise a performance-to-camera celebrating the interconnectivity and complexity of life as a migrant in the UK from a uniquely queer, postcolonial perspective. 

 

Queer migrants living in Britain, whose home countries have previously been subject to British colonisation, will work with Petrou to create a symbolic queer reclaiming of native land. 

 

A work in progress film of the performance will be screened at Arts Picturehouse Cambridge later in the year.

 

Workshops:

Participants will be paid for their contributions to the project at a rate of £100 per day for a total of 7 days plus basic expenses. Please note that many of these days will be split into multiple half-day sessions of 3.5 hours each.

 

To participate, you must be available on the following days:

  • Mon 28th Feb (evening)

  • Mon 16th May (day)

  • Mon 23rd May (day)

 

Participants must have flexibility on the following weeks (exact dates TBC and can be worked out together).

  • Mon 28th March - Fri 1st April

  • Mon 25th April - Sun 1st May

  • Mon 9th May - Sun 15th May

  • Tues 17th May - Fri 20th May

  • Sat 21st May - Sun 22nd May

 

Please note that all workshop sessions will be recorded and may be used publicly,

including online, so please only apply if it is safe and you are comfortable to do so

 

Submission:

Those interested can complete this short form telling us a bit about themselves and why they would like to take part in the workshop.

 

The closing date for submissions is Monday 14th February. Those selected will be contacted by our team to meet in person or online on 18th and 19th February.

 

Our workshop is open to queer, Egyptian, Palestinian and Cypriot non-artists and non-performers only. We highly encourage applications from all parts of these communities, including anyone who feels underrepresented in the arts.

 

Please direct any questions to Beatrice-Lily Lorigan at beatrice-lily [at] hotmail.com.