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Tatiana Karl Pez &
              Maya Mondragon - Photo : Patrick lambin - INACT 2018



INACT2018_CollectifLesYeuxVairons - Photo :
                  Patrick Lambin

The INACT festival is a meeting about performance art, established in Strasbourg since 2011. This multi-disciplinary gathering will take place from April 30th to May 18th 2020 as several events during night and day hours. We invite artists using all media -musicians, visual artists, actors, dancers, poets...- for whom their work is actively staged and performed live and to propose projects related with this year's theme: Declonisation

For its 10th edition, the INACT association invokes diversity in every meaning, either human and the object of phobia, or non-human as an ecosystem.

Nowadays, in the same gesture of the selfie, with the same emoji or even with the same meme, language tics uniformize everyone's expression.

Within the rise of the social network era, the meme becomes the barometer of the trending topic as a hashtag, but also as a new performative image or sign to share in order to stand out.

Even though it may belong to everyone's mouth, and to everyone's signs, how to distinguish oneself by means of the meme and affirm one's particularity? Which opinion offers diversity or freedom of action within "memetic" communities? What are the stakes of mimesis, is it individualization or only monoculture?

Fields of interest :
Real time, performance studies, sound art, video performance, poetry, re-enactment, improvisation, dance, culinary art, sound poetry, environment, document, cross-media, statement, urban intervention, augmented and virtual reality, virtual performances

Festival dates in 2020 :
April 30th-May 1st
May 7th-8th
May 15th-16th

The festival will take place in different venues in Strasbourg, indoor and outdoor spaces
Terms of the festival for the participants :
- 200 € production or artist fee
- Travel expenses refunded - Accommodation
- Catering during the day of the performance
- Video recording of the artwork

Workshops :

The INACT association also invites artists to propose interventions and workshops suitable for any kind of audience who would like to practice performance art for the first time. This activity could lead to a performance or an exhibition during the festival.
Workshops are paid 50 € per hour for a maximum of 6h, and they dispose of 70 € of material budget.

Criteria of eligibility :

- Maximum 20 min length or duration (in case the performance doesn’t need of continuous attention from the audience)

- Technical specifications including: scenography, performance perimeter, sound, lightning

-  Artists must be able to issue an invoice

Submission procedure :

- Fill the form online -

-Send to artistes@inact.fr  a .ZIP file named as LastnameName_INACT2020.zip :

    - Detailed project
    - Technical requirements   
    - Bio / CV / Book

Deadline for project submission :

December 31st, 2019

Results announced during January 2020

Collectif NOUN - Photo : Patrick Lambin - INACT


  L'association INACT est soutenue par :

- La ville de Strasbourg
- La Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de la région Grand Est
- La Région Grand Est
- Le Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin
- La société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques
- La caisse des dépôts et consignation

Le festival des arts mutants est organisé par l'association INACT