minus20degree calling for submissions

Heinz Riegler continues to take his work back and forth between Australia and Europe. Currently working in his native Austria on recordings for a major new LP release, Riegler is also part of the concept and organisation team of an biennial art and architecture festival in the Austrian Alps.

minus20degree is calling for submissions from artists for inclusion in the third edition of the festival which will take place 28 – 30 January, 2016.

Riegler was a co-founder of the inaugural minus20degree event, in 2012, which was originally conceived as an excuse to play and experiment with snow. With the initial vision of projecting onto snow, a snow cinema was created. It quickly turned into a short film festival featuring a selection of works by a set of internationally acclaimed artists.  The 2014 event expanded to also include a performance staged as a walk through an alpine winter forest based on Dante’s Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem Divine Comedy.

The 3rd edition will span over three days and the minus20degree team intends to program the alpine winter space with a view to entangle a multitude of disciplines within the landscape as well as each other. Themed MELTminus20degree is, for the first time calling for submissions from artists to propose projects for the January 2016 event. The deadline for this this Open Call is July 20, 2015. All details can be found in this Open Call document. (3.6MB)