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Open call for artists to perform in a water reservoir in Barreiro

As part of the 80th anniversary of the public water supply in the Portuguese city, OUT.RA are calling for artist submissions

OUT.FEST organisers OUT.RA have joined the Barreiro Municipality to commemorate 80 years of public water supply in Lisbon's south bay city Barreiro, calling for artists to submit ideas for site-specific performances at Alto da Paiva Water Reservoire.

“As part of a broader programme built on the relationships between water and sound, we call on national and international artists to submit music/sound art performance proposals,” states OUT.RA’s announcement.

A vertical structure with four circular floors, the reservoir can hold an audience of approximately 30 people. Each artist will be given their own floor for performances with a maximum time limit of 25 minutes. Each performance will be repeated three or four times during the two day event scheduled for 27 and 28 May.

OUT.RA are offering those artists who submit proposals the chance to make use of their sound archive of public water supply network recordings. Access to their archive will be given on request.

Successful applicants will each receive a grant of 500€ (including fee, travel and meals), plus accommodation for up to five days prior to the performance.

Deadline is 16 April. Potential applicants can email OUT.RA for more information.