OPEN CALL: The Cosmic Cesspit

The Cosmic Cesspit is a two-days happening located in and around a house on the hills of Zürich from the 19th till the 20th of July 2014.

The Cosmic Cesspit refers to the most recently discovered planetoid Chiron, which was first sighted in 1977 on its trek between Saturn and Uranus. In Astrology Chiron is the wounded healer. He is responsible for collective failings and flaws, broken dreams and inescapable pain.

The happening wants to be an interstice; an opportunity for diagonal encounters; a place to heal and/or revive your deepest-seated wounds through unbound cosmic cruisin’.

We kindly invite you for two days of suffering joy, enchanted disillusionment, theoretical disasters and peaceful collisions with concerts, performances, art, great food, and all that’s in between.

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Höngg (CH) and Mont Saint Eugene (BE) are welcoming submissions for the two days happening in July 2014.

Höngg is a house on a hill with a view situated in Rütihof, a quarter in Zürich, CH. Höngg is a barbapapa, continuously and freely shapeshifting. It offers several multifunctional rooms, a large balcony, a soundproof attic space, a fully equipped kitchen and a large garden with apple and plum trees; partly wild, partly cultivated. A path next to the house brings you directly into the fields and forest with numerous walking trails.

Mont Saint Eugene is a Brussels based collective. EUGENE provides a forum for young artists, curators and writers, and creates the opportunity for exhibiting and promoting the work of both members and like-minded artists.

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Send your submissions to cosmiccesspit@gmail.com before 1st of July.

All disciplines are welcome: screenings, video works, performances, paintings, culinary experiments, ornithology walks, hypnotherapy sessions. 

See preliminary program below.

The participating artists get free accommodation and food during the happening.

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DAY 1
19th of July. 

Existential Breakfast (Halva)

Cosmic Cesspit Program:
Garden Lectures
Performances
Screenings
Concerts

Alchemical Bonfire + Beat on the Brat Dance
Party
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DAY 2
20th of July.

Paracetamol Breakfast (Hoba)

Anti-Protokoll Program :
Garden lectures
Performances
Screenings
Concerts
Poetry Slam + Diagonal Concerts
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Ongoing expo (19th till 20th July)
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If you have any questions, please send an email to cosmiccesspit@gmail.com

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stad: inventariseen tentoonstelling samengesteld door / an exhibition assembled by Sofie Verraest / image by Jan peetersNL | Steen, beton en glas ademen. Ruimtes omarmen ons, verwelkomen of verontrusten, voeren het ritme op of doen vertragen, zijn ingetogen of uitbundig. Deze tentoonstelling bevraagt in woord en beeld de stadservaring. Poëzie, film, fotografie, schilderkunst en architectuurbeelden passeren alle de revue en onderzoeken hoe de ruimtelijke omgeving subtiel op ons inwerkt. Veeleer dan zich expliciet als tentoonstelling te profileren, integreert stad: inventaris zich onopvallend in de ruimte. De werken passen vormelijk in het verwachtingspatroon van een foyer, maar verrassen door hun inhoud.Met werk van: Michiel De Cleene, Jan Peeters, Delphine Somers, Bart Van der Straeten, Sofie Verraest and Writingplace, laboratory for architecture and literature.
EN | Stone, concrete and glass – they breathe. Spaces embrace us, they welcome or alarm us, they force the pace or slow us down, are modest or exuberant. This exhibition questions the urban experience by means of text and imagery. Poetry, film, photography, painting and architectural imagery are all passed in review, and investigate how our spatial surroundings influence us in subtle ways. Rather than presenting itself explicitly as an exhibition, stad: inventaris (city: inventory) blends in with the space. Formally, the works comply with the pattern of expectations of a foyer, but their content surprises.With work by: Michiel De Cleene, Jan Peeters, Delphine Somers, Bart Van der Straeten, Sofie Verraest and Writingplace, laboratory for architecture and literature.

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een tentoonstelling samengesteld door / an exhibition assembled by Sofie Verraest / image by Jan peeters

NL | Steen, beton en glas ademen. Ruimtes omarmen ons, verwelkomen of verontrusten, voeren het ritme op of doen vertragen, zijn ingetogen of uitbundig. Deze tentoonstelling bevraagt in woord en beeld de stadservaring. Poëzie, film, fotografie, schilderkunst en architectuurbeelden passeren alle de revue en onderzoeken hoe de ruimtelijke omgeving subtiel op ons inwerkt. Veeleer dan zich expliciet als tentoonstelling te profileren, integreert stad: inventaris zich onopvallend in de ruimte. De werken passen vormelijk in het verwachtingspatroon van een foyer, maar verrassen door hun inhoud.

Met werk van: Michiel De Cleene, Jan Peeters, Delphine Somers, Bart Van der Straeten, Sofie Verraest and Writingplace, laboratory for architecture and literature.

EN | Stone, concrete and glass – they breathe. Spaces embrace us, they welcome or alarm us, they force the pace or slow us down, are modest or exuberant. This exhibition questions the urban experience by means of text and imagery. Poetry, film, photography, painting and architectural imagery are all passed in review, and investigate how our spatial surroundings influence us in subtle ways. Rather than presenting itself explicitly as an exhibition, stad: inventaris (city: inventory) blends in with the space. Formally, the works comply with the pattern of expectations of a foyer, but their content surprises.

With work by: Michiel De Cleene, Jan Peeters, Delphine Somers, Bart Van der Straeten, Sofie Verraest and Writingplace, laboratory for architecture and literature.



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Sergej Culumarevic – Napred

Wie bekend is met het constructivisme kan zich moeilijk vergissen in de inspiratiebron van Sergej Culumarevic’ collages/assemblages in Napred (vooruit in het Servo-Kroatisch). Geometrische simpliciteit, typografie, energieke krachtlijnen, motief- en materiaalkeuze – alle refereren aan de avant-gardestroming. Drijfveer is echter niet langer een technisch-optimistisch ontzag voor de tektoniek van objecten. Roest, patina en slijtage overheersen: de geassembleerde vormen en objecten dragen zichtbaar hun geschiedenis en blijven in het nieuwgevormde geheel fragmenten die terugverwijzen naar een werkelijkheid buiten het werk.