OPEN CALL – DYSTOPIA sound art festival 2020 Berlin-Brazil

Jun 2020  

Deadline 1st July 2020, 11:59 pm, CET

The Dystopia Festival brings diverse „sound artistic“ viewpoints together in an exhibition that deals with current dystopian moments, as well as those of an imagined future.

Dystopias have gained immense importance in recent years. Not only in fiction, but also in reality, the dystopian signals have been increasing, whether by authoritarian-led states, in threats posed by global Internet corporations, by drastic climate developments – or, most recently, by the corona pandemic. The dystopian always carries the germ of the utopian within it however, even if only as a warning to us not to let things go so far- as we have witnessed during the Corona period, when, for example, Venice’s canals became clear again, or, when the sky over Beijing became clear as well.

Berlin – Brazil / 16. Oct. – 1. Nov. 2020


Following on from the premiere of the double edition Dystopie Berlin-Istanbul (2018/2019), our guest country this year will be Brazil. In addition to artists from Brazil, we invite sound artists from Europe to submit new or existing works that deal with the topic of “dystopia” in the broadest sense.

Artists living in Brasil will be invited for the festival directly. The open call is for sound artists living in the European region. Climate-friendly travel by train is preferable – if at all possible.

The festival wants to establish a sustainable cooperation with the Brazilian sound art scene and we hope to continue the Dystopie-Festival in Brazil in 2021. Selected works produced for Berlin 2020 will then be shown in Brazil.

How to apply

1. Fill in the online application form here
2. Send us a long CV and a portfolio with 3 of your recent works as PDF (Max. 10MB) to Optional you can also send us a project description PDF (Max. 5MB).

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Application deadline 1. July 2020     

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The festival is organized by Errant Sound e.V. and is kindly funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.