Gessnerallee Zurich is a venue for contemporary performative arts and cooperates with local, national as well as international artists in the fields of research, production, presentation and touring. We are interested in collaborating with experienced artists, emerging artists and career changers. We see ourselves as hosts, collaborators, and enablers, and in our decisions we attach importance to making both sustainable, long-term collaborations and short-term planned projects possible.
Our focus is on the presentation and production of artists who are characterized by a high degree of reflection on social and/or aesthetic issues, who have a need for the continuous development of their artistic, aesthetic practice, who like to take risks and at the same time are sensitive to diversity and inclusion related topics and issues. Overcoming the underrepresentation of marginalized individuals and groups in the cultural field is a concern of ours. We therefore particularly encourage artists and career changers with structural experiences of discrimination to present themselves.
Artistic work is a process that always involves decisions for a certain aesthetic, for a certain form, for a certain theme - and thus leaves out other possibilities. Within the tension between the demand for openness and the need for omission, the ability to empathize, generosity, the joy of sharing, but also the will to make transparent decisions are important components of good cooperation for us.
For us, another focus is the constant examination of the question for whom we produce artistic works and how we can make the stay in our spaces as accessible, pleasant and stimulating as possible for a diverse audience. That's why we welcome the willingness to think about the visitor's perspective, the interest in the creative use of accessibility forms (such as audio description, sign language, relaxed performance, multilingual surtitles, etc.) and the collaboration in the design of communication tools.
Artists who are interested in working with us can register with the co-directors Kathrin Veser and Miriam Walther email@example.com for an approximately 45-minute discussion and/or get-to-know-you appointment on site (tbd) or on Zoom. Please feel free to let us know if you have accessibility needs for the conversation (costs, such as interpreting between spoken and sign language, will be covered if needed).
Possible dates are: 25 August, 28 August, 8 September, and 22 September 10-14.00.
Further appointment possibilities will be communicated in the course of the next months. Emails will be handled within a week if possible.