Competition to Design a Shared Portable Teatre Box: Madrid Art Bioscope
Art is a repository of a society’s collective memory; it tends to preserve what historical facts cannot. It is a form of representation of culture and tradition in most lucid form and acts as a visual language that speaks to all. It has become a chronicle that has created different identities for itself, namely, visual, performing, and written. Art’s transition from utilitarian purposes and aesthetics into work of expression happened hundreds of years after its birth. Where is it now?
Art is the fundamental form of representation yet it is unnoticed, at the comfort of our screens there is a visual barrier that deprives us of its actual flavor.
Enjoying any form of art sounds implausible to a large number of people who have never experienced art physically, or found an opportunity to build a relationship. From an artist’s perspective, pursuing any form of art as their means of livelihood for sustenance is a far-fetched dream.Entertainers, dancers, musicians or street artists perform individually in open public spaces. They have enabled the option of an exclusive form of interaction for the audience by offering art as an experience. They have challenged the antiquated form of displaying art only in theaters by their performance. Their reach is bound by lack of infrastructural support on performance locations or the disengagement of spectators with art.Can we as designers suggest an alternative to house such artists by giving them an open platform to explore their potential? Can this intervention help re-establish the disconnect of people with art?
The participants have to design a portable structural device for artists that can be placed in any public realm in context with the city conceived from the design of a Bioscope that was used as a portable cinema theater.
Entertainers, dancers, musicians or street artists perform individually in open public spaces.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
Prize pool of worth 15000$
First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner up: 3 x 1500$ (For 2 x students and 1x professional)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For 2 x students – Most appreciated project wins this)
People’s Choice: 2 x 500$ (For 2 x Professionals – Most appreciated project wins this)
Honorable mention 7 x 250 (Students): 250$ Each
Honorable mention 7 x 250 (Professionals): 250$ Each
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.There is no restriction to the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.There is no restriction to the number of members who can participate in a team.The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes November 21, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project December 1, 2019
Winners announcement Date January 11, 2019
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)