Appel de propositions

Call for Proposals 2016-2017 : Ostentatious Normality

Deadline: June 30, 2015
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Folie/Culture, a contemporary arts organisation whose mission is to solicit reflection on questions related to mental health through unusual artistic research, invites you to submit your wildest proposals! Through its open mandate, Folie/Culture favours pluridisciplinarity, but is also sensitive to all artistic practices.

The selection of projects will be made in the fall of 2015, to be presented during 2016-2017. Take note that we do not have neither an exhibition venue nor production and distribution equipment, which obliges us to reinvent the way the works are presented.

THEME: Ostentatious Normality
Folie/Culture wondered what “ostentatious normality” could look like. Since normality is by definition drab, how can we render it ostentatious? In an out-of-wack universe, the expression of extremes, attention-grabbing images, hard performances, polymorphous sexuality, even to the questioning of gender and the modification of body morphology are objects of ostentatious normality. Nothing is left in the closet.

We are inviting you to try to reflect on the issue of ostentatious normality. Can we create an anti-DSM, a DSM that would be the diagnostic book of reinvented normality? Are there ghettos of normality, gated communities being the perfect example of ostentatious normality? So what does a normal queer or a normal schizophrenic, or a normal sex worker, or a normal native look like? What about a normal artist?

– a description of your project related to the theme Ostentatious Normality (one page);
– a short biography, your artistic approach (one page);
– a curriculum vitæ;
– a maximum of 10 digital images or a total of a 10-minute video;
– as well as a self-addressed and stamped return envelope, if sent by mail.

Send your project to:
By mail to the following address:
Comité de programmation Folie/Culture
335, rue Saint-Joseph Est – bureau 520
Québec (Québec) G1K 3B4
By Internet via a Dropbox link to the following address:

For information: Éloïse Plamondon-Pagé, 418 649-0999, or