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OPEN CALL: hurakan
Deadline: 30 October 2019

Do you like to move, perform or dance? Do you enjoy wearing masks and vibrant costumes? Does your body feel queered by the world and/or climate crisis? If so, you are warmly invited to apply (before 30 October, 2019) to participate in a group performance film, hurakan.


Developed by Adam Patterson, an artist-in-residence at the Hamburger Community of Art, the film will be exhibited at Roodkapje Rotterdam in December. 

Caught in the eye of the hurricane, the project is interested in locating connections and kinships enriched by the need we find between us. It wonders whether love can be found in a hopeless place. 

FIVE (5) performers will be selected to participate. No prior experience with performance is necessary to apply. 

Selected performers will be expected to attend THREE (3) rehearsal sessions (Roodkapje Rotterdam) and ONE (1) day of filming (Hoek van Holland) across the month of November. 

Applications may be submitted via email:

Applicants should introduce themselves and express why they are interested in participating. Deadline: 30 October 2019.  

Selected performers will receive a modest fee for their participation. 


The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is a yearlong development program for emerging artists based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?

hurakan is a project concerned with tingles of intimacy and tenderness felt in the ongoing queering of the climate and the present.

Adam Patterson is a visual artist and writer based between Barbados, London & Rotterdam. Concerned with how stories, images and the gaze may affect, condition or re-imagine selfhood, Patterson likes telling new stories or rethinking old stories in new recuperative ways, working across a variety of media including masquerade, video, critical writing, poetry and performance.

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