10 February 2013

The Bull, Man and The Myth

Calls to all creators, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, philosophy and religion,
to submit a ORIGINAL work, subject to the following idea:

" From pre historic age, man has demonstraded profound admiration for the animal kingdom. It has been represented in Rock Art, this interest is directly in relation to hunting, an activity from which man obtained part of its sustenance.

The bull being an animal of great being and bravery, belonging to the astrological wheel of the zodiac, is a good example of this veneration and respect, being rooted in the Lusitania culture( Portugal and Spain) through the “Festa Brava”, with many admirers and opposes.

Independently of the role that the animal may have in man’s life, in many archaic and present civilizations, it is considered to be a divine manifestation, also associated with the mythological concepts.

The myth of the Minotaur is maybe the most well-known which represents a man consumed by his own desires. In essence this corresponds to our interior conflict between our human and animal instincts.

This Mail art Call has as its main objective to explore the triplicate between the bull, man and the myth."

TECHNIQUE: all techniques are allowed,provided that the holders are able to be mailed
- No jury, no selection, no prizes, no returns.

- Each artist can participate with two works, and should provide, full name, address, nationality, email and web site if available.
- All participants must agree to the reproduction of his work in brochures or other educational material, such as public exhibition of the same.

- All works will be exhibited, excluding racist, xenophobic and religion discriminate works.

- ATTENTION !, reproductions of works that have been sent to other Mail Art Calls or Mail Artists are NOT ACCEPT, all works must be ORIGINAL and unique, duly signed by their authors.
 The works will be exhibited during the Salvaterra de Magos Festivities in June 2013,  and will open to the public for nearly a month. This Festivities are related with the Charter (Foral) celebrations that  D. Manuel granted on 1507, to D. Nuno (grandson of king D. Duarte). This festivities attract thousand of people to this region of Portugal, and are well known by:

- Running of the bulls in the main avenue
- International folk festival
- Traditional gastronomy
- Other cultural events and music

p.s. After the end of the exhibition there is the intention that the same move to other locations of Santarém district and Vila Franca de Xira county, where the tradition of Bull Fights are very well rooted.

DOCUMENTATION: documentation will be sent to all participantes.
 All works will be published in the following location:
DEADLINE: June 4, 2013
All works must be sent by normal post (snail mail) with postage STAMPS to:

"COMA- The Bull, Man and the Myth"
Helder Coelho Dias
Rua Felicidade Páscoa, nº 48
2100-519 Fajarda (Coruche)

Com os melhores cumprimentos / Best regards

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