click to enlarge WASTE image by Naomi Potter

CESTA's 12th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations
August 2007

"The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas. " - William Shakespeare

  • Festival Schedule
  • Festival Statement
  • Participating Artists
  • Festival FAQs
  • Sponsors and Special Thanks

  • WASTE festival schedule

    On-site collaborations in progress: August 1-23
    Presentations of participants' past work: August 11-15
    Final presentations of the collaboration groups: August 24-26
    Daily reviews of the presentations: August 25-27 from 12 - 1:00 pm
    Festival closing forum: August 27

    WASTE festival statement
    Without question, waste is a polemic. We treat the object with abandon and the concept with contempt. But waste is full of complexities, and resting in these complexities are dichotomies, integral to development.

    We can consider waste as

    an icon for growth
    a harbinger of the future





    no one's
    a monument to decay
    a residuum of history


    For WASTE, CESTA invites artists in all disciplines to collaborate in creating works which seek to define the origins, ramifications, uses and abuses of one the most ubiquitous and prevalent elements in our behavior and environment.

    CESTA's festival themes and parameters of cross-national interdisciplinary collaborations represent the center's commitment to improving communication through creative expression. We base our selection of artists on a review of applications resulting from our annual open call. Applicants request CESTA to connect them with one or more collaboration partners or apply as a pre-formed collaboration group .

    For WASTE all final festival collaboration groups must be:
    1) Cross-national: more than one nationality
    2) Interdisciplinary: more than one artistic medium
    3) Collaborative: conceptualizing and creating interdependent artistic work AND must contain work created exclusively for WASTE.

    Sponsors and Special Thanks

    cafe bar sedm
    cheiron t
    city of tabor

    Adam Melvin supported in part by:
    prs foundation

    The Holst Foundation

    WASTE staff 2007: George Cremaschi , Hilary Binder, Christopher Rankin, Naomi Potter

    Translation and Artist Assistance: Petra Podlahová
    Research and Development Consultant: Kate Dumbleton
    Technical Coordinator: Matthew Ostrowski

    Volunteers: Milosz, Tessa, Magda, Nico, Alice

    And special thanks to everyone else who helped

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