Artistic residencies

The Artistic Residencies are the important moment in which the artists, the production and organization staff will have the opportunity of experiencing an important exchange and networking process. MORE THAN THIS allows the network to organize 14 residencies addressed to the 7 artists proposed by the partners of the project in order to develop anew project. Each artist will be offered two residencies, invited by two different partners, in two different territories. Each Artistic Residence will include a meeting with local students and will end with an “open rehearsal” dedicated to the audience. The aim of the Artistic Residencies is to produce artistic projects on an international scale, with a strong relationship with the heterogeneity of territories, populations, partners and their specificities.


Each artist will be asked to organize a workshop to launch the question of complexity and displacement, sharing his/her practice with amateurs or local inhabitants. Workshops are a way of enacting mobility in one’s practice. Artists will consider their workshop as a laboratory of complexity: by sharing his/her project with non-professional groups, hosted by a new partner and in a new territory he/she can perceive his/her work differently and make his/her project progress.

Displacements of festivals

Displacements of Festivals is the most innovative activity provided by MTT, working not only on the artist’s mobility, but also on the cultural institutions one. For two years, each festival will either take place in its own city, including 3 days of hosting another festival and its program, or move to another territory, to be hosted by another festival for 3 days. Each travelling festival will program at least 3 performances and side activities within the programme of the hosting one, including at least one More Than This artist. Displacements of Festivals will provide sessions of Commom Work, in which part of the staffs of the two festivals involved will experiment others approach to the work, sharing their know-how and creating new tools and new ways of working together.E

Shared residencies

The Shared Residencies will be organised to create the framework for a meeting between all artists and cultural operators involved in the project, to share and nourish their research and reflexions, to share their questions about the project methods, and to implement their professional international network and open collectively the questions of the project. MTT will organise two collective residencies of 4 days gathering most people involved in the project: artists, cultural operators, researchers in human and social sciences, so that the project is based and starts every year on shared experiences and thoughts.E

Moments of reflections

The two-year project will be accompanied by a program of reflection. The question about the reduction of complexity, standing at the core of the shared interest among the different partners, will create aline developing itself as a visible continuum throughout the two years, and linking the activities of the whole project. At the same time one of the point of this moments of reflection is the articulation of a same question in the specificity of a context and a territory. Beside working on the content, these moments of reflection carry on an investigation on the forms, trying to devise a new format for the audience to analyze theoretical aspects in the context of performing arts, gathering spectators from different contexts, inviting theoreticians and artists to share a reflection under different formats, testing the idea that art is not only an object to reflect on, but also an instrument of reflection on the present time


Each Moment of reflection is also the occasion for an instant publication – a zine – retracing the debates and questions raised during the three emerging new-festivals and once in Madrid, at the middle of the project. Each publication will address the specific sub question of this reflection on hosting complexity and resisting reduction, organised in four practical questions (such as How to narrate complexity? How to resist reduction?), as if they were part of a field guide to preserve complexity. Each zine is bilingual, both in the language of the hosting city (French, Italian, Spanish, Estonian) and in English. This crucial choice trace back the living act of thinking in different contexts, in real time and in the different coexisting languages.E