CESTA's 13th Arts Festival of International, Interdisciplinary Collaborations
August 2009




  • Festival Catalogue
  • Festival Program
  • Festival Statement
  • Participating Artists
  • Festival FAQs
  • Sponsors and Special Thanks

  • UNDERCOVERED festival schedule
    On-site collaborations in progress: August 1-26
    Presentations of participants' past work: August 12-18
    Final presentations of the collaboration groups: August 28-30 starting at 7:30pm
    Daily reviews of the presentations: August 29-31 at 12noon

    UNDERCOVERED festival statement

    Hidden and naked. Protected and endangered. Forgotten and targeted. The duality of undercovered is inescapable - the concealed to the unveiled, the censored to the recognized. The current unprecedented access to information encourages discovery, yet we attack the conspicuous.  We guard our histories, and suffer as the ignored. We pursue knowledge to achieve progress, yet illumination creates shadows, and definition creates margins. When do we seek protection through visibility and when through anonymity? In our quest for recognition and representation, what do we discard or overlook, and why?

    For UNDERCOVERED, CESTA invites artists in all disciplines to collaborate in creating works implicating this duality through their choices of artistic content, process, or discipline.


    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 UNDERCOVERED 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 UNDERCOVERED.



    Sponsors and Special Thanks

    Canada Council logo
    mesto Tabor logo
    AoD logo
    NKA logo
    VKF logo
    Kocis Sound&Records
    NAC logo
    Cheiron T


    Kubešovi-Čermákovi-Šmejkalovi, Základní škola Borotín, Petr Dobiáš, Jiři Podlaha, John Brent, and all our volunteers


    Festival Staff: Hilary Binder, George Cremaschi, Matthew Ostrowski, Naomi Potter, Chris Rankin, paige starling sorvillo, Lexa Walsh

    translation: Eva Kubešová



    For other information, please visit our FAQs page or contact us at:
    CESTA
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    390 01 Tábor CZ
    +420 381 258 004 phone/fax
    cesta(at)cesta(dot)cz