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Norwich, UK

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

12 May - 28 May 2017

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and  county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.

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Philadelphia, US

PIFA 2018 Preview - The People's Tower

30 May - 04 Jun 2017

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Olivier Grossetête - The People's Tower (Norwich, 2014) © Chris Taylor

Brought to Dilworth Park by iternationally renowned French visual artist Olivier Grossetete in partnership with Kimmel Center, hundreds of Philadelphians will construct The People's Tower -- a huge edifice without any cement or bricks! 1,400 carboard boxes and 18 miles of masking tape will rise into an 88 foot monumental-community-performance-architectural structure evocative of Independence Hall.

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June 4th - Art in public space panel

At the intersection of the arts, public space, and civic participation lies the ability to create dialogue about what it means to be a part of a community.

Communities are both physical and conceptual. Whether defined by agreed upon values, interests, activities, or languages, individual inclusion in any community is active; a constant negotiation. Public space is also not neutral and always shifting. It is central to the meaning, quality, and accessibility of all shared actions and with respect to the arts, it is the foundation of the audience’s experience. The arts are a way for us to communicate, recognize, and legitimize each other; they are the act of transferring empathy and sharing our humanity. When the arts, the community, and public space are all in play together, a functioning democracy becomes possible, one in which we, the citizenry, share active responsibility both for ourselves and those around us.

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Terschelling , NL

Oerol Festival

09 Jun - 18 Jun 2017

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Terschellings Oerol festival has a reputation as one of the most fun, most exceptional theatre festivals in Europe. From its roots as a small festival in 1982, Oerol has grown to become a true phenomenon. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music. The shows are created or adapted specially for the exceptional locations where there are performed. From theatre spectacle to mime, from intimate musical theatre to hilarious circus shows, from Westerns to interactive installations: you will find all of this and more in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods, on the dikes, in sheds and barns and simply on the streets.

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Sotteville-Lès-Rouen, FR

Festival Viva Cité

30 Jun - 02 Jul 2017

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Unmissable event for street arts lovers and professionals. For 3 days artists invest the city, its neighborhoods, spaces and unlikely places ... They make the city breathe at their own pace and be rediscover by its inhabitants.

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Rennes, FR

Les Tombées de la Nuit

05 Jul - 09 Jul 2017

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Amanda Parer - Intrude (Les Tombées de la Nuit 2016)

The aim of Les Tombées de la nuit: to find new ways of occupying public space and imagining the relationship with the spectator. Combining genres, torpedoing the same old street performances, dynamiting habits and multiplying encounters and inventions, there was no end to his innovations although he always retained the principle that everyone can come and sit at the table. A biting and joyous denial for levellers-down everywhere!

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Graz, AT

La Strada

28 Jul - 05 Aug 2017

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Rara Woulib, Bizangos © Martin Hauer / La Strada Graz 2016

La Strada Graz is a unique festival for street and puppet theatre, Community Art and Cirque Nouveau in Austria. It shares its passion with a growing audience since twenty years. Since 2001 it has been not only a presenting but also a producing festival and works on optimising the conditions for creating innovative artistic projects and introducing them to the international scene. As a Creation Center La Strada falls back on unused places, inspirit them temporarily as a place of production.

2017 La Strada celebrates its 20th anniversary by indulging a bit in the past remembering unforgetable moments and by making visible new connections between the past, the present and the future.

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Detmold, DE

Stadt Detmold - Movements

10 Aug - 13 Aug 2017

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Hull, UK

Freedom Festival

01 Sep - 03 Sep 2017

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Hull's annual international outdoor arts festival.
1-3 September | 2017 | Hull | Yorkshire

Hull’s flagship event celebrates its tenth year in 2017, having launched in 2007 to commemorate Hull-born anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce.

For the full line up visit www.freedomfestival.co.uk/whatson
Prepare to be amazed.
#freedomhull

Twitter: @FreedomFestHull
Instagram: freedomfesthull
YouTube: /FreedomFestHull

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Plovdiv, BG

Night Plovdiv

15 Sep - 17 Sep 2017

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The Night of Museums and Galleries festival was held for the first time in Bulgaria in Plovdiv in 2005. The format started by initiative of SARIEV Gallery founders Vesselina and Katrin Sarievi. In 2007 the two established the Open Arts Foundation – the Night’s main organiser. Like other “White Nights” around the world, the idea is for the audience to encounter artists, art and culture in unusual evening and late-night hours. In 2005 the program included around 20 events attended by around 3000 people. Even then the festival was already a cultural revolution, doubling and tripling annual visits in some of Plovdiv’s major museums and galleries in one night. The night is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable Plovdiv events anticipated and attended by audiences across the country.

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Terni, IT

Terni Festival

15 Sep - 24 Sep 2017

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Fernando Rubio - Todo lo que está a mi lado

The Terni Festival presents national and international artists active in the field of dance, performance and visual art promoting innovation and crossing the boundaries of languages and genres, overcoming also the border in-between professionals and audience investing the city with wide spread outdoor installation, site specific projects and community works and researches.

Košice, SK

Biela Noc Košice

30 September 2017

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Sabina Lang & Daniel Baumann - Confort 13 © Jaroslav Novak

Biela Noc as the biggest and most visited festival of contemporary art in Slovakia has reached 170 thousand visitors in the 2016 edition. The festival embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a completely new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exists for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes ˮwhiteˮ.

White night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only the contemporary art forms, but also the untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.

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Bratislava, SK

Biela Noc Bratislava

07 October 2017

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Sabina Lang & Daniel Baumann © SITA/Marek Mrviš

Biela Noc as the biggest and most visited festival of contemporary art in Slovakia has reached 170 thousand visitors in the 2016 edition. The festival embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a completely new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exists for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes ˮwhiteˮ.

White night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only the contemporary art forms, but also the untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.

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Detmold, DE

Bildstörung Festival Detmold

18 May - 21 May 2018

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The town of Detmold offers a unique blend of urban and rural areas and has developed its own specific approach to cultural events in public space. The Bildstörung European Street Theatre Festival, which has been running every two years since 1991, involves public performances that temporarily melt into the life of the town and blend with local people's everyday lives. These works of art go well beyond mere performances, and are designed and developed in Hangar 21, a dedicated workshop for the performing arts. 

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Hull, UK

Emerging Lab

03 May 2017

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6 artists discuss works in progress with 30 programmers and professionals.

With one common goal: to get to meet each other and discuss new artistic projects ; to share views on art in public space, and to grow from the others’ experiences.
 

Montpellier, FR

ZAT - Zone Artistique Temporaire

22 Apr - 23 Apr 2017

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Frank Bölter - Origami Playground, Travellings 2016 © Grégoire Edouard

For the second time this year, Montpellier City commissioned Lieux publics, directed by Pierre Sauvageot, to imagine and carry out the artistic programme of its yearly festival in public space: the ZAT - Zone Artistique Temporaire (Temporary Artistic Zone).

This year’s edition will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2017 in Parc Montcalm, a 25 hectare-urban park situated close to the city centre. Two days and one evening of outdoor programme including contemporary circus, theatre and dance, cosmopolitan & multilingual storytelling, poetical constructions and participatory performances.

20 vivid artistic creations dealing with themes such as utopian architecture and collective action, being young and considering the future nowadays, falling and getting up again, human behaviour and tradition, profusion and derision in Northern societies, violence and tenderness of new technologies, nature and sport, including feminine football and no-ball football!

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Marseille, FR

FAI-AR Panorama des chantiers

14 Mar - 16 Mar 2017

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Closing of 18 months of training, the Panorama des chantiers is a time of encounter between the 16 apprentices of the outgoing promotion and professionals. Each apprentice presents a work in progress that allows to discover his/her aesthetics, his/her project and his/her research tracks.

This event is a time of experimentation for these future authors-directors of artistic projects in public space. It is aimed at collecting advice and critical feedback from professionals and opening their perspectives of production and distribution.

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Neerpelt, BE

Hot House

06 Dec - 08 Nov 2016

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3 days
16 artists
20 programmers and professionals

With one common goal: to get to meet each other and discuss new artistic projects ; to share views on art in public space, and to grow from the others’ experiences.
 
Hot houses are organised in the frame of IN SITU ACT, a 4-year cooperation project that started in November 2016.

Valencia, ES

IN SITU at the next IETM Plenary Meeting

03 Nov - 06 Nov 2016

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We are at a crossroads; the time is short and each turn is crucial.

By becoming more business-like, aren’t we compromising our artistic integrity? By learning to be self-sustainable, won’t we risk losing the last remnants of public money? When asked to prove the value of our practices, should we tap into the rhetoric of numbers, of “growth and jobs”, or resist the whole discourse of tangible measurement? Developing our audiences, should we seek for growth-oriented marketing strategies or deepen the engagement and authentic relationships with our public - or both? And how about the status of the artist - shouldn't that be our main concern?

The crossroads are multiple – between international and local, technical and artistic, experiential and innovative. As long as a crossroads is not an impasse, there is always a path to new opportunities. Let’s keep our minds open and find this very path.

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Glasgow, UK

Galoshans Festival

28 Oct - 30 Oct 2016

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Returning for 2016, this 2 day cultural feast brings artists from across Europe and Scotland, to create a magical spectacle of street theatre, music, performance, dance, video and visual art on the streets of Greenock.

Get involved in this year's Halloween Parade with prizes for best groups and best wee guiders.

Galoshans is rooted in the heritage of Inverclyde. The people of the West of Scotland used to celebrate Galoshans by visiting each other's houses and performance a Galoshans play. If it was well received they might receive a 'treat', and it is this practice which is credited as the origin of the American 'trick or treating' at Halloween.

Halloween is also a time of the year when the fabric between this world and the next is so thin that it is possible for mortals to travel between them.

We have invited artists to collaborate with communities and create work that looks at what happens when two worlds touch.

Join them and journey to another world with Europe's most spectacular artists and performers.

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Neerpelt, BE

OORtreders festival

21 Oct - 22 Oct 2016

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Station Moon transit by Dylan O'Donnel via European Space Agency

OORtreders is Afrikaans for ‘trespassers’, but in Dutch it literally means ‘EARwalkers’. OORtreders wander through forbidden territory or no-man’s-land, far from the beaten path. This is the field of transdisciplinary art or inter-art: art between disciplines and genres, between the auditorium and public space, between passive and active experience, between ear, eye, body and brain. Over two evenings, Musica and Dommelhof present transdisciplinary artists from Belgium and abroad with a single focus: sound. How can sound act as a medium to step beyond the bounds of a discipline? This question is also central to the study day that opens the festival. Step into the fascinating universe of in-between-art with sound at OORtreders.
 
OORtreders is the successor to the community art festival Samhain and is organised by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music and TAKT Dommelhof (Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof)

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Budapest, HU

Reality Research Festival 2k16

21 Oct - 27 Oct 2016

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‘What is reality?’ This is one of the most contested issues today. The real is said to be multiple, fragmented, virtualized, or even lost, as a result of media effects and social dynamics. The interpretations offered are highly controversial, some point to the disappearance of immediacy, others to the changes provoked by the application of new technologies. What are the layers of reality today and which of them concern us most?

The new technologies have created hyperreality as the new environment for the human condition, destabilizing the senses, affects, knowledge as well as spatial and temporal relations). We move in simulated environments and talk to programmed people and feel less and less able to separate facts from fiction, editorials from advertisements, humans from bots. The virtual is more real to us than the mere real.

Reality Research Festival will investigate how the new technologies inserted between the zones of sensation and consciousness affect our perception and grasp of the surrounding world, what happens when AR, VR or MR technologies set the benchmarks for reality.

Reality Research Festival 2k16 (21-27 October) is a concerted effort by PLACCC (IN SITU partner) and Kitchen Budapest to map and dissect contemporary concepts of reality.

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Angers, FR

Que peut faire l'art dans la ville sinon du bien?

12 Oct - 13 Oct 2016

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La Paperie and the urban planning agency of the Anjou region offer an artistic and cultural reflection on a territory and question its uses and practices.

The 12th and 13th of October, they invite you to a conference and workshop on the new dynamics of the urban fabric.
Outside the usual scope of wonder, the sensational, the exceptional, together, they will ask the question of what art can do for the city?

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Bratislava, SK

Biela Noc Bratislava

08 October 2016

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The biggest and most visited contemporary art festival in Slovakia.

White Night embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes “white”.

White Night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only contemporary art forms, but also untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.

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La Venaria, IT

FOCUS La Venaria Reale:
Effetto Larsen

08 October 2016

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"Mnemosyne is a site-sensitive project about emotional memories connected to places. Mnemosyne was the personification of memory for the ancient Greeks: daughter of Uranus and Gea, Sky and Earth, mother of the Muses. Art, in all its forms, arises from the past, or rather from what the past leaves on us. That is where the name of the project comes from: a modular, site-sensitive, flexible format that gathers individual and local memories in the wider idea of collective memory.
We re-map places on the base of the emotional life of the people living there, connecting locations with emotions to create an emotional interface with the spaces. Places that are normally ignored are in this way enhanced by the fragments of the story they contain. The project's goal is to create an emotional map of a place, starting from memories and experiences of people living there. The starting point consists in a survey; the final one in an installation where the public can visit places wih different eyes."

 

Effetto Larsen

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Budapest, HU

FOCUS Placcc Festival: X/tnt - Dedriving Actions in Budapest

07 Oct - 08 Oct 2016

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X/tnt - Dedriving Code

Capitalism, communism, nazism, nationalism, consumerism... create representations of collective freedoms through the use of symbols that should make us feel, powerfull, indestructible...eternal... But their profound nature is to divide- to feed us with a erzats of freedom. They act upon us as a drug, they give us a sense of collective power, but deny our individual basic needs - music, dance, poetry and art in general convey that electrifying feeling for life. A monument is not an art piece, it uses art to convey only one idea - it tames art as it tames human nature. Freedom, all the same is just a word from which we need to be freed.

FREE FREEDOM, is a new type of vehicul. It is a 1 m 20 high mobile pedestal designed to spread ideas accross the city and to bring ephemeral statements into public space. It is a message to the authorities: Ideas are not frozne, there is always an alternative. 

More info: http://wiki.dcod.eu/index.php/Free_Freedom#Free_Freedom_action

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Košice, SK

Biela Noc Košice

01 October 2016

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The biggest and most visited contemporary art festival in Slovakia.

White Night embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes “white”.

White Night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only contemporary art forms, but also untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.

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Prague, CZ

4+4 Days in Motion

30 Sep - 08 Oct 2016

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This year, the 4+4 Days in Motion international festival of contemporary art takes over the municipal buildings in the center of Prague

This year’s 21st edition of the 4+4 Days in Motion International Festival of Contemporary Art moves into the unused Municipal Buildings in the very center of Prague. From 30 September to 8 October, the empty buildings next to Franz Kafka Square will host an extensive exhibition by 50 artists – sculptures, paintings, installations, and photographs selected by curator Pavlína Morganová on the subject of The Independent Research of Subjectivity. The Municipal Buildings will also host the premiere performances of various theater projects, public discussions with experts, guided tours, and children’s workshops led by renowned Czech artists.

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Rennes, FR

les TOMBÉES DE LA NUIT

02 Jul - 17 Jul 2016

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The aim of Les Tombées de la nuit: to find new ways of occupying public space and imagining the relationship with the spectator. Combining genres, torpedoing the same old street performances, dynamiting habits and multiplying encounters and inventions, there was no end to his innovations although he always retained the principle that everyone can come and sit at the table. A biting and joyous denial for levellers-down everywhere!

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Sotteville-Lès-Rouen, FR

Festival Viva Cité

24 Jun - 26 Jun 2016

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Unmissable event for street arts lovers and professionals. For 3 days artists invest the city, its neighborhoods, spaces and unlikely places ... They make the city breathe at their own pace and be rediscover by its inhabitants.

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Terschelling , NL

Oerol Festival

10 Jun - 19 Jun 2016

Terschellings Oerol festival has a reputation as one of the most fun, most exceptional theatre festivals in Europe. From its roots as a small festival in 1982, Oerol has grown to become a true phenomenon. Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, street theatre, art and music. The shows are created or adapted specially for the exceptional locations where there are performed. From theatre spectacle to mime, from intimate musical theatre to hilarious circus shows, from Westerns to interactive installations: you will find all of this and more in the dunes, on the beaches, in the woods, on the dikes, in sheds and barns and simply on the streets.

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Detmold, DE

Bildstörung
Europaïsches Straßentheater festival

13 May - 16 May 2016

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From 13th to 16th of may 2016, during four days the streets and spaces in town become big stages, temporary theatres and sites of surprising encounters. During four days artists will move the audience, make it laugh, wonder or move it to tears.

The programme will show street theatre in all its facets: small, mobile walk-acts and animations, new circus, dance theatre, multi- media site presentations and locally based productions that deal with current topics of individuals and society.

The KulturTeam of Detmold is looking forward to an open minded audience that always gets involved in the various productions and gets enthusiastic for the variety of theatre in public space.

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Norwich, UK

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

13 May - 29 May 2016

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and  county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.

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