Pixel Palace – Residency
The Tyneside Cinema is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for an artist in residence as part of our Pixel Palace programme 2011.
The residency offer is for contemporary artists of international calibre working in new technologies and moving image. Support is provided to develop new work via a well resourced studio, editing suite and access to high end AV equipment. There will also be opportunities to engage with the working cinema and its surroundings.
The selected artist will also exchange skills and knowledge with artists and young people at varying stages of development including our Factory group through participation in the atelier process.
This will be an active period of time for an artist to develop exploratory/inquiry based work that compliments and informs the current Pixel Palace programme. The residency space will be shared with another artist in residence and is based in the social environment of the cinema, creating opportunities to produce live events and develop formal and informal discussions.
The Tyneside Cinema and Pixel Palace
Tyneside Cinema’s mission is to bring
as many people as possible together in our venue to experience, enjoy
and engage with the past, present and future of cinema.
The Pixel Palace programme extends the cinema’s mission by working with new media artists and curators working in digital arts to not only reflect upon cinema’s past, but to engage new audiences in its expanded present and pervasive future.
About the Programme
Jean Luc Goddard’s classic film “Alphaville” provides a vibrant starting
point for the Pixel Palace to explore the influence technology has upon
us, shaping our behaviour and understanding of the world. As curator
Kerry Brougher describes it in the cinema effect, “there is a confusion of reality and illusion in the modern world.” He goes on to say:
“As Godard predicted, life is indeed shaped by computers. In Alphaville, in our world today, the cinema is everywhere, in the flick of a cigarette
lighter, in the glow of a light bulb… it is in the way we perceive our
world, in the way we speak, in the way we dream. We have no need of
entering a movie theatre to experience cinema; life itself is just like a
This programme will involve working with artists to investigate the way in which the cinema reflects life but also the way in which technology has an “Alphaville effect”.
The selected artist is offered:
· Studio space for 2 months at the Tyneside Cinema Newcastle
· A development fee of £2800
· Travel expenses (one return journey from place of origin to Newcastle and back)
· 2 months accommodation
· Material/production costs (negotiable)
· Access to the Tyneside cinemas resources including Sony V1s, an editing suite including Avid and Final Cut as well as a suite of standard AV software.
Selection is based on the following criteria:
· The quality of the artist's work
· Evidence of past engagement with artists at mixed stages of development
· The artistic merit of the proposed work
· The benefit to be gained by the artist
· The benefit to be gained by Pixel Palace
· Evidence of the ability to work independently
Starting 1st October 2011, lasting eight weeks.
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
How to apply:
· A brief (no more than 200 words) description of your proposed work
· A link to 5 online examples of work in form of images, audio and/or video format
· Your CV
Tuesday 30th August 2011