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10 Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 25, 2012, noon
  • Location:
    Herring Cove Bathhouse, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA USA, Rt 6, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 02657, US

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse, Provincetown, MA USA. Call for Proposals.

www.10daysofart.org Deadline August 25, 2012.

Contact: Jay Critchley

Provincetown 10 Days of Art 2012 Festival and Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact) are pleased to announce a multi-media exhibition at the Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore; “Ten Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade,” is set for September 28 to October 7, 2012; project director artist Jay Critchley invites proposals for art installations, performance events and special programs.

Linking the culturally fertile Provincetown decade of 1910 to the present decade, Ten Days That Shook the World: the Centennial Decade, a multi-media installation project at the iconic Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse in the Cape Cod National Seashore, will reflect on time, climate, impermanence and Provincetown’s cultural legacy.

Built in the 1950s after the devastating 1938 hurricane, this modernist architectural fortress became a stronghold against - and a refuge from - the destabilizing sea. But this fortified, windowless citadel is now on the verge of being swept into the ocean, just like playwright Eugene O’Neill’s dune house.

Ten Days That Shook the World, a ten-day event set for September 28 through October 7, references John Reed’s famous account of the Russian Revolution of 1917. He, O’Neill, Nieth Boyce, Susan Glaspell and others were members of the revolutionary Provincetown Players, which gave birth to modern American theater in 1915. The Centennial Decade also includes the one hundred year anniversary of the Pilgrim Monument and the founding of the Provincetown Art Association & Museum. Other cultural organizations celebrating significant anniversaries this decade include the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown Theater, Provincetown Arts, The Compact, Castle Hill, the Swim for Life and others.

This project is directed by Provincetown artist Jay Critchley, in collaboration with Provincetown 10 Days of Art Festival, the Cape Cod National Seashore and the Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact). Proposals are being accepted by visual, installation and performance artists, actors, playwrights, writers, musicians, dancers, cultural organizations, students and the community non-profits for installations, performances, lectures, art classes, recording sessions, video projections and other activities to mark the passing of this community landmark. Its imposing architectural spaces include: two open-air changing rooms, showers and bathrooms; four windowless rooms; a large atrium, two portico staging areas and exterior walls; and the concession building. For applications go to http://10DaysOfArt.org. The deadline for proposals is August 25, 2012 (midnight).

Jay Critchley founded The Compact in 1993, which also sponsors the annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, with this year’s 25th event set for September 8. His multi-media work has been exhibited and performed internationally. Ten Days That Shook the World will be his third pre-demo building project on the Cape. The Meadows Motel project in 2006, staged at a time of rapid gentrification, included artists’ installations in the ten motel rooms, dealing with: sexual abuse, perception, tourism, gentrification time and architectural reassignment. In 2007 he encrusted the entire 1955 Pilgrim Spring Motel in North Truro with dune sand to become the Beige Motel, with alternating colored lighting and artists’ installations. It was unsuccessfully offered for sale on eBay and was rejected by the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

Ewa Nogiec, founder of Provincetown 10 Days of Art Festival and director of Gallery Ehva, is best known for "They Also Face the Sea" installation on Fisherman's Wharf in collaboration with photographer Norma Holt, and "Harbor Lights" nighttime performance using kayaks and lights. She is also publisher and curator of ProvincetownArtistRegistry.com and creator of iamprovincetown.com. She designed the Town of Provincetown logo, used by Visitor Services Board in all marketing materials.

Provincetown 10 Days of Art Festival is partially funded by the Provincetown Tourism Fund.

Contact information:

All inquries about 10 Days That Shook the World direct to:
The Provincetown Community Compact
Jay Critchley, Director

All inquires by galleries/visitors direct to:
Gallery Ehva/10 Days of Art Festival
Ewa Nogiec, Producer/Director