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OPEN CALL: Residencies at SPACE and The White Building, London

  • Deadline:
    April 17, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    The White Building , The White Building, Hackney Wick, London , London, E9, GB

SPACE invite applications for two rounds of Permacultures residencies based in the dedicated residency studio at the White Building, Hackney Wick.

WE ARE HERE will consist of 6 x one-month residencies for UK artists and 1 three-month residency for an international residency artist.

This is an open call for proposals from artists whose work sits at the intersection of issues of technology and ecology.

Deadline: Wed 17 Apr 2013, 5pm

///// Residency Dates /////

UK Residencies:
June/July: 3 residencies
December/January: 3 residencies

International Residency:
Flexible – Between June 2013 – March 2014

WE ARE HERE thematic:
We live in an era of perpetual dislocation, one that finds images shifting across media into un-rooted geographies, producing meanings that at times are arguably independent from reality. The proliferation of technologically driven platforms in the post web 2.0 era is not merely an issue of distribution, but about how shifting an object from its specific locality, alters it meaning altogether, turning it into something different than its original form.

How then do we navigate the terse and flat sphere that is the 2-D smart phone, laptop and iPad screen? How do we begin to discern, delineate and synthesise content that is political from the playful and the subversive? How do we even define art in an era where activists and artists are occupying the same spheres and utilising the same language, the same interfaces and aesthetics?

These residency projects will seek to question the tensions that have arisen out of our contemporary mobile culture.

The UK Artists will receive:
- A fee of £1200
- A production allowance of £600
- Studio space
- Curatorial support and programming opportunities

The International Residency Artist will receive:
- A 3 month residency, with a fee of £1500 per month
- A production allowance of £400/a month
- Accommodation
- Studio space
-Return Flight
- Curatorial support and programming opportunities

///// How to apply /////

Read the full brief - available for download here.

Ensure you submit the following:

-1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period (max 2 x pages of A4)
-1 x Artist CV
-1 x Statement of Intent Describing What You Seek to Gain from The Residency
-Examples of previous work (Max 8 Images; Max 4 Video Links; Max 1 PDF)
-Full Contact Details (including telephone, mobile number and residency address)

Please also include SPACE's Diversity Monitoring form - available here.

More about Permacultures here: http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/whats-on/permacultures/residency-open-call-we-are-here