Vancouver-based art and curatorial collaborative Lucida Lab is looking for artists, designers, industrial designers, animators, illustrators, media and installation artists for the upcoming Eco Fashion Week event in April 2014. Lucida Lab will be curating a series of performances and artistic interventions for the Spring edition of the event, scheduled April 27th – 29th, 2014. Celebrating their 8th season, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) informs and inspires the fashion-conscious, and sustainable-minded, alike, in a way that harmonizes beauty and the environment.
The theme for both performances and artistic interventions focuses on a “68lb challenge,” a weight that represents the amount of clothing discarded by the average Canadian every year. What does 68lbs of textile waste look like to you? How do you propose a response to the 68lb challenge?
Consideration will be given to projects that fit the Eco Fashion Week mandate, such as waste, sustainability, recycled materials, creativity, aesthetics and innovation. There are possibilities for installations, works that respond to the 68lb weight in different media, public interactive pieces, or pre-existing works that fit within the criteria for this project proposal. For all applicants, please note that the work must be transportable and must be installed on location within a couple of hours.
Successful applicants will be provided with access to free materials from Eco Waste (including wood, concrete, brick), a production residency with the Vancouver Parks Board Field House Artist in Residence program (thanks to the support of LocoMoto Art Collective), press and promotion before and during Eco Fashion Week, all-access tickets to the event, complimentary drinks and a gift bag valued at $100.00
Send your ideas and proposals along with your name and contact information to email@example.com or use the contact form below.
Deadline is March 15th at 5:00pm. We thank you for your submissions, but due to the volume of submissions, only those shortlisted will be contacted. Successful applicants will be notified by March 30th.