ONE OF THREE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN WALES, UK
OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS WORLDWIDE
The residencies are part of the programme for MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES, Cardiff festival of creative technology, 28th to 30th October 2005.
The artist/s will organise a programme of activity that will draw on existing knowledge and resources within the city. The general public, groups and professionals with a range of backgrounds will be invited to contribute to building a broader picture of Cardiff, connecting the public to the festival and the festival to the public within the context of past, existing and planned projects.
Their activity would centre on a laboratory, which would be open to the public during the festival. In addition to 'passing traffic', various groups will be invited to a / number of exchange workshops with the artist/s. This commission would attempt to inverse or reorder information for the public, offering new explorations and interpretations to the festival's theme and programme. More specifically, this commission would address an important aspect of new media - how digitised information is ordered and navigated.
The residency is open to an artist or group of artists and cover a period spent with the residency host between June and November this year (the timing of the residencies is negotiable although the work must be made evident during the festival period).
Fee: There is a fee of 4,800 (40 days), materials budget of 2,000, and outreach travel of 250.
Deadline: Posted applications should be received by FRIDAY 29th APRIL 2005. Shortlisted artists will be notified on 6th May, interviews will be held in Cardiff on Thursday 19th May.
Selection Panel: Hannah Firth (Curator, Chapter/ Festival Director), Emma Posey (Director, Bloc/Festival Director) and Walt Warrilow (Project Manager, Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales).
A studio will be available at the host, Chapter, during the residency period. For further information on the host visit www.chapter.org. It is thought that the artist will establish a fixed or touring laboratory/studio within the city centre as part of the project.
MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES is Cardiff's inaugural festival of creative technology - a three-day programme of events being held across the capital. The festival is being developed between bloc and Chapter. The residency programme for the festival is supported and managed by Cywaith Cymru/Artworks Wales), the national organisation for public art in Wales. The festival residencies are supported through the National Lottery celebration of Cardiff 2005.
Artists are increasingly engaged with or inspired by digital technology - exploring consumer and communication technologies such as the worldwide web, mobile networks, file sharing, and computer gaming. Because digital technology is a participatory medium with global reach, artists tend to explore digital technology in the context of public and shared spheres. Often digital art is situated somewhere between public art - albeit in a dematerialised form - and street culture where the technology itself is used as a 'site' for the production and presentation of art works. Although digital technology is often claimed to go beyond physical limitations, engagement with technology is always embedded in, or grounded in, real spaces and places whether this is explored from a user or network perspective.
The residency forms part of the festival's core programme where artists are being invited to investigate the 'places' where digital technologies become grounded in a geographical and social context. It is anticipated that the work from the residencies will have a strong presence in Cardiff during the festival period - 28th to 30th October 2005. All commissioned works shown at the festival will negotiate with the specifics of the location at various 'sites' in order to bring about activity and exchange beyond the gallery.
If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the residency please email Walt Warrilow: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should post their CV, a proposal of no more than 1 side of A4 stating ref: Live Archive, and supporting visual material in slide or CD format to:
Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales
11-12 Mount Stuart Square
T: +44 (0)29 2048 9543
F: +44 (0)29 2046 5458