Yolk
Since 2003
Works in Nottingham United States of America

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OPPORTUNITY

Call for international 'live' artists.


Deadline:
Mon May 23, 2005 05:32

YOlk - call for International artists

(Important: Due to technical problems, please respond to this posting by e-mailing elainespeight@hotmail.com and not info@yolkart.org.)

Are you interested in working with a small artists’ collective based in Nottingham, UK, to develop and make an interactive artwork?

We are looking for individuals or artists groups: who make live art; who want to work with non-artists in their local community; who are interested in creating an artwork with group ownership, that engages a diverse audience.

This work will be sited on the NOW festival website (see www.beherenow.org.uk) and will have a live presence at the next NOW festival in Nov-Oct 2005. The locations for the live events will be local libraries in Nottingham and an international city. We are developing the digital side of the project with a web programmer.

What we want to make

-An interactive web-based work, which is used during a live event simultaneously in 2 libraries in different cities.
-A piece that plays with the idea of spies/ detectives, role-play and specific characters gathered from the live work.
-The digital space will function as a game; an imaginary space which pulls together fragments of real spaces in Nottingham and another international city.

Why libraries?

Libraries interest us as:

- Depositories of archives & stories
- Places of research and investigation
- Meeting places
- Places where you often meet strange and entertaining characters
- Places where certain behaviour is not allowed.

We are also interested in appropriating the role of librarians as part of the live event/ performance.

We want to develop a similar live event with the artist from an international city. (That’s you!) We are particularly interested in looking at the way libraries function in different countries, especially the question of who owns the history of a place.

We want the online space to be ‘physical’, a place to explore, and a game and archive in its own right.

For further information about Yolk, please see our website: www.yolkart.org (This site is currently under construction, but will be running soon. In the meantime you can request further information by emailing elainespeight@hotmail.com)

We want YOU to contribute to the development of the idea.
Please read the details below, and send expressions of interest including:
-Initial ideas about the project and how you would contribute to it
-Brief history of your work
-Images or references to websites with examples of previous work.

We want you to respond to the following questions as a starting point for the project:
-How are libraries used in your city?
-Who uses them?
-Is there Internet access in your library?
-Whose histories can be found in the library?

To: Yolk, 49 Harcourt Road, Nottingham, NG7 6PZ, England
Or email: elainespeight@hotmail.com
Please note, we cannot return any material sent by post.


OPPORTUNITY

International Collaboration


Deadline:
Wed Jan 19, 2005 00:00

We are a Nottingham based group. We work to initiate new collaborations with artists in different cities and countries. We are currently starting a research period, to look at artits and organisations who work in a collaborative way accross international boundaries. We are interested in how people initiate such work, and how collaboration can function from remote locations. We want to hear from you if you work in this way. In particular we're interested in live work in public spaces. Please contact us.


EVENT

International Collaboration between Karlsruhe, Ljubljana, Ghent, Minsk and Nottingham.


Dates:
Fri Mar 12, 2004 00:00 - Thu Mar 11, 2004

YOlk is a web-based project based in Nottingham, England, aimed at building links and forming collaborations between artists working in Nottingham and it's twin cities. We are holding a residency in Nottingham from 26th July to 9th August 2004, for artists from these cities to get together, discuss and make new art around the themes of PLACE and HISTORY.

If you are an artist working in Minsk (Belarus), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ghent (Belgium) or Ljubljana (Slovenia); interested in collaborative artwork and aged between 20 and 26, we would like to invite you to take part. For more information visit www.yolkart.org or e-mail us at info@yolkart.org


EVENT

International collaboration between Karlsruhe, Ljubljana, Minsk, Ghent and Nottingham.


Dates:
Thu Mar 11, 2004 00:00 - Thu Mar 11, 2004

Yolk is a web-based project based in Nottingham, England, aimed at building links and forming collaborations between artists working in Nottingham and it's twin cities. We are holding a residency in Nottingham from 26th July to 9th August 2004, for artists from these cities to get together, discuss and make new art around the themes of PLACE and HISTORY.

If you are an artist working in Minsk (Belarus), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ghent (Belgium) or Ljubljana (Slovenia); interested in collaborative artwork and aged between 20 and 26, we would like to invite you to take part. For more information visit www.yolkart.org or e-mail us at info@yolkart.org


DISCUSSION

International collaboration between the cities of Karlsruhe, Ljubljana, Ghent, Minsk and Nottingham


Yolk is a web-based project based in Nottingham, England, aimed at building links and forming collaborations between artists working in Nottingham and it's twin cities. We are holding a residency in Nottingham from 26th July to 9th August 2004, for artists from these cities to get together, discuss and make new art around the themes of PLACE and HISTORY.

If you are an artist working in Minsk (Belarus), Karlsruhe (Germany), Ghent (Belgium) or Ljubljana (Slovenia); interested in collaborative artwork and aged between 20 and 26, we would like to invite you to take part. For more information visit www.yolkart.org or e-mail us at info@yolkart.org