Open call for PERMACULTURES Residencies
///// The Big Trip /////
///// Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow /////
Five residencies for emerging artists working with contemporary technological culture.
SPACE invite applications for the first round of residencies based in their new dedicated residency studio in Hackney Wick.
++ Extended Deadline: Friday 24th August 5pm ++
This is an open call for proposals - we seek interest from artists widely questioning our understanding of the world through the very technologies we now use to access and form it.
Taking their titles from one short story by Kurt Vonnegut, these two connected rounds of residencies take their cue from storytelling, or more precisely, sharing stories in a world of endless information, and seemingly unsparing, efficient competition.
This is storytelling within the world of the meta, of the constructed media-tised realities, and the blurring of fact and fiction.
In the Vonnegut story, a Grandfather acts as a feudal lord over his extended family, kept alive for centuries by the ‘Anti-Gerasone’ drug. However this story itself is less important than what it represents – and for the purpose of the residencies we are interested rather in the titles providing a prompt for exploration
First published in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1954 under the title ‘The Big Trip up Yonder’, the exact same story was published in 1968 under the title ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ - a title itself borrowed from Shakespeare’s Macbeth (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30240). Each round of residencies takes one title as its starting point with both becoming an iteration or version of the same. Will it ever end?
The Big Trip Up Yonder
October / November 2012
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Feb / March 2013
The residencies emerge from the on-going PERMACULTURES residency series focusing on contemporary technological culture and its complex relationship with the natural.
We seek proposals from artists who are engaged with technology* in their work, but we are more interested in how artists explore the shaping of contemporary experience through technology rather than demonstrations of new technologies and their possibilities.
* We define technology as anything from a compost toilet to lasers or RFID technologies.
Download proposal application guidelines here.
Download Equal Opps form here.
Residencies are for UK based emerging artists who are working with contemporary technological culture. At least 3 residencies will go to London-based artists and one will focus on web-based artist.
Selected artists receive:
- a fee of £1200
- a production allowance of £600
- Accommodation is provided if needed
- studio space
- support with meetings and equipment to aid the development of a new piece of work
Selected artists will be expected to feed into a public programme of events and contribute to SPACE’s wider residency network. This includes meetings and gallery visits and feed back for the programme.
Damien Roach, Artist and Lecturer
Marialaura Ghidini, or-bits.com and Grand Union, Birmingham
Jim Prevett, SPACE
Paul Pieroni, SPACE
PERMACULTURES residencies are kindly supported by Arts Council England, London and Bloomberg.