EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
This is an open call for peer to peer artistic research in its first, experimental round in 2018, addressed to all and any who feel addressed.
Any sanctuary is makeshift and precarious, and therefore inappropriate to support a certain social constellation indefinitely. This renders its structures both temporary and unreliable. Accordingly, My Sanctuary Is (Not Without You) tries very hard not to stay. Its instability works
against the establishment of clear boundaries between ‘your space’ and ‘my space,’ and the boundaries between ‘your work’ and ‘my work.’
This call aims to select a minimum of nine subscribers who will work together for a six week durational inquiry from the 24th of May to 4th of July 2018 into the notion of sanctuary . The subscribers do not have to be present in Berlin for the entire time period i.e. they can engage through different means such as digital platforms. We will share our individual research, practices and understandings on the notion of sanctuary through self-structured and self-organized gatherings.
My Sanctuary Is (Not Without You) starts from the physical and pseudo-empty space of Grüntaler9 (by Teena Lange) and the conversational space When is a House? (by Joël Verwimp and Lindsey Drury). We imagine the gap - in between these two (and other) spaces and as brought by the subscribers - to appear as collections of songs, recipes, or other such forms of publicness.
As a subscriber, you will be asked to pay 90 Euro subscription fee for the whole time period to cover basic costs such as rent. The spaces we are trying to facilitate are as yet unknown, partly due to the absence of any designated ‘spectator mode.’ However, any subscriber can invite objects or subjects according to the logic of their working process. Most importantly, you are expected to establish your own mindspace, framing your ideas with scores, images, essays, and/or facilitating discussions or presentations.
My Sanctuary Is (Not Without You) asks for particular methods of production and sharing within its own intrinsic spatial conditions, free from the encoded behaviors of ready-made spaces instigated by “table,” “studio,” “classroom,” “meeting,” “gallery,” “venue,” “library,” etc. We thus see the potential of this setup in its allowance for encountering each others’ processes of thinking instead of the mere products of that thinking.
This first texture is purposely concise in its formulation and is merely here to trigger your interest. If you can imagine yourself engaging with this initial conception, as a researcher, scientist, artist, composer or however you define yourself, we ask you to send us a brief text of max. 500 words about your practice in relation to this call and a link to your website, if operative, to email@example.com latest by May 13th. We will get back to you by May 17th to discuss further steps. We reserve the right to limit the number of subscribers.
Deadline: Saturday 2 January 2021 at 23:00h
Type: offering / offering
Deadline: Sunday 28 July 2019 at 12:00h