SDW x POSTERWOMEN
The poster has been set in motion—figuratively speaking—towards a new understanding of the medium itself. Its form and content are subject to continuous revision and development, as is its presentation. A poster doesn’t have to exist in tangible form to be recognized as such. At the same time the medium is a source of inspiration for artistic investigation.
From Weltformat to .gif—the revisions and multitude of definitions of the poster provoke the question: What matters?
It’s a question about materiality and content. We invite two women* artists or designers to explore this objective in a month-long residency at the workshop of SDW in Berlin using the manual technique of screen-printing. Along your process, the team of SDW and invited experts from the fields of design and fine arts will assist you with questions and provide mentorship. Three additional participants will be invited to a 2-day screen-printing workshop free of charge.
Please send a PDF portfolio showcasing your work and a short exposé PDF explaining your concept idea (max. 2000 characters) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short bio in your exposé. Please send big files (>20MB) via wetransfer.
Deadline is 30 June 2019 6pm (UTC+1).
The residency will take place in the month of September 2019 at SDW in Berlin-Kreuzberg. We will provide all needed material for printing. International participants are welcome. To participate, you should be able to cover your living costs and stay in Berlin for the month of September. Please make arrangements for accommodation in case you are not a resident in Berlin.
The team of SDW will assist you with any technical questions. Additionally, professional mentors from the fields of screen-printing, graphic design and fine art will be invited for feedback sessions with you at the workshop.
Prof. Andrea Tinnes is a type/graphic designer and educator at Burg Halle, based in Berlin. Her design practice is focused on client-based as well as self-initiated projects. www.typecuts.de
Nadja Abt is an artist and editor for the German/English art critic magazine »Texte zur Kunst« in Berlin. She studied in the class of Josephine Pryde at the University of Fine Arts Berlin and is part of the artist collective Michell Volta. www.nadjaabt.net
Three additional participants will be chosen from the submissions for a two-day screen-printing workshop free of charge.
Your works will be shown in an exhibition at SDW Berlin, Taborstrasse 3, following the residency. Date t.b.a.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
Kasia (SDW) and Svenja (Posterwomen)
Deadline: Saturday 2 January 2021 at 23:00h
Deadline: Sunday 28 July 2019 at 12:00h