Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (CCA) and QANAT (a collective platform held by LE 18 Marrakech) are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for six research residencies as part of Confluence.
Confluence is a 1-year residency and research programme taking place between Marrakech and Glasgow curated by Alaya Ang, Francesca Masoero and Shayma Nader. This initiative aims to foster and stimulate mutual exchange between artists, curators and cultural practitioners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and in Scotland in an effort to bring in multiple contextual understandings around water as a political, historical and economic substance.
As ephemeral and vast archives of experience and memory, the sea as well as other bodies of water lie at the heart of the complex interconnectedness of humans and non-humans and the entanglements of our environments. The themes of this project emerge from the intersection of QANAT and CCA’s interests in water as a complex site of different cultural meanings and sociopolitical practices across time and space.
The residency is open to 6 artists and cultural practitioners based in Scotland and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Three artists from Scotland will be selected to spend a month in Marrakech (January 2023) with LE18 and three artists from MENA will spend a month in Glasgow (September 2022) with CCA.