PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: Wild Ways / residency & public art project

When

Thu, 7 October 2021 - Thu, 28 October 2021

four weekly 3-hour online workshops on 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2021

Where

Participants will investigate, share and connect their experiences of and ways of working in their own place in the world with those of others through remotely and digitally facilitated co-creating and co-presenting modes.

Further info

Cost: €100

Book

PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: Wild Ways

Type: Event

The Museum of Loss and Renewal, 2021

The Museum of Loss and Renewal and The Walking Library are very pleased to invite applications for the online Group Residency PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: Wild Ways.

Wild Ways is an international residency and public art project curated and facilitated through a new partnership between The Museum of Loss and Renewal (Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, Collemacchia, Italy) and The Walking Library (Misha Myers, Melbourne and Dee Heddon, Glasgow) and is part of The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s ongoing Place, People and Time group residency series. This new partnership brings together two long-standing artist duos and projects who share site-specific, participatory and socially engaged art practices in common, yet hold diverse skills and expertise between them.

The residencies are offered for practitioners and researchers working in all creative disciplines and for those who have a strong interest in the investigation of site and place. Applications from fields where relationship to and investigation of place and site are of central focus and are used to develop, conserve, document, explore, explain, interrogate, plan and propose such as performance, art, design, architecture, archaeology, engineering, geography, geology, geotechnology, history, landscape design and writing are welcomed.

The online component of the project will take place through four weekly 3-hour online workshops on 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2021, and will result in a digital publication. The online residency is offered in partnership with a one-week in-situ residency that will be held in Italy’s Molise region in October 2022 (advertised Jan 2022), hosted by The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Applicants may apply for either or both residencies. The maximum number of participants for the online residency is 12, and for the residency in Italy is 10.

Focal points of the residencies

– Creative practices
– Interdisciplinarity
– Technologies
– Co-learning
– Individual practice
– Collective platform for encounters
– Experimentation
– Investigation of sites
– Relationships to land, connections through place
– Imagining futures
– Humanity and nature
– Cultural and environmental ecologies
– Memory, loss, renewal
– Publics; participants and audiences
– Publication (digital)
– Outcomes presented internationally

Approach

Working across site-specific, participatory, socially engaged and digital art and performance practices the project happens online (Oct 2021) and in Collemacchia, Italy (Oct 2022) where inhabitants are attempting to reinvigorate their community in the face of significant environmental and cultural change. Working with a group of artists from diverse cultures and creative disciplines through geographically remote, synchronous and collaborative place-based making processes the project will generate and present global and local knowledge and strategies for imagining the futures of fragile cultural and environmental ecologies.

The residencies provide opportunities for creative practitioners to share and establish a bank of knowledge and creative strategies, both globally interconnected and hyper local, digital and place-based, for imagining the futures of fragile cultural and environmental ecologies.

The online group residency provides a partially-structured and hands-on programme of site-based ways of working that are remotely shared to enable residents to develop their skills and understanding of how to investigate site as part of a creative practice and for public presentation to a global audience. The residency experience is designed to stimulate experimentation through collective and individual production, research, and co-learning. Participants will investigate, share and connect their experiences of and ways of working in their own place in the world with those of others through remotely and digitally facilitated co-creating and co-presenting modes.

Guided by the leading artists and using a combination of digital platforms for transmitting and exhibiting audio/visual/textual and located media, residents will share synchronous and remote walks and readings in lost, renewed or fragile places near their own locations. This draws upon The Walking Library’s well established method of performance that takes audiences on guided walks with shared readings from a collection of books curated for the specific context of the walk. The project establishes global perspectives, understandings, protocols and digital methods for remote and intercultural collaboration and enables online residency participants to approach Collemacchia slowly, informed and with foresight and care.

Facilitators

The residencies will be lead by Tracy Mackenna (Professor Emerita) & (Dr) Edwin Janssen (The Museum of Loss and Renewal) and Misha Myers and Dee Heddon (The Walking Library).

Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen are the founders and curators of The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Their collaborative art practice is a creative and discursive site where production, presentation, exchange, co-learning and research meet. The Museum of Loss and Renewal’s key areas of focus are social relationships, the way places are inhabited and how personal objects reflect who we are. Tracy & Edwin work with international partners to devise and present multifaceted exhibition projects that address issues of societal concern such as well-being, aging, end of life and sustainability. They are highly experienced, award winning educators who have devised and lead multiple group learning projects situated within the international museum and gallery sector, and higher education.

Misha Myers and Dee Heddon are co-creators of The Walking Library, inaugurated in 2012 as an ongoing art project that aims to bring together people, walking, books, and reading. Misha and Dee have co-authored numerous articles, artist’s pages and essays and co-edited the edition ‘On Libraries’ for Performance Research (2017).
https://walkinglibraryproject.wordpress.com/about/

Misha is a Research Fellow in Deakin Motion Lab and Senior Lecturer in Art & Performance at Deakin University in Australia. She creates and researches performance that is staged and moves between physical and digital environments and enables diverse perspectives, knowledges and experiences of place and how it matters politically, socially, economically and environmentally. She has presented and facilitated work with isolated and marginalized groups including refugees and asylum seekers, women and rural communities in a global context.
https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/misha-myers
https://motionlab.deakin.edu.au/people/misha-myers/

Dee holds the James Arnott Chair in Drama at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of many monographs, articles and essays, including Autobiography and Performance (2008), and has co-edited a number of collections including, most recently, It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells (2016). She is currently working on Performing Forests, a monograph for Performing Landscapes, a new series for which she is co-editor with Sally Mackey.

Duration of residency

The online component of the project will take place through four weekly 3-hour online workshops on 7, 14, 21 and 28 October 2021, and will result in a digital publication. The online residency is offered in partnership with a one-week in-situ residency that will be held in Italy’s Molise region in October 2022 (advertised Jan 2022), hosted by The Museum of Loss and Renewal. Applicants may apply for either or both residencies. The maximum number of participants for the online residency is 12, and for the residency in Italy is 10.

Accommodation

The October 2021 residency is online.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

The residencies are offered for practitioners and researchers working in all creative disciplines and for those who have a strong interest in the investigation of site and place. – You can be at any stage of your (creative) career.– The programme may best suit (creative) practitioners who are seeking to develop their knowledge and skills within an environment of learning and discussion.– More experienced applicants are very welcome to apply.– Open to (creative) practitioners based in any country but applicants should have a good working knowledge of English.– Applications from duos and partnerships are welcomed.

Studio / Workspace

The October 2021 residency is online. Guided by the leading artists and using a combination of digital platforms for transmitting and exhibiting audio/visual/textual and located media, residents will share synchronous and remote walks and readings in lost, renewed or fragile places near their own locations.

Fees and support

The cost of the online residency is €100 (Euros)

Expectations towards the artist

Residents will be asked to make a very short introduction to their practices.

Application information

The selection process will consider the quality of your work, reason for participation and the potential impact PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: Wild Ways might have on your practice and career trajectory.

Applicants should email one PDF document containing the following information to [email protected]

– Statement: tell us about your practice (200 words)
– Motivation: explain why you wish to participate in this residency. Describe what skills and experience you would like to gain, and what you could contribute (200 words)
– 5 key words that describe your main interests
– CV: Maximum 1 page. Outline your education and recent work (i.e. exhibitions, performances, writing, publications)
– Contacts: full name, location and contact details
– Link to your website/online platform or documentation of visual/textual info (max 2 pages A4)
– Access: Information about any additional access requirements if applicable.

If further information is required, please email: [email protected]

Title your PDF application doc: FirstNameSecondName_GRWW_2021

The deadline for applications: Thursday 16 September 2021, 23:59 CET
Successful applicants will be notified within a week of deadline
Please note that feedback on unsuccessful applications cannot be provided.

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