Open Call - AUX-AiR 2018
The Auxiliary are now inviting submissions for our artist-in-resident programme, AUX-AiR 2018. We are looking for 4 emerging and early career international artists working in the fields of sonic art, performance and installation to undertake a funded, 6 week residency at our project space in Teesside, Northeast England. Chosen artists will RECEIVE a stipend, production budget and travel allowance. During their residency they will present an exhibition/performance and talk/workshop at The Auxiliary’s gallery space, network with local artists and organizations and benefit from critical feedback sessions with invited artistic mentors. Successful applicants will also benefit from networking opportunities with our partners Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Navigator North, Platform A and Middlesbrough Council.
There is no curatorial thematic for this open call. However PROJECTs that engage with the industrial heritage, place and identity of Teesside will be FAVOuRED.
Successful applicants will receive
- A 6 week residency (incl. studio and accommodation at The Auxiliary)
-Travel Allowance of up to £150
-Production Budget of up to £350
-EXHIBITION or PERFORMANCE and a TALK or WORKSHOP
-One on one critical feedback session with a leading artist/academic
-Networking opportunities and advice on community engagement with our partners and local organizations
-Technical support with any install and de-install.
-Full access to AV equipment at The Auxiliary
Please submit all information in a single P.D.F
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with "AUX-AiR 2018" in the heading
-Name, email and website
-Project description/ practice description
-Images of previous work
-links to audio/video works
-Preferred dates for residency; either April/May or September/October.Artists should also state whether they intend to partake in a talk OR workshop and exhibition OR performance as part of their residency and outline what both of these will entail.
Teesside is an area with a strong cultural and industrial heritage, a diverse migrant population and an enthusiastic local artistic community. Applicants should demonstrate a strong public engagement through the above activities during their stay.
SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE above REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE reviewed.
Deadline: 28th February 2018
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 10th, with the first residencies beginning in mid -April and the second beginning in early September.
Artists must be emerging, early career international artists. We term ‘international’ artists as
1. Artists living outside the UK
2. Artist living in the uk that have exhibited abroad.
Artists must use the MEDIUM of sound in their work.
We deem an 'Exhibition' as any artistic public facing event.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTIC MENTORS:
HELEN FROSI IS A LONDON-BASED ARTIST, AND CO-FOUNDER AND CURRENT DIRECTOR OF SOUNDFJORD A NOMADIC GALLERY AND RESEARCH UNIT DEDICATED TO PRACTICES HIGHLIGHTING THE SONIC WITHIN CONTEMPORARY ART AND HYBRID DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES. IN ADDITION, HELEN IS AN ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER AT GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, A VISITING WORKSHOP LEADER AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND CO-CURATOR OF LONGPLAYER DAY. SHE IS ALSO LEAD ARTIST ON 'THE RIVER SPEAKS' PROJECT COMMISSIONED BY THE PUMP HOUSE GALLERY AND THE LIVING WANDLE LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP.
MARK PETER WRIGHT
MARK PETER WRIGHT IS AN ARTIST, LECTURER AND RESEARCHER WORKING ACROSS SOUND, VIDEO, ASSEMBLAGE AND PERFORMANCE. HIS PRACTICE EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS, ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENTS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGIES OF CAPTURE: CRITICALLY DISTURBING NATURE SOUND RECORDING TROPES AND SITE-SPECIFIC LEGACIES. HE HAS EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED OVER VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL SITES, GALLERIES AND PLATFORMS INCLUDING ART LICKS, CAUGHT BY THE RIVER, CENTRE FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION, CORBEL STONE PRESS, FLAT-TIME HOUSE, GRUENREKORDER, GV ART, INTERFERENCE JOURNAL, IMT GALLERY, LYDGALLERIET, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ROME, MUSICWORKS, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, MIMA, OR-BITS, PACCAR GALLERY, PLATFORM A GALLERY AND TATE. WITH HELENA HUNTER HE COLLABORATES ON THE RESEARCH PROJECT MATTERLURGY. WITH SALOMÉ VOEGELIN HE CO-CONVENES POINTS OF LISTENING. HE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER OF EAR ROOM.
ELINOR MORGAN HAS BEEN SENIOR CURATOR AT MIDDLESBROUGH INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART (MIMA) SINCE JUNE 2015 WHERE SHE HAS WORKED TO DEVELOP IT AS AN INSTITUTION THAT IS LED BY ITS CONTEXT AND PUBLICS. SINCE 2008 SHE HAS CURATED PUBLIC ART PROJECTS, RESIDENCIES, EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ACROSS THE UK WORKING AT INSTITUTIONS IN NORWICH, CAMBRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM AND ON INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN LONDON. FROM 2012, SHE WAS ESP AND PUBLIC PROGRAMMER AT EASTSIDE PROJECTS, BIRMINGHAM, AND WORKED ON A LARGE PUBLIC ART COMMISSION FOR THE CITY. PRIOR TO THIS, SHE WAS ARTISTS AND PROGRAMMES CURATOR AT WYSING ARTS CENTRE, CAMBRIDGE AND ADVISOR ON THE PUBLIC ART PROGRAMME IN GREAT KNEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
Paul Hegarty teaches visual culture and critical theory at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and Co-Series Editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. His most recent book is Peter Roehr: Field Pulsations (Daimler/Snoek, 2018). He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe, Power Acoustics and Maginot (with Vomir).
AUX-AIR 2018 IS PROUD TO BE FUNDED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND