March 19, 2010

Visual Arts at The Banff Centre: Call for Applications

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
THEMATIC RESIDENCIES10 Figure in a Mountain Landscape (Reprise) with Silke-Otto Knapp and guest Jan Verwoert
Program dates:
Application deadline:

London-based painter Silke Otto-Knapp will lead participants into the landscape around Banff National Park. On arrival at various scenic locations the group will ready themselves, like generations of artists before them and begin to make art. What they see will be shaped by the sun’s position and the weather. Each artist will be reminded of the time contract as the light changes and fades to darkness.

11 Beyond Former Heaven (or the Institute of Surrealist Ethnography) with Olivia Plender
Program dates: July 5 – August 13, 2010
Application deadline: April 1, 2010

This residency will encourage participants to work, live, play, and think collaboratively and is based on the view that experimentation should not simply be confined to the safe space of art practice but can also change our social relations. The main focus of activity will be to open up the idea of what research can be, approaching it as a performative act in itself.

12 The distance between our minds and thoughts equals the distance between our words and mouths with Jan Verwoert
Program dates: September 13 – October 29, 2010
Application deadline: May 14, 2010

This residency is about acts, ideas, and emotions that constitute community in a different manner, through enacted difference, through the motion of standing apart together.


Summer Program Dates: July 5 – September 7, 2010
Application deadline: April 1, 2010

For more information and to apply:
The Banff Centre, Office of the Registrar 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 403.762.6180 or 1.800.565.9989

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