May 10, 2017

Call for projects: Autonomous Biennale Cf project at GradCAM Research Pavilion Venice

Technological University Dublin (TU)

View of the first Research Pavilion, "Experimentality", 2015.

A call for artists and curators to participate in Cf at The Research Pavilion, Venice, 2017.
Cf is an International project, initiated by artist Jeanette Doyle (Ireland) for GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion, Venice, September 29 to October 1, 2017. Cf uses the Biennale as its template with particular attention to the staging of National Pavilions where artists and curators are invited to represent a nation of their own choosing in a manner of their own determination. Cf will manifest as a worldwide exhibition of contemporary art in streets, shops, homes, bedrooms, public spaces including galleries around the world. As well as the project’s physical presence(s), Cf will be manifest in Venice as a series of projections, the temporal selection of which will be determined by an algorithm, representing videos and sounds files which capture international iterations of the project. Projects will be represented in the Pavilion prioritized by their conceptual remit and context. Cf will subtly subvert the well-worn Biennale model by allowing both selected and self-selecting artists/participants to nominate and represent their chosen country and to create work in response to that context on an incredibly intimate or epic scale. Cf will extend a network of invitations, however, it is also within the scope of the project for artists and curators to self nominate and stage projects where they claim the right to represent a nation of their choosing in a site they deem appropriate. Parallel to these broad conceptual concerns, Cf also seeks to question emergent modes of production, presentation and dissemination of art as well questioning the forces, which allow the production of objects and ideas to find a home within the ‘artworld'.

To submit your proposal for inclusion in the Cf project as part of GradCAM @ the Research Pavilion in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale please complete the form here. The deadline for submissions is August 11, 2017.

Cf is produced in partnership with the:artist:network, New York with collaborations from the U.S., Taiwan, Thailand, China and others and is supported by The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Of particular note is The Border Pavilion, curated by Raul Zamudio, a program of video works by international artists that touch upon the global geopolitics of immigration. There will also be a special contribution by The Reversible Destiny Foundation established by Arakawa and Madeline Gins in 2010.

Other GradCAM activities in The Research Pavilion during this time include:

A seminar The Contributive Economy will be part of the Digital Studies Network Seminar hosted by GradCAM, Dublin and IRI at the Centre Pompidou Paris. The speakers will include Prof. Bernard Stiegler and Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick.

A workshop on The Utopia of Access and Data Analytics, the workshop on data mining and data analytics will be led by Prof. John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology.

A panel discussion on notions of access, hosted by leading international curator and critic Dan Cameron.

A panel discussion with Art Way of Thinking and current Phd candidates Grainne Coughlan, Tommie Soro and Jye O'Sullivan.

GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion is curated by Noel Fitzpatrick (GradCAM) and Brian Fay (Dublin School of Creative Arts)
A live presentation by GradCAM's The Aesthetics Group (Mick O'Hara, Cathy O'Carroll, Connell Vaughan and Jeanette Doyle) in response to Michael Bell-Smith's Birds Over the White House (2006), specially re-purposed for The Research Pavilion (2017), courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York.

The Enquiry (Jeanette Doyle, Jennie Guy, Emer Lynch and Deborah Madden) will host a sequence of screenings, live presentations and the performance of research. The Enquiry will also curate objects and images from the 'Cf' project in the Research Pavilion. The Enquiry's participation is kindly supported by Culture Ireland.

Performances and interventions by current doctoral researchers in GradCAM (Irina Gheorghe, Mike Glennon)and lectures/seminars by senior researchers including Dr. Glen Loughran, Dr. Tim Stott, Martin McCabe, Dr.Conor Mc Carrigle, Dr. El Putman.

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