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September 29, 2020

Call for applications: "Other choreographies, new spaces" residency

Art Inside Out

Bangkok/Thailand, 2020. Photo: Jaem Prueangwet.

Art Inside Out is offering a residency with the theme “Other choreographies, new spaces”, based on the concept of critical tourism.

We are all tourists. Our desire to escape daily life and reality leads us to seek out unfamiliar places and situations. Issues such as threats to the climate, immigration and the pandemic, are now affecting the way we move and travel. New contexts and overlooked stories and details create other relationships, and other choreographies and spaces. Can a new kind of attention make way for changes within ourselves and our view of a place?

The residence’s theme is inspired by the book and the project Tourists Like Us. Critical Tourism and Contemporary Art Practices (Vilnius Art University Press / ECAV 2013, editors: Federica Martini and Vytautas Michelkevicius).

Can the following pairs of opposites, from the publication above, help us reflect upon such notions as place, identity and travel?

–Familiarity/Estrangement
–Gaze/Bodily involvement
–Getting there/Getting lost
–Hospitality/Hostility
–Spectacle/Authenticity
–Distance/Intimacy
–Tourist/Vagabond
–Wish/Desire

Submissions from Swedish and international artists in all art fields are welcome. The residency holds a special interest in microhistory, a study of the overlooked detail where the starting point can be a place, an event, a group of people or an individual.

Art Inside Out is inviting four artists to a 12-week residency in 2021
The residency schedule is as follows: research (June 28–July 11 2021), production & presentation (August 30–November 7 2021).

Each accepted artist will receive equivalent to 138,000 SEK (F-taxable, exclusive VAT, paid by invoice) for a 12 week long residency, and a production budget of 20,000 SEK. The artist is responsible for paying applicable taxes in their home country. Art Inside Out covers associated costs such as travel, housing, workspaces and process management.

Two artists will primarily be situated in Kungsbacka, and two in Halmstad. The artists will have the opportunity to work independently and together. The residency will conclude with public presentations of the artistic processes in Kungsbacka and Halmstad and other locations in Halland and Sweden. Public meetings will be held regularly throughout the residency.

Application period
September 28, 2020–October 29, 2020 (decisions will be announced during January 2021).

Locations
Kungsbacka is home to just over 80,000 residents and is one of Sweden’s most affluent municipalities, with a strong influx of people. The long coastline offers an attractive place to live and the borough has good commuter connections to Gothenburg and south to Halland. The earliest documents to mention Kungsbacka as a city date back to the fifteenth century, when Kungsbacka belonged to Denmark. Kungsbacka first become part of Sweden in 1658. Kungsbacka is divided by two rivers that have had historic significance for communications, shipping of goods and trade. Shopping continues to be an attractive facet of Kungsbacka and is one of the major tourism industries in the city.

Halmstad Municipality has 100,000 residents and is known for its long sandy beaches. Sun, sand and seashore comprise a major part of the city’s identity. The number of people in Halmstad nearly doubles in summer. The river Nissan runs directly through Halmstad like an artery, and divides the town into east and west. Clear demographic differences characterize either side of the river Nissan. Throughout history, the Nissan has imprinted the town and shaped its identity, serving as a defense, a transport route and a recreation area. Several sites along the Nissan have clearly changed both shape and function as time has passed; these changes are still ongoing, with large city development projects related to housing and the hospitality industry.

Read more and apply here.

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