HECTOLITRE covers 50% of the accommodation costs, and offers studio, communication, networking and possibility to engage the building or intersect the coexisting projects. HECTOLITRE has no budget allocated for production, but will assist with available material and a help will come from professional community working and living in-situ.
Artist covers following 50% of accommodation costs, which is in total 400 euros (for two months period). HECTOLITRE provides an invitation letter, but can’t not search for external residency funding.
In order to answer the open call, please prepare the following info/documents and email them to [email protected] with subject: “Residence of Reflection” + the two-months period you apply for:
A jury of international artists and cultural professionals evaluate the propositions, based on the relevance to the residency project, socio-cultural-artistic intention, feasibility and impact on the HECTOLITRE project. They don’t expect a fully elaborated working plan or project. The results will be communicated the latest on January 10th, 2020.
HECTOLITRE is a venue under development dedicated to artists who wish to delve deeper into their projects, experiment with transdisciplinarity and connect their art form / research to the neighborhood. The artists living and working at HECTOLITRE are co-joining interconnected community rings, together with involved neighbors, socio-cultural activists, local and international artists/curators. HECTOLITRE is also an unusual building in the heart of the Marolles neighborhood undergoing a radical change of identity. Former swingers club, then storage for antiques, the space is filled with peculiar Art Brut interventions, resembling a kind of «memory forest». The visually and symbolically complex surrounding is not perceived as an obstacle, but rather as a living systems who accepts, associates, questions and experiences. Hectolitre hosts exhibitions, performances, musical encounters, film projections, debates and other initiatives; the complementarity among its artists, curators, creatives and neighbors inhabits the place and catalyzes exchange.
Residence of Reflection is a two months long residency programme dedicated to research artists, curators, writers, critics and thinkers interested in working in Brussels. Six international artists/curators have participated in Residence of Reflection during the initial year of 2019: Federica Buzzi (Italy), Patrice Qi (Netherland), Leïla Guinnefollau (France), Anna Ill (Spain), Danielle Freakley (Australia/Seychelles), and Federica Fantini (Italy).
The residency invites artists/thinkers to reflect on the subjects of community and/or memory, as these are the two main challenges of the project of HECTOLITRE. How to connect communities that coexist in a single neighborhood? How do we speak about an unusual building with a peculiar memory? How do we go beyond the legacy of the building? What does it mean to create a memory of growing relations and exchanges? How to place an artist within a community and strengthen a collectivity within art?
Time frame and workflow:
The research should be an independent and site-specific initiative, adjusted for a 2-month residency, but resulting in a concrete reflection communicated publicly trough a talk, performance, installation or screening.
Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have a cozy room in a flat-share with two other artists, access to a rooftop and the shared living spaces within a co-working space oriented toward graphics and image. The kitchen and the living room are shared with the Playful studio, which is a collective working in the field of visual creation.
Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have access to a working space, either in Shared Atelier Partagé (shared art-studio), or Trait d’Union (open community space), depending on the nature of the work.
An atypical building with venues adaptable to shared studios, exhibitions, performing arts, encounters and presentation, vitrine art, co-working.