UNIDEE: Open call for 6 grants opportunities

UNIDEE: Open call for 6 grants opportunities

Expanded body #2 _ Inhabiting Time. An experience about Time in the Oasi Zegna

UNIDEE – University of Ideas is a multifaceted platform offering an educational programme of residential modules at Cittadellarte and art residencies. Based on interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing and experience exchange, the programme fosters processes of cross-pollination to investigate the relationship between art and public sphere.

Call for the selection of 6 full grants participants for Expanded body #2 _ Inhabiting Time. An experience about Time in the Oasi Zegna a residential module conceived for the second year for Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna by Andrea Caretto | Raffaella Spagna with the participation of two guests: Prof. PhD José D. Edelstein (Theoretical physicist, Department of Particle Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela) and Prof. PhD Marco Giardino (Geomorphologist, University of Turin). Residency period: 9th July – 16th July 2018.

About the residency: The module offers an immersive experience in the territory of the Oasi Zegna, a protected mountain area extending for about 100 sq. km. in Piedmont, in the Biellese Alps, between Trivero and the Cervo Valley. Starting from an aesthetic experimentation based on a non-hierarchical ontology, according to which all subjects (living and non-living, plants, animals, rocks, objects, etc.) coexisting in that area are put on the same level, the participants will be involved in a wide-spectrum debate on the concept of Time. Through a series of field experiences led by experts from various disciplines, the selected artists will have the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the perceptive aspects of Time in a natural environment, through a comparison between the different temporalities characterising the natural systems: from the Deep Time attested by rocks and their transformation to the temporality of living beings (from the life span of a few minutes of some insects to the life span of hundreds or even thousands of years of trees),  eventually questioning the concept of Time itself as a fundamental variable operated by physics in the last century.

The 6 residency full grants will include:

  • Participation to the residential module Expanded body #2 _ Inhabiting Time. An experience about Time in the Oasi Zegna mentored by Andrea Caretto | Raffaella Spagna;
  • Full board;
  • Accommodation (single room, shared bathroom facilities – for 9 nights);
  • Medical Insurance (accidents only);
  • Use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities.
  • All costs for travels and visa are intended at the sole expenses of the selected participants.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 15th April 2018, 11 pm CET. Please submit your applications via email to: [email protected] stating “UNIDEE/ZEGNA 2018 residency application (your name)” as a subject line. Please remember: only up to 8 MB per email.  If you are submitting more than one email, please state that, for example as subject: UNIDEE/ZEGNA 2018 residency application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3 (no more than three emails). 

Please fill out (in English only) the application form by including your: 

  • Basic contact information; 
  • Motivation letter (up to 1000 words) clearly linking your practice to the module; 
  • Artist statement (up to 300 words); 

Please include to the e-mail: 

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF file, up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12): 
  • Portfolio with a selection of relevant work/research, as images, texts, audio files, videos (PDF file, up to 8 MB). Please also use one of the following upload services only: Wetransfer or Dropbox. Be careful with links' expiry dates! 

All material must be labelled with surname followed by an underscore in the file name. For example: John Smith will label his submitted images as Smith_(title of image).jpg. Only digital submissions are accepted.

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