From: SUK-JUN KIM
Date: May 22, 2010 1:10:26 PM GMT+02:00
Subject: Unique residency opportunity for sound artists
I thought some of you might be interested in applying for this unique
For more information go to: http://www.wooloo.org/residency
NEW LIFE RESIDENCY
NEW LIFE RESIDENCY is the world’s first non-visual residency program
for artists. The residency is organized as part of Manifesta 8, the
European Biennial of Contemporary Art, and will take place this fall
in the Region of Murcia, Spain.
Five artists will be selected to live and work in a dark, visually
distorted exhibition space for one week each. To support them in their
life and work for the week, the artist will collaborate with a local
Murcian assistant who is blind.
In collaboration with her/his assistant, the artist will use the one-
week residency to create a guided tour of the non-visual space and
experience in which s/he is living. The blind assistant will be the
guide of this tour in darkness and the tour will be open to the
All applicants must apply with their precise concept for this guided
tour. A tour of a social sculpture, so to speak.
Apart from the guided tour, the five selected concept proposals will
furthermore be exhibited in one of the main museum locations of
Manifesta 8 and will be on view throughout the biennial from September
30th, 2010 (preview) to January 9th, 2011.
Due to the site-specific nature of the project and its local
collaboration, applicants who speak Spanish will be preferred.
Travel, living and production costs will be covered for the selected
APPLICATION DEADLINE is August 15th, 2010.