SKEGNESS WEEKENDER: Terrain vague
FRIDAY APRIL 26TH - MONDAY 29TH APRIL 2019
Open Call: Deadline Monday 25th February 2019
Terrain Vague is our third micro residency, and this edition is run in partnership with the So Festival. UK Young Artists invite artists working in any discipline who are interested in or who have a cross disciplinary approach; wish to develop their practice; and who seek dialogue and engagement with the local communities and other artists. Artists should have an interest in using this residency as a stimulating platform to enrich their practice and to encourage knowledge, vision and practices with others.
Terrain Vague focuses on learning how we can regenerate a place by exploring its leftovers and its use of public spaces. Artists are called to map, re-imagine and influence Skegness. Moreover the residency aims to examine the way in which we transform our surroundings to reflect and enact the utopia of our dreams.
Through the support of visiting artists you will investigate the meaning of contemporary ‘utopia’, as an element which can provoke the social imagination by resonating with the themes of hope and desire. This residency will critically play with ideas and practices of city planning, regeneration and ‘place-making’ and will investigate this specific type of space and imagery, becoming a tool of visual interpretation .
Terrain Vague is programmed and curated by visual artist and curator, Chiara Dellerba. Her practice consists of researching and experimenting different situations, where she shares and rediscovers with other people: personal memories, traditions, rituals and cultures to address questions about radical aesthetics, self sufficiency, the magic relation human-Nature, the politics of food (production methods and sharing experiences), personal and public manifesto and its value in the contemporary society.
Artists must be aged 18-30 (on Monday 25th February) and be allowed to work or study in the UK at the time of making this application.
Images: Chiara Dellerba