Yayyyyyy! The International short-list for Nomadic Artists taking part in The Nomadic Village UK project 2012 was chosen in January, and we were on it.
We have now been selected and look forward to participating! I will not be disclosing our proposals this soon into the project….soooooo, WATCH THIS SPACE!!
The Nomadic Village is a temporary 10-day settlement, set up on a vacant lot in County Durham, UK. The nomadic artists’ mobile homes/ateliers will form the structure of the Village, with On-The-Road Productions’ (ORP) Steyr-Ikarus’ bus acting as its Town Hall. Artists will come together to work in this autonomous environment to stimulate creativity and exchange, and to attract local people to observe and participate in the process. At the end of the Village there will be a public exhibition that will invite a wider audience to appreciate the works produced during the Village. The project is run by Klaus Maehring (Lead Artist and founder) from ORP, Austria.
The Nomadic Village UK 2012 is produced in collaboration with ISIS Arts (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and supported by Durham County Arts Team. It will seek to invite nomadic artists from all over the world, whose practice is rooted in themes surrounding nomadism i.e. - those who intentionally displace themselves to seek encounters that not only influence their work, but form it. Artists who work without borders who continually & creatively respond to situations, places and people along their journey. The Nomadic Village will act as a platform for artists working in this manner, ultimately creating a wider, more visible network.
• Monday 21st – Thursday 24th of May: Arrival and set-up
• Thursday 24th of May: Launch event, press conference
• Friday 25th – Thursday 31st of May: Production time
• Friday 1st of June: Final presentation closing event
• Saturday 2nd of June: Last Supper