Art Inside Out is offering two parallel 12-week residencies, for four artists, under the theme ‘Other choreographies, new spaces’, based on the concept of critical tourism. The residency holds a special interest in microhistory, a study of the overlooked detail where the starting point can be a place, an event, a group of people or an individual. Artists are asked to question dichotomies of travel and tourism, and the opportunities for creating new contexts, relationships, choreographies and spaces—opportunities limited and affected by global issues such as threats to climate, immigration and the pandemic. The residency’s theme is inspired by the book and the project ‘Tourists Like Us. Critical Tourism and Contemporary Art Practices’ (Vilnius Art University Press / ECAV 2013, editors: Federica Martini and Vytautas Michelkevicius). Submissions from Swedish and international artists in all art fields are welcome.
Two artists will primarily be situated in Kungsbacka, and two in Halmstad. The artists will have the opportunity to work independently and together. The residency will conclude with public presentations of the artistic processes in Kungsbacka and Halmstad and other locations in Halland and Sweden. Public meetings will be held regularly throughout the residency.
Art Inside Out is a nomadic institution for artists-in-residence in all art forms and genres. Artists are invited to explore the possibilities for their own art practices, as well as delve into new collaborations, with the county of Halland as a playing field. Through an open process that leaves room for the unforeseen, there is the opportunity for new discourses, where art generates creative solutions and new ways of seeing the world.
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2020; 11:59 pm