We are Asteroids

Borrowing the name from eco-philosopher Timothy Morton who calls out the effect of humans on our planet, Artcore invites artists to apply to We are Asteroids. A two months residency for artists to provoke, bring attention to and develop future scenarios as an urgent response to climate change. As scientists warn us of the consequences of our human impact on the environment, the arts help us visualize the costs of climate change and natural catastrophe, eliciting emotional responses that prompt action. By looking to the past, we can understand historical examples of conflict and climate and the unintended consequences brought about by attempts to mitigate the effects of global warming.

By drawing on the concepts that have emerged from environmentalism, this We are Asteroid residency asks artist to respond to:

– How climate change has been reflected in increasingly urgent artistic responses?

– How visual art might affect opinion on climate change?

– What artists do in order to translate global issues (including climate change) into artistic visions?

– What are the opportunities that climate change could bring our way? How can we be ready?

We welcome applicants working in any discipline and with a cross-disciplinary approach to their practice, to occupy Artcore studios.

Specifically, Artcore is looking for :

– Artists with a commitment to developing their practice, and who seek dialogue and engagement with the local communities and the wider international contemporary arts and cultural sector.

-Artists with an interest in how sharing space and collaborative working can inform the development of their work and how this residency will benefit their practice.

For two months Artcore will be an incubator of ideas for artists to challenge, inform and engage audiences through their works on the environment and what long term actions can create the conditions for change to happen.

Key dates:

• Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight 01/04/2019

• Residency start date: 08/04/2019
• Residency end date: 03/06/2019
• Exhibition date: 21/06/2019-05/07/2019

To apply, please visit: http://artcoregallery.org.uk/artistresidency/we-are-asteroids/

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Contact Name

Chiara Dellerba

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Start Date

7th March 2019

Closing Date

1st April 2019