Open Call Olfactory History of Oosterdok (The Netherlands)
In 2022, a large exhibition will take place in Amsterdam about the Olfactory History of Oosterdok, the eastern part of the old harbour of the city. Related to this exhibition, Mediamatic is issuing an open call for art and design projects that merge history and smell in new and interesting ways.
The organisers are inviting proposals for prototype olfactory projects (art works, lectures, performances etc.) that can be presented around Oosterdok in the coming years leading up the blockbuster public event in 2022. Please note that the selection and execution of your project is not a guarantee for inclusion in the larger event, and that all proposals must have a strong public component (it is not possible to admit a research project). This call is open to artists, designers, perfumers, curators, researchers, and performers of all nationalities and ages, individuals as well as groups and collectives. To get an idea of what we are looking for/what is possible, please have a look at previous projects on the website of Mediamatic.
When selected, Mediamatic will work closely together with the artist(s) to realize the project, this includes assistance in finding appropriate funds and/or partners to cover a travel/living/production budget, as well as an artist fee. It is possible to stay at Mediamatic as an artist-in-residence and use the facilities on site, such as the Aroma Lab and Clean Lab.
Deadline: 1 July 2019