Offcity > Online Residency / Make Off-city On Again
Offcity is an independent platform based in Pardubice, Czech Republic that works with the theme of the city as a structure and a living organism. Now it is launching an international open call for artists, curators, philosophers and other thinkers with the aim of supporting their creative work during the global pandemic. They also aim to collect and share different views and responses to the current situation of ‘switched off cities’.
How to interpret the current situation – the transformation of public space, culture and life? Can we understand it as a response to our previous actions? Or maybe as an opportunity? Now, there is a certain vibration between what is near and what is remote. Mobility restrictions create both alienation and entanglement. What opportunities and barriers does virtual space produce? Has it come to be redefined?
Offcity are looking for ideas and projects that are willing to experiment with form, content, virtuality and reality. They welcome a positive and inspiring reflection on the current state of affairs, but also critical reflection. Any connection to the context of Pardubice, the city where the Offcity project mainly acts, is welcome, but not necessary.
There will be 8 selected projects (4 projects from the Czech Republic, 4 projects from abroad), which will receive a financial support of 5000 CZK (~180 EUR) each. It is expected that the output of the residency will have an online form (text, video, sound, etc.) and it will be possible to publish it on the Offcity website.
Deadline: 10 April 2020