Katowice, within the European project CreArt, is opening a new call for artistic residencies interpreting the theme of an exhibition on ‘Weightlessness’, taking place from 23 July to 12 September 2021.
Weightlessness is simply a lack of external forces affecting the body. Balancing one another, the forces do not exert any pressure. Only the force of gravity operates then. It can be concluded that an object is weightless, even though it does have its unit weight. Consequently, it is in a constant state of freefall, lack of weight or contact with the forces, obtaining therefore a kind of lightness which simultaneously releases it and, metaphorically speaking, suspends it in the environment.
This located object, devoid of its natural weight, is also deprived of contact with the ground, remaining in the state of peculiar suspension. Its trajectory in space can be interpreted in two ways: both as a release from forces operating on the body and a specific inertia.
The organisers are open to bold, free and non-literal interpretations of the proposed topic. They are particularly interested in works created over the course of 2020, but also happy to look at archival projects.
Applications are open only to artists born or residing in other cities participating in the CreArt project: Aveiro (PT), Clermont – Ferrand (FR), Genoa (IT) for artists under 35, Kaunas (LT), Liverpool (UK), Lublin (PL), Rouen (FR), Skopje (MK), Valladolid (ES), Zagreb (HR).
The organisers will cover:
- Installation, transport and insurance of artworks costs.
- Costs of promotion and dissemination, including a catalogue.
- Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for the foreign artist selected (on the occasion of the installation and opening of the exhibition – maximum 2 days).
- Artist fees: each selected artist will receive €800 (including taxes) for fees.