Organised by Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V., the Passage AiR programme is held in the Dübener Heide – Düben Heath Nature Park – in Germany. It aims to look at the region in the context of its history, landscape and culture, using the art of photography and film to thematise it regionally and transregionally. The goal is to highlight the trends and focal points of a region that is undergoing change. The Passage project is looking for ways to use ingenuity and creativity to broaden our sense of the fragility of nature and to make social changes more visible.
Under the theme ‘Status Landscape’, two residencies in November 2021 will enable artists working in photography or film to examine the current situation of landscapes and the environment using the Dübener Heide as an example.
The following questions can serve as suggestions:
What are the expectations towards a landscape?
Which ways of perceiving a landscape arise during a temporary stay on site?
What is the significance of a landscape as a resource for local recreation, economy and climate?
The funding covers:
- The arrangement and assumption of the costs for accommodation for the artists in the Dübener Heide for the duration of the stay in November 2021.
- The assumption of travel costs for arrival and departure up to a maximum of 300 EUR.
- A one-time grant of 1000 EUR.
In addition to conducting their own artistic work, residents are asked to lead a workshop or excursion for young people during their stay. Applications are open to both national and international artists.