Science Gallery Bengaluru seeks interactive, participatory works for Contagion, an exhibition that explores the phenomenon of the transmission of emotions, behaviours, and diseases.
Psychologists, anthropologists, virologists, historians, designers, health workers, artists, and neuroscientists have studied how and why human minds and bodies are captured and cultivated by viruses, visionaries and vogue. Science Gallery Bengaluru are looking to work with such individuals or groups – preferably from across career and disciplinary backgrounds – who are critically exploring diverse contagions in the contemporary context and those engaged with emerging research. Your application can be an artistic or a scientific inquiry, or both.
Science Gallery’s approach is transdisciplinary so they accept projects from highly diverse disciplines that could include artworks, video, performance, poetry, craft, sound, web-based work, socially engaged work, live experimentation, design, sharing of data from social science, medical, or natural science research. Proposals are also accepted for public programmes in the lead up to and during the exhibition. This could include a film-festival, city walk, hands-on-workshop, talk series, theatre, dance, puppetry, stand-up / open-mic / improv, or a masterclass. The main focus is on the exhibition space, but proposals for outside spaces will also be considered.
Keeping in mind the unique global context we find ourselves in the organisers are especially looking for work that utilises digital platforms for engagement.
Supported projects can typically be funded by Science Gallery Bengaluru up to INR 300,000 (~3600 EUR), including all costs artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc. Public programme proposals can typically be funded up to INR 100,000 (~1200 EUR). Smaller-scale projects, or larger ones that find additional external funding are also welcomed.