09.02.10 Call for proposals - Wirksworth Festival 2010, Wirksworth - Wirksworth Festival Ltd
Last year Wirksworth Festival featured work from Alec Finlay, Matthew Houlding, Raphael Daden, Michael Branthwaite, Peter Hoon, Charles Monkhouse, Martyn Blundell, Ben Cove, Maxine Hall, Kate Genever and Ghislaine Howard, and the best of the regions graduates in Fine Art and Decorative Art.
Now Festival curator David Gilbert is calling for proposals for our commissioned programme for 2010 and beyond.
Thematically Wirksworth Festival will continue to explore the relationship between Art & Architecture, and over the next three years we want to explore the nature, meanings and uses (past, present, actual and potential) of buildings | indoor and outdoor space | public and private space in a number of ways:
1. Pavilion Programme. A call to architects and designers interested in proposing a temporary structure (a Pavilion) for Wirksworth. The Pavilion will occupy a public space in the town for at least a three-week period and function as a temporary exhibition space. There will be three pavilions in the three years of the programme.
2. [Im]Possible Wirksworth: An inventory of unrealised ideas. The Pavilion will contain concept designs, fly-through graphics, maquettes etc, from architects, designers, artists, proposing exciting and radical new buildings, remodelling of existing buildings, uses of unusual and problematic sites, particularly spaces which have been left between buildings (yards, alleys ...) giving them meaning and/or function (actual or apparent) wholesale remodelling of the town (for example Harrison Drive was created in 1940 by the demolition of buildings in the Market Place to create a new access route for quarry traffic through the town; should this be replaced and if so how and why? What other radical future remodeling of the town might be proposed in the next year/decade/millennium in the light of globalization, climate change, and future economics and lifestyles?)
Some of these projects may be realised as part of the commissioned programme.
3. Site-specific/Site-responsive commissions. This will be complemented by extending the site-specific and site-responsive art commissioning programme, so we are now seeking proposals for interventions in spaces in the town, whether sculptural, architectural, projected (including film, interactive work and 3D motion graphics) or performative.
4. Film and Moving Image. A new strand to the Festival is film/artists' film and video, with an architecture themed short film salon for 2010, and the potential for projection works which interact with, intervene in or respond to architecture.
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