Deadline: 01/12/2017

Collective Assembly

Residency for learning basic building techniques and culminating in building a useable structure.

Description of Residency Program
Collective Assembly is a two-week residency program that invites artists & curators to participate in a communal build project at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Through group-oriented workshops participants will be introduced to basic woodworking skills and timber frame construction methods. The outcome of this residency is to collaboratively build a temporary pavilion for the Gibraltar Point grounds.

This program is open to anyone with in interest in building as a form of expression and inquiry, or simply as a learning objective. We also invite individuals who explore social engagement as an art form. Our residency activities will be experimental, intuitive and collaborative. This project will give participants the time and space to explore practices of making, while living within a communal environment. In addition to programmed residency activities, there will be plenty of time for cooking, gardening, swimming and independent art making.

Facilitator Bios:

Sean Procyk is an artist and playground designer who builds site-specific sculptures, installations and architectural spaces. His projects respond to their regional context, with a particular focus on the economies that exist between landscape, community and ecology. Through the development of site-responsive works he aims to open up conversation about the complexities and precarity that communities have on the particular ecosystems we inhabit.

Sean's physical works integrate moving image, light and sound to further engage with the senses and challenge our intrinsically spatial way of thinking about objects and space. His approach to making draws upon the practices of bricolage, DIY learning and ad hoc building. He has shown work at Stride Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Elemental Festival, Kagawong; Convergence Conference on Art and Technology, Banff; Factory Media Centre, Hamilton; Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland and Nuit Blanche, Toronto. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from OCAD University.

Alex Achtem is an artist looking for new ways of experiencing and documenting the natural environment and landscape. A process that includes collecting information and raw material as an amateur anthropologist, scientist, mountaineer, herbalist or craftsperson. Deconstructing, categorising and minimizing this information are ongoing tasks in seeking a greater truth, humour and humanity.

She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University. Her work has been shown in Canada and the Netherlands where she also attended Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Outside of the gallery, her work has been seen on Vancouver’s Metro Transit System and as part of Wreck City in Calgary, AB. She has attended residencies at the Banff Centre entitled Studio Time: Work of the Living Watch with lead faculty Geoffrey Farmer and Common Oppulence in Demmit, AB, under the guidance of Peter Von Tiesenhausen. She lives in Vancouver, BC where she works as a preparator at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Duration of Residency
Two Weeks

Disciplines, Work Equipment and Assistance
Residency is open to artists working in all disciplines. Artists should plan to bring all materials relevant to their practice and creation process.

Private or Shared

Studio/ Workspace
Shared, furnished, large studio space provided

Fees and Support
$970 + HST for shared accommodation or $1180 + HST for private bedroom, plus HST. (Payment in CDN Funds only). Regrettably financial aid is unavailable for this program. We encourage applicants to pursue funding opportunities afforded them by their national, regional, local and departmental funding agencies.

Expectations towards the Artist
Artists will be expected to create work toward a final building project

Application Information
To apply, fill out the online form:  //  (*include your website or link to your work, and indicate you are applying to Collective Assembly ).

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