ARTIST OPPORTUNITY | PROJECT SPACE CALL OUT
Second Guest Wellness, Installation View, 2022. Photograph: Four Minutes to Midnight
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
EOIs for this Project Space have now closed.
Cement Fondu is proud to nurture artistic experimentation, risk-taking and innovation, and we invite you, our community, to play an active role.
We are delighted to invite you to submit an EOI to present a new commission installation in our Project Space during our exhibition program for COSMIC BEINGS. A commission fee and production budget is provided.
The Project Space is curated to complement Cement Fondu’s main exhibitions and focuses on live, experimental, social, immersive and evolving exhibitions. It also hosts activations such as workshops and performances.
The space is for artists at all stages of their careers who want to expand their practice and explore new ways of working while creating high-quality outcomes and experiences.
EOI Theme – Cosmic Beings
We are currently requesting EOIs that respond to the themes of Cosmic Beings, a group exhibition presented at Cement Fondu 5 August – 24 September 2023.
Since 2020, humanity has been tasked with profoundly re-evaluating its existence due to coinciding yet unrelated global events: the devastating impacts of the global pandemic and era-defining advancements in the exploration of space. While the world struggled to comprehend the unknown biological aggressor attacking its populations at an unprecedented scale, space tourism took off for the ultra wealthy, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched, gazing further afield and back in time than ever before, and NASA renamed UFOs as UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) and announced an official study on their existence.
Amid the ongoing repercussions and roll-out of these events, Cosmic Beings reimagines the proposition that an alien invasion is the only thing that could unify the human race. When COVID invaded, it was widely speculated – and hoped – that humanity might be forced to rise above its differences against this new common enemy. Life was imitating art through a terrifying storyline reminiscent of science-fiction.
The pandemic instead served to highlight and heighten inequalities that already existed along geographic, cultural and racial lines and created new divisions within communities and families between the vaxxed and unvaxxed.
Inviting alternative narratives, the artists in this program draw on ancient wisdoms and new enlightenments that look beyond the Earth to expand the scope and scale of human consciousness. Dispelling the problematic rhetoric of ‘alien invader’, the show instead envisions hopeful possibilities for unity, empathy and equity on Earth by contemplating ourselves as cosmic beings.
Offering – New Work Commission
Artist fee $850
Production fee $750
Activation/Workshop fee $400
1 day of dedicated install support
Access to available CF audiovisual
Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Page CV
1 Page Proposal Outline including: concept, installation description, AV requirements, activation idea if applicable (i.e. performance, talk, workshop)
3-5 images of recent, related work
Artist website URL
PROJECT SPACE CALL OUT
3 MAY 2023
PROUDLY FUNDED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH CREATE NSW