Open Call : Temporary Darkroom Project
Deadline for submissions: 26/03/2017 | City: Manchester | Region: Greater Manchester | Country: United Kingdom | Created by: Rachael BurnsReport this?
Site specific project in which a temporary darkroom space will be set up in a rented residential property, and artists invited in to make work which studies and relates to this domestic space. The resulting work will be exhibited alongside a scale model of the bathroom in which the darkroom was situated.
The project will involve turning one of the bathrooms in a large shared house into a temporary darkroom; open to artists to come and make work as a one or two-day residency. Due to the unusual nature of the darkroom we are inviting artists to make work which connects with or is inspired by this domestic space. Involving your own experiences with shared or rented housing, the exhibition will aim to open up a dialogue surrounding the rental market and housing crisis.
To submit please write a brief proposal of what you are intending to produce; this can be a new project or the continuation of an existing body of work. Please note that working time in the darkroom will be limited to one or two days and although we are willing to be as flexible as possible the darkroom based aspect of the proposed projects would require being finished within this timescale. With your submission please include a link to your online portfolio and a short bio. There will be people on site at all times to provide assistance where necessary but applicants must be confident to work independently in a black and white darkroom.
The darkroom will include an enlarger and equipment needed to process both black and white film and paper. All equipment and chemicals will be provided free of charge but artists are expected to provide their own darkroom paper and film as required. The house is located in the suburb of Chorlton and the work will be printed on site and exhibited in Manchester; gallery and dates to be confirmed. Artists are responsible for their own travel to and from the venue, which is easily accessible by bus and by tram from central Manchester.
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