Join our current residential project to create a tandem with Karla Tobar – artist we’re hosting within the framework of the Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro together with the Wrocław 2016 Office and Etxepare Basque Institute.

WHERE? Wrocław
WHEN? 19.08-22.09.2017
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1 / English or Spanish is obligatory!
SUMBISSION: agnieszka.marcinowska@wroclaw2016.pl

Karla Tobar is an artist and researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She has published scientific articles, lectured at international conferences and participated in several exhibitions at museums and art centres in Europe and the Americas. Her work explores the influence of planned technological obsolescence in art and its possibility as a starting point for artistic production. Humans and machines connected by mistake to bring about other ways to develop aesthetic processes.

During the residency in Wrocław, the artist will extend a project that began last year in Bilbao. The aim is to generate an artistic action that presents an alternative view on public space and architecture in different destinations around the world. The project to be carried out in Wrocław will revolve around an urban component: the bridge. First, the artist will research historical events and structural changes to these urban components. After that, a performance-action will be carried out together with a local artist. Both artists will walk around the city with a DIY scanning device. Using the material gathered, the artist will design two works to create an installation piece: a documentary video of the action in Bilbao and Wrocław, and two large works printed and painted on plastic, featuring scanned images of both cities.

Results of her residency are going to be presented within the framework of the “City and Culture” conference as a part of art scene created by a group of artists, curatos and producers related to the Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro. “City as a shared space” is a collective initiative, which reflects the idea of “sharing a space”, research of urban culture and reusing the resources which cultural intitutions and organisations have.

You can submit your application, consisting of CV or portfolio, via e-mail address: agnieszka.marcinowska@wroclaw2016.pl until 18th of August. Both documents should be prepared in English.