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Call for artists/writers/composers/researchers and architects

A visual/audible and readible library as the next step towards a deeper understanding of  what this landscape means to the people.  On three different locations the PAIR (Portable Artist in Residence) will investigate the landscape, on different levels and in different projects and you are invited to write a proposal for one of these three locations. Deadlines proposals1 February, 2013.

We give the three locations (with some words of inspiration and suggestion for which direction we want develop to):

  • School Library / Village of Donderen, March 24 until May 12, 2013
  • Nature Library / Donderboerkamp and surroundings, May 26 until july 21, 2013
  • Food Library / Village of Peest, August until october 6, 2013

Participation: Send us your project proposal and documentation by postal mail, relating to the theme Landscape Library. You are invited to write a proposal for one of these three locations.

Address:

P.A.I.R. c/o.
PeerGrouP/Henry J. Alles,
Norgerweg 219, 9497 TC
Donderen, The Netherlands

Deadlines proposals1 February, 2013.

The first project will be announced on the 15th of february, 2013.

Landscape Library: A visual/audible and readible library as the next step towards a deeper understanding of what this landscape means to the people. On three different locations the PAIR (Portable Artist in Residence) will investigate the landscape, on different levels and in different projects and you are invited to write a proposal for one of these three locations.

We give the three locations (with some words of inspiration and suggestion for which direction we want develop to):

  • School Library / Village of Donderen, March 24 until May 12, 2013
  • Nature Library / Donderboerkamp and surroundings, May 26 until july 21, 2013
  • Food Library / Village of Peest, August until october 6, 2013

P.A.I.R. (Portable Artist in Residence)

The P.A.I.R.-project promotes artistic social commitment while focusing attention on humans and their surroundings. In 2013, the P.A.I.R.’s fifth year, the theme is Landscape

Library. The P.A.I.R. will again be visiting three different locations to meet local inhabitants and to investigate their surroundings.

The PeerGrouP’s P.A.I.R.-program offers artists the opportunity to dig themselves into local life at different locations in the northern provinces of the Netherlands. The artists are expected to relate to the local inhabitants and to involve them, to seek out links with scientists, historians and writers. The end result of the artists’ stay in the P.A.I.R. can take the form of a debate, a scientific essay, a record of conversations with passers-by, a film, soundscape, photo’s and/or a narrative of things that have happened. The artist’s stay is meant to contribute to the artist‘s and the P.A.I.R.’s creative development. Their stay should be meaningful for the local community. Proposals for the P.A.I.R.-project must meet high artistic standards and must be of significance for the present-day art world.

It is not the express intention of the P.A.I.R. to leave behind, at these different locations, some kind of physical art object, but rather to organize short-term art projects that might promote social cohesion for the duration of the project and possibly after. Also, the P.A.I.R. wants to give artists the opportunity to work from the inside of a community.

The P.A.I.R. is part of the PeerGrouP, a group that specializes in site-specific  in the northern provinces of the Netherlands. The PeerGrouP consists of a lively mix of makers and artists who are inspired by the landscape, the location and the local inhabitants. The quality of food, ecology, practical knowledge of the landscape, community spirit and the supply of energy are recurring themes within the PeerGrouP’s projects.

Information: Locations and dates P.A.I.R. 2013: Exact dates and locations will be discussed with the selected artists

Accommodation: Two six-metre containers. One for living, one for working. Some tools and books. Electricity by solar panels, 600 litre of fresh water, a wood-burning stove and wood to make a fire. Technical assistance is available from the PeergrouP. It must be stressed that the P.A.I.R. is not only a workshop but also place of residence. During the whole period, you will be living in the P.A.I.R. and be responsible for the accommodation and its surroundings. Be a good host to any visitors.

Participation: Send us your project proposal and documentation by postal mail, relating to the theme Landscape Library. Documentation will not be send in return.

Address: P.A.I.R. c/o. PeerGrouP/Henry J. Alles, Norgerweg 219, 9497 TC Donderen, The Netherlands

P.A.I.R. pays the following expenses per project: living, material and travel: €3000,-

After the project has been concluded and presented the artist/researcher/ composer is expected to write a report and supplement it with visual and/or sound material.

Presentations and publication: The results of your stay will be shown to the audience. Everything produced within the context of the project will be documented and can be used for publication. The PeerGrouP is free to make use of the knowledge acquired for the further development.  The aim is to present all projects that will take place in 2013 in book form.

Deadlines proposals: 1 February, 2013. The first project will be announced on the 15th of february, 2013. The next two projects might be announced at a later date.

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Call for artists/writers/composers/researchers and architects

Questions: Please write to henry@peergroup.nl

Detailed information about the locations or important changes will be published as soon as possible: www.peergroup.nl/pair

 

 

 

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