18.09.2019 // INVITATION to AUDITION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART WORK BY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
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INVITATION to AUDITION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART WORK BY INTERNATIONAL ARTIST EMMA CRITCHLEY
Are you fascinated by water? And its relationship with ice and the world around us and inside us all? Do you love movement and being underwater? Would you like to dance as part of an experimental underwater art work?
Join Emma Critchley, one of the world’s only underwater artists for a 1 day movement and dance workshop on Saturday October 5th to audition for a part in her latest art work inspired by the Ice Memory Project.
If you are selected, you will become part of Emma’s underwater artwork which will be shown during the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020.
If you haven’t worked underwater before, if you are selected from the audition for the artwork, you must be a confident swimmer, open to an experimental artistic process, and be willing and confident in learning how to move and dance underwater whilst holding your breath.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SCIENCE GALLERY VENICE
Emma Critchley has worked in oceans, pools and lakes across the planet for over 17 years, making extraordinary and poetic films, photographs and installations about nature, water and our relationship to it. See here http://emmacritchley.com
In 2019 Emma won the first Earth Water Sky residency award with Science Gallery Venice, Italy – the initiative of Ca Foscari University of Venice. She is residency in Venice for two months in 2019.
ABOUT THE ICE MEMORY PROJECT – THE INSPIRATION FOR THE ART WORK
For the Earth Water Sky Residency, Emma is working with one of Italy’s leading environmental scientists, Professor Carlo Barbante and his team on the Ice Memory Project. This project is seeking to create a library in Antarctica of ice cores drilled from endangered non polar glaciers around the world. From the tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice cores scientists can reconstruct the Earth’s past climate and atmospheric composition as far back as 18,000 BCE. It is an invaluable record of climate change – as well as being the inspiration for Emma’s new underwater art piece.
Audition – Saturday October 5th. This will be held at CSC Garage Nardini (Via Bombardini, 7, 36061 Bassano del Grappa VI), between 11am – 4pm (space opens at 10am for those who’d like to warm up before).
October 12th 2019 Underwater Movement Choreography and Development Rehearsals. If you are selected, you must be available for the in-water workshop, which will be held at Y40 Montegrotto Terme, near Padova on Saturday October 12th (travel expenses will be covered and refreshments supplied). A further workshop will be scheduled for the end of the month.
In addition, see the conditions below
If you attend the audition on October 1st 2019, you must be available and be prepared to make the following commitments:
- Attend two development workshops for the artistic piece in October 2019 on the dates specified
- Be available and committed to participate for a further 5 sessions of filming and development December 2019-March 2020 for the completion of the piece.
- All travel costs will be covered. A fee is to be announced as well.
PLEASE REGISTER BY FILLING THE ONLINE FORM: https://forms.gle/v1kQcuQ43QozCd478
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION End of 2nd October 2019.
We very much look forwards to sharing this adventure with you.
Photo: Emma Critchley_Film still from Common Heritage