Intra-nation: Thematic residency in Media and Visual Arts at The Banff Centre, Canada
An opportunity for up to 40 artists, writers, curators, and critics
Residency dates: April 12 to July 2, 2004 (in two blocks)
Block 1: April 12 to May 21, 2004; 20 artists – new media projects welcome
Block 2: May 24 to July 2, 2004; 20 artists – no technical resources for new media projects available
Application deadline: Postmarked by June 1, 2003 Notification date: September, 2003
While relations between distinct nation-states are still at the forefront of global discussions, of growing concern and relevance are the multiple and fractured forms of national relationships occurring within supposedly unified nations. Discussions of self-government, sovereignty, and separatism are at once giving rise to types of empowerment for subjugated groups while bringing into crisis the entire notion of the nation-state as an independent jurisdiction unencumbered by geo-political forces. Questions of the intranational – the very politics of nations within nations – are being played out on intranational stages, usually with no small degree of conflict, and often with attendant implicit and explicit violence. Intranation will bring together a diverse group of artists who inhabit, discuss, critique, and articulate this nation-within-nation sensibility. Their practices may address: identity-based politics around race, ethnicity, language, region, and sexuality; war and technology and their often disturbing intersections with art; Indigenous sovereignty issues in different regional contexts; and other elements or aspects of intranational concern. Invited artists will be encouraged to participate in a variety of cross-over strategies – disciplinary, political, geographical – with the intent of forging new alliances and modes of communication between different intranational groups.
Paul Wong (Block 1, April 12 to May 21)
Shirley Bear (Block 2, May 24 to July 2)
The Media and Visual Arts Department at The Banff Centre, Canada, seeks proposals for projects demonstrating imaginative approaches to content, form, and material concerns or proficiency. See The Banff Centre website for details, criteria, and application guidelines. Financial aid is available.
About Creative Residencies
Creative residencies offer artists a unique opportunity to explore, expand, and develop their practice within various studio environments. Residencies also facilitate theoretical and intellectual growth through peer groups, lectures and peer mentors, and provide access to the tools and support needed to nurture the creative process. Residency programs provide access to emerging and established technologies in ceramics, painting, performance, photography, print media, paper making, sculpture, textiles, new media, and video. For Intra-nation, projects with new media, web-based and video requirements will only be considered for the first block, April 12 to May 21, 2004.
Information and application
For more information and on-line applications visit the Media and Visual Arts website at: http://www.banffcentre.ca/mva/
Also contact Trevor Mahovsky
Program Manager, Visual Arts
The Banff Centre
PO Box 1020, Station 40
Banff, Alberta Canada T1L 1H5