Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Exploring the Aesthetics of Outport Interiors Workshop, Fogo Island (NL)

Deadline for applications: January 22th 2010

Call for applications from young artists and designers!

Exploring the aesthetics of Outport interiors workshop on Fogo Island February 11–27th 2010

Project description:

Exploring the aesthetics of Outport interiors is an experimental art/design project, a workshop designed to develop ideas for contemporary furniture and interiors inspired by traditional Outport living conditions and reality. A furniture/interior design competition is planned to follow the workshop in the spring with the intention of recruiting creators of locally rooted designs adapted to the various Shorefast projects on Fogo Island and Change Islands.

Method: Participants will be asked to work on the given tasks individually and in groups.
Local craftspeople and external experts will be engaged in the process throughout.
Formal input will be given regularly every fourth day.

Invited lecturers

Todd Saunders architect - Torbjørn Anderssen furniture designer - Sami Rintala architect - Lars & Jason Dressler furniture producers - Joseph Grima director - Kitty Scott director - Walter W Peddle expert on Outport furniture - Mike Paterson cabinet maker - Frank Tjepkema designer - Jerry Dick director of heritage NL - (Please note that the list is not complete and some names on the list are not yet confirmed).

Workshop coordinators: Steve Topping artist & Pall Einarsson industrial designer

Expenses: All travel and other expenses during the workshop will be covered.

For more information please contact:
Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir, director
Fogo Island Arts Corporation

Deadline for applications is January 22th 2010
please e-mail applications including
- CV
- documentation of up to 10 works
- a text explaining interest in the project (max 400 words)

The project is produced by the Fogo Island Arts Corporation in collaboration with the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island. The Fogo Island Arts Corporation is a contemporary art venue specializing in residencies for international artists and the production of art projects and workshops engaging both local and international participants. The Arts Corporation is supported by the Shorefast Foundation. The Shorefast Foundation is a Canadian-registered charity that is using entrepreneurial methods to help secure prosperity for the region of Fogo Island and Change Islands

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