Without precedent and with immediate effect, society is endeavouring to understand, adapt, and evolve to a whole new concept: social isolation. In this present worldwide crisis – where physical contact, day to day life, and community interaction is severely restricted – individuals are finding themselves in the new and startling reality of navigating a world of rapidly evolving social norms.
Street By Street aims to explore the personal and social geography of a neighbourhood. It seeks out creative, non-physical ways to navigate human connectivity and kindness in an effort to create a better picture of our community, to connect with those around us despite barriers, and to build stronger links for the future.
Artlink Hull are interested in proposals that, over a two-month period, remotely explore the concept of connecting people ‘street by street’ through creativity and innovation. The selected applicant will produce a body of work that investigates geographical areas in the context of the social and personal topography of those who live there.
Submissions are open worldwide and to arts collectives or researchers – anyone exploring the boundaries of art, technology, and social engagement.
The selected artist will be given a virtual studio in Artlink’s @87 digital gallery to document their exploration and offer a glimpse into their process for the duration of the residency.
The Artist will be limited geographically to exploring any of the streets in a one-mile radius of Artlink’s physical gallery space at 87 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3PQ. The organisers are interested in how connections can be made virtually that link together a street or community.
The artist’s response should focus on social engagement and explore the connectivity and capacity of current digital tools and social platforms, whilst also exploring activities that do not exclude those who may not have access or the resources required to communicate in this way.
The residency duration will be over two months, from the 1 May – 1 July 2020, with Artlink producers supporting the artist remotely through the process.
The selected artist will receive an all-inclusive fee of £2500.
Deadline: 17 April 2020
Apply via https://www.at87.co.uk/street-by-street