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Open Call for Helen of Sparta eResidency for Jewellery Artists and Makers

Open call  /  OnlineOnly  /  27 Aug 2020  -  27 Sep 2020
Published: 27.08.2020
Open Call for Helen of Sparta eResidency for Jewellery Artists and Makers.
ZLR Betriebsimperium
Management:
Loukia Richards, Christoph Ziegler
DEADLINE: 27/09/2020
Application
Artists apply with:
- a short bio (maximum 150 words).
- a link with works and CV.
- a short text on his/her motivation to participate and the expectations towards the "Helen Of Sparta" eResidency program.

Selection is based on portfolio, motivation and "team spirit".
Selected artists are notified shortly after the deadline has expired.
Terms and conditions are described in the eResidency agreement.
Selected artists receive the agreement to read and sign within a week after their admission in the "Helen Of Sparta" eResidency program.

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Helen Of Sparta virtual residency. Photo by ZLR.
Helen Of Sparta virtual residency. Photo by ZLR

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Intro
Intensive 4-day virtual residency + workshop + public presentation for multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewellery and fashion designers who want to learn about jewellery art, story telling, mythology, performanceIntensive 4-day virtual residency + workshop + public presentation for multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, jewellery and fashion designers who want to learn about jewellery art, story telling, mythology, performance.
Helen, the mythical queen of Sparta, causes a merciless war after she falls in love with the enemy.
The "Helen of Sparta" eResidency aims at inspiring eight artists/writers/performers to develop their own updated version of the ancient Greek myth. The intensive four-day program addresses issues, such as misogyny, abuse, manipulation, fake news, armed conflict. The eResidents' work will be presented live online, in a video and an e-publication.

The eResidency program "Helen of Sparta" ambitions to introduce artists into the tradition of Greek art and culture, with a strong focus on narrative, Greek mythology, jewellery art, dress culture, women's history, performance and design.

The idea of the eResidency program reflects the tradition of 18th and 19th century travelers in Greece whose impressions greatly influenced artists and intellectuals in their own countries. Johann Joachim Winckelmann, archaeologist and founder of the Art History discipline, for example, never visited Greece, but developed his approach based on what he had read or heard from travelers. German poets Goethe and Hölderlin found inspiration in Greek antiquity without ever having visited the country. The rediscovery of "Greek aesthetics" in art, architecture and fashion, and the revival of democracy in the age of enlightenment was more a product of imagination than of physical presence.

Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the intensive workshop takes place exclusively online, including tele conference, live streaming, customized exercises and individual consulting. The tightly scheduled monitoring and coaching program consists of lectures, slideshows and videos, visual notes, group meetings and personal chat.

Participants of the "Helen of Sparta" eResidency have the option to visit Greece (Athens or Arcadia/Peloponnes) in Summer/Fall 2021.

Details:
Developing a narrative and a story board, a performance concept and a choreography or an action script for an easy-to-do-it-yourself video is the feasible outcome of the workshop.  
Participants develop the concept, write the script, shoot and cut their video, even without prior knowledge or experience.
Participants’ videos will be published online and shared via the social media.
Text and photographic material will be published in SMCK Magazine (www.smck.com). A live streaming presentation of participants' work will also be scheduled instead of the usual (physical) exhibition opening.

Total of hours (Workshops/coaching):
Workshop (altogether: 21 hours).

• Performance: 8 hours.
• From Greek mythology to narrative: 4 hours.
• Video scenario: 3 hours.
• Easy video techniques: 2 hours.
• From Greek crafts (textile, jewellery, ceramics) to contemporary design: 2 hours.
• Objects as performance inspiration: 1 hour.
• Individual coaching: 2 x 30 minutes per artist.
• Homework required: 3 hours per day.

Each session is one hour long with intermissions in between.

Reference:
A similar eResidency - Helen's Dress - exclusively designed for and funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, was realized by FaveLAB's Christoph Ziegler and Loukia Richards in June 2020.

For project documentation, please visit:
http://www.favelab.net/flipbooks/HelensDress-draft/mobile/index.html
https://klimt02.net/forum/articles/helens-dress-e-residency-mythology-embroidery-performance-gender-zlr-betriebsimperium

Duration of residency:
Four days. The eResidency starts on Thursday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon.

Key Dates:
Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 Oct 2020 OR Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 Oct 2020.
Application deadline: 27 Sep 2020.


Number of participants:
Min. 4 to max. 8 artists.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance:
Visual artists, jewellery artists and designers, fashion designers, writers, performers. Daily workshops on mythology, history of culture, performance, Greek crafts, Greek jewellery, Greek traditional dress, narrative and performance guide artists to prepare their own story, performance and objects.

Accommodation/workspace:
Artist's home/studio. A good internet connection (tele conference, live streaming) is necessary.

Fee:
320 €, paid by each participant.

Support:
We grant letters of support to (selected) artists who wish to apply for funding. We do not provide funding.

Expectations towards the artist:
At the end of the eResidency, the participants are asked to deliver a performance video and photo material of their work plus a short text profile. Text and pictures will be published in SM*CK Magazine (www.smck.org).
 
Collage with landscape and embroidery on textile. Photo by ZLR.
Collage with landscape and embroidery on textile. Photo by ZLR

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Visual notes of the workshop by Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler. Photo by ZLR.
Visual notes of the workshop by Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler. Photo by ZLR

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Ancient theater of Sparta + traditional Greek tapestry. Photo by ZLR.
Ancient theater of Sparta + traditional Greek tapestry. Photo by ZLR

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„Eleni“. Textile assemblage and embroidery by Loukia Richards. Photo by ZLR.
„Eleni“. Textile assemblage and embroidery by Loukia Richards. Photo by ZLR

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Video stills from „The Effigy“, performed by Loukia Richards, filmed by Christoph Ziegler. Photo by ZLR.
Video stills from „The Effigy“, performed by Loukia Richards, filmed by Christoph Ziegler. Photo by ZLR

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