[artinfo] [UNXposed] Commissions

UNXposed Moderator SAIZ@azar.ms
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:35:39 +0200

42 High Street, HULL HU1 1PS
Hull Time Based Arts is an artist led organisation, existing to pioneer
and champion new work in time based media
Commissions for SPEECHLESS project
The commissions will provide opportunities for four artists to create new
and innovative large-scale projection works.
Speechless invites artists to explore exclusive of sound, notions of
cultural tourism and possibilities of residential
displacement and disempowerment affected through regeneration programmes.
Although not necessarily based on the
area, the works themselves will respond to the environment on which they
are projected. The River Hull Corridor, a designated Heartlands Improvement
Zone is undergoing a facelift,
directing visitors over the new footbridge to the multi-million pound
tourist attraction, The Deep.
The silent works will be digitally composed and may be derived from video,
still photographic imagery, the internet/web art
or a combination of these media.
Artists will engage with normally excluded and 'silent' community
groups, linking with Hull's Homeless and Rootless
project, to enable the production of responsive works exploring aspects of
communication: the skills and techniques,
understanding, expressions, abilities, comedy, spontaneity and interaction.
The proposed backdrop is the huge South-facing facade of Hull's Rank
Hovis Building, itself providing an intriguing,
historical cultural context with its links to Lord Rank, the filmmaker.
Lord Rank entered the film industry in 1934 making
religious films
The selected artists will be in residence in Hull with free access to
HTBA's in-house digital facilities including technical
expertise, marketing and profile.
Commission budget of GBL 33,800. Hull Time Based Arts will supply available
equipment for the artwork. Deadline for
submissions: September 30th 2002.
Further information available from Janis Britland, Programme Manager, Hull
Time Based Arts, 42 High Street, HULL HU1
1PS, Tel: 01482 216446, e-mail Janis@htba.demon.co.uk
This project is funded by Yorkshire Arts Board and the Government's Single
Regeneration Budget, via Hull CityVenture.