The LUCY ART RESIDENCY WORKSHOP
As part of the expanded Lucy Art Residency events program, artists Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt will join with Void on a 5-day workshop in the Greek city of Kavala.
Photographers and lens-based artists are invited to take part in this workshop, that will be divided in 2 complimentary phases:
Phase 1 - Tutored by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, the participants will work on researching and producing a photographic project in Kavala. Klara & Thobias will work with the selected photographers on how to approach and deal with the discrepancy of the “Visible and the Spoken”, introducing them into how to approach this concept and how to use it as a primordial soup and help new forms emerge in photographs, narratives and ideas.
Phase 2 - Tutored by the Void team, the participants will produce a book dummy from the imagery produced on the first days. The idea is to take the narratives and concepts explored with Klara & Thobias into the concrete object realm: the book. Edited, designed and bound from scratch, a dummy will be produced and presented to the public during the Lucy Art Residency Talks on the last day of the workshop.
The ultimate aim of the 5-day workshop is to span the execution of a photographic process from its seed theoretical perspective, to the concrete workmanship final form of a book making. Working on all façades of the photographic narrative: from the concepts and questions raised before the shutter is even pressed, to the sequencing and design of a publication.
Our goal is to have a group of both locals and visitors to the city, as one of the purposes of the workshop is to pair and confront distinctive views about the same subject: the attached and knowledgeable view of those who are familiar with Kavala and its stories vs. the visitors’ gaze and their new perceptions and paradigms.
Neither are true or false, right or wrong. And we believe this workshop will help to build, in a proportion of 1 + 1 = 3, the best result out of it.
Application Procedure and Rules
Application to the Lucy Art Residency Workshop is open to all visual artists working with the medium of photography irrespective of age or educational background.
Klara & Thobias and the VOID team will select and offer 8-10 applicants the opportunity to participate. Two of the places offered will be reserved for residents of Kavala. The fee for the selected participants will be 100 Euros.
All applicants can submit ONE PDF file to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com from 22nd of March until the 20th of April, 23.59 GMT. There will be no extensions to the deadline. It is preferable to apply as early as possible. This will allow for us to contact you in case there is any problem with your submission. NO corrections or updates will be allowed after the deadline.
The subject of the email should be SURNAME_NAME_WORKSHOP_2018 and the PDF should be titled SURNAME_NAME_WORKSHOP_2018.pdf. If your email or PDF are not correctly titled then your submission might not reach us.
We do not accept any other file format nor do we accept multiple PDF files. Any applications that include more than ONE PDF file will be disqualified without notice.
The PDF should include the following parts:
300 words maximum about why you are applying for this workshop.
Short CV and Bio (Maximum one page each).
A portfolio section with a maximum length of 15 pages. There is no minimum or maximum number of images. Captions and short descriptions should be included.
Links to videos/films if relevant to your application. Please do not attach videos.
The PDF must not exceed 10mb.
All texts must be in English.
Klara Källström (1984) and Thobias Fäldt (1978) have been working together since 2005 and are based in Sweden. Since 2011, they are the founders of the publishing platform B-B-B-Books. Their works have been exhibited internationally including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow during Krakow Photomonth Festival, Le Bal (Paris), Photo Saint Germain (Paris), LACMA (Los Angeles), Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest), Aperture Foundation (New York), Kunstal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Hasselblad Centre (Gothenburg) CFF/Center for Photography and Fotografiska (Stockholm). Källström and Fäldt have received the Documentary Award from the Museum of Work in Sweden (2015), Sundsvall Museum’s Art Award (2016), Greenhill Art Award (2014) and Scanpix Photo Prize (2012 and 2006). They have received scholarships from Iaspis: the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists for the Artist-in-Residence at Nova Iskra in Belgrade (2016) and from CALQ in Quebec, Canada (2013) and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm for the Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017). Källström and Fäldt hold working grants from the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee and The Writers Committee in Sweden. (http://kk-tf.com)
Void is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece. ( https://void.photo/ )
Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
-In order for Participants to secure their place they will be required to deposit 100 Euros within 5 days from receiving their acceptance email. Failure to do so, will result in their place being offered to another candidate. In case of no-shows, the deposit is not returned.
-Cancellations are allowed up to 2 weeks before the workshop start date and half the deposit will be returned. For cancellations after this cut off point the whole deposit will be forfeit.
-The Participants have to make their own arrangements for traveling and accommodation. It is suggested that they arrive to Kavala one day before the beginning of the workshop, on Sunday the 17th of June.
-All Participants are required to bring their own digital cameras and laptops in order to be able to work within the parameters of the workshop.
-Participants will receive additional material about the workshop a few weeks before the start date.
-The working language for the workshop will be English.