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Nara Collective Group Exhibition: theme
“DISTANCE”

参加アーティスト(作家)

募集要項

 

会期:2022年11月4(金),5(土),6日(日), 

11(金),12(土),13日(日)

募集開始 8月1日  

応募締切 8月31日
 

 

 「Social-Distancing」という言葉は、コロナ禍で、人と人の物理的な接触を防ぐためのキャッチフレーズとして使われてきました。1m、1.5m、2m、さらには3mと、さまざまな国がそれぞれ適切な「社会的距離」の尺度を示しています。また、今では、遠く離れた人とデジタルで対話することも容易になりました。

 

 「距離」という言葉は、”2点間の空間の大きさ”を指しますが、抽象的にとらえれば、「間」は”2つの対象や物体の関係の質”と定義することもできます。

 

 楽器や地球と太陽の距離のように、特定の緊張感を作り出すには、適切な距離が重要になります。遠すぎれば壊れてしまい、近すぎれば息絶えてしまいます。

 

    私たちは、アーティストに参加してもらい、彼らの作品によって、この「距離」という言葉を定義してもらいたいと考えました。

Architects

Installation

Spatial Design

会期:2023年04月01(土)- 2023年03月031(日), 


 

1. ELIGIBILITY

+ Emerging artists, architects, designers, or researchers and students based on spatial design, architecture, and built environment who 
have a clear motivation to work and research in Nara.
+ Preferably for applicants who can stay more than 1 month. Please contact us for a shorter stay.
+ Applicants must:
- Organize a talk or exhibit their research during their residency
- communicate in English or Japanese

2. COST

+ The cost for the residency is approximately JPY100,000 per month.  This will cover the cost for upper-level share accommodation, workspace, and all household utilities, electricity, water,  internet etc.
+ JPY 50,000 Deposit, which will be returned after the residency. Any damages to the property and cleaning required will be deducted from here. 

3. RESIDENCY PERIOD

+ Minimum one month up to three-month stay during the period of April 01 (Sat), 2023 to  March 31(Sun), 2024.

4. APPLICATION INFORMATION

+ Please send us an email in Japanese or English with the subject heading ‘Architect-in-Residency program 2023’

+ EMAIL: spacedepartment.nara@gmail.com

+ Include briefly in your letter :
- Brief introduction 
- Why you are interested in the program.
- What you would like to research about Japan
- Sample of work/ CV

5. NOTE

+ Artist fees and living expenses are not offered.  See 6.SUPPORT below.
+ Participants have to arrange their own delivery of materials required for the production of works or research.
+ Participants must inform beforehand if they bring their assistants or family. Additional costs for stay will be charged at a daily rate.
+ Participants are responsible for any unexpected accidents or sicknesses. Subscribing in travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

6. SUPPORT

+ We encourage applicants to apply for sponsorship /scholarship from a private or public entity.  We will try and provide any letters necessary for your application.
+ We will provide assistance with directions or places where the applicants would like to research, study or interview.
+ We can provide a guided tour to places, shrines, temples, etc. as much as possible but this may incur costs. 
+ For Any students who would like to participate but are not sure of what to research, we can assist with topics to research.

7. ABOUT

+ Space Department the first artist-in-residence in Nara. We are a creative space that supports and promotes the creative activities of artists from Japan and abroad, creating and sharing ideas and connecting each other.
+ Our space is located in a renovated 90-year-old farmhouse near the world heritage sites of Toshodaiji and Yakushiji in Nara. Our space host various workshops, events, and exhibitions, including artist-in-residence programs