From 31st March for 2 weeks artists from as far away as Brazil will be converging on Cambridge to debate, discuss and imagine ways of responding to the environmental challenges facing our planet.
This is the 2nd Cambridge Sustainability Residency run by artists with support from Cambridge School of Art. The 14 selected artists encompass sculpture, moving image, photography and installation and this year include the curator Vanessa Saraceno from Italy and the award winning designer Andrea Bandoni from Brazil.
The organisers of the residency also wish to build up a network of artists interested in the field of sustainability, and in the spirit of establishing a continuity and to foster relationships they have invited some artists who participated in the first residency to exhibit work alongside the selected artists from this year’s residency.
The 2 weeks will culminate in an exhibition at the Changing Spaces Gallery on Norfolk Street from 11th to 13th April with the Private View on 10th April from 6 to 8pm.
More information on www.cambridgesustainabilityresidency.com
"Tour des poulets" 2008
"We are delighted to let you know that you have been selected to take part in the Cambridge Sustainability Residency 2014. We were impressed with your work, ideas and reasons for wishing to take part and look forward to working with you from 31st March to 11th April in Cambridge."
You can imagine how happy I was with that in my inbox! I still can't really believe it, but on Sunday 30th of March I will be taking a train to Cambridge and the next morning my residency will start. I will try to keep you posted om my blog, and of course make a post when I get back.
"The aspiration of this residency therefore is to maintain a focus of attention on the preciousness and fragility of the planet and to break down boundaries in thinking in order to generate positive solutions that are personal, practical and political."
The residency program is full of wonderful workshops, visits and talks. We start of with a presentation about ourselves on monday 31th of March and end with an exhibition from 11 till 13 of April.
More information about the Cambridge Sustainability Residency on www.beyond7000.com and www.facebook.com/cambridgesustainabilityresidency