Friday, August 8, 2008

Other Residencies, 5

I realized that all of the residency info that I've posted has been for programs that have come and gone, mostly as one-offs (even if they weren't intended that way). Here's one that's forthcoming, though I note that the deadline passed a month ago.

Titled Reverse Pedagogy, the program runs from November 10th to December 5th of this year at the incredible Banff Centre. It's hosted by Winnipeg artist Paul Butler who says he wanted to be “…at an exclusive resort away from the art world where all the participants would be locked in — like “Big Brother,” but not televised. That way we could have 24-hour access, and eating and finding our way home wouldn’t be a challenge. No distractions. There would be a chef, a full gym, and a juice bar. A little karaoke, an endless supply of fireworks, a screening room, bikes, croquet, ball hockey, foosball. We would have all the resources necessary to sculpt, draw, paint, take and print photos, make videos, and ceramics. There would be a full library, and a team of technicians to assist us — like an art school set in paradise, but without any instructors.”

Like at his famed Collage Parties, collaboration will be encouraged, but not expected. Butler will plan leisure activities including a film series, readings, as well as such outdoor activities as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and taking to the waters at Banff Upper Hot Springs. Participating artists include Dean Baldwin and Kristan Horton, two of my favorite Toronto artists, both of whom I worked with at Mercer Union.

No comments: