Call out for ideas for labs, hacks, experiments, participatory artworks, talks, walks, workshops, games and investigations that explore themes of light, dark, remoteness, networks and connections, place, senses, technology and environment for Sanctuary 2020: Handheld.

Sanctuary is a unique 24-hour public art event exploring darkness, technology and place in the stunning landscape of the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park. The event is a laboratory for off grid experimentation and brings together artists and audiences with an interest in place, creative participatory experimentation and open conversations. The site is remote, not just from population centres but also from communication and power networks. This remoteness gives artists and visitors the space to consider both the environment and the absence of pervasive contemporary technologies – exploring what is possible by being present in an unconnected place.

The next Sanctuary event will be smaller and we will also be changing the scale of the artworks. We will be commissioning artworks, performances and experiences that are handheld i.e can be carried to Sanctuary by a single person. We are interested in ideas that are intimate or networked – that might move between us as a single entity or touch us all simultaneously. Artists will need to think about how their work responds to and interacts with the site and how to connect with both the human and more-than-human elements present. We are also interested in proposals for talks and are happy to facilitate open conversations that respond to any of the themes of Sanctuary.

Sanctuary takes place on September 19th and 20th 2020 and will be shaped by the ideas we receive. At this stage we are looking for outline ideas; please e mail these to us at hellosanctuarylab@gmail.com. We are currently waiting on the outcome of funding bids so financial support for successful submissions will be confirmed at a later date. Deadline for submission of ideas 7th February 5pm

NB Sanctuary is off grid so there are limitations on power available – we see this as an opportunity. Sanctuary takes place in a Dark Skies Park so visible light should be kept to a minimum.

Please get in touch at hellosanctuarylab@gmail.com if you need more information. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you 🙂

 

BrokenLight. Broken20. Image: Alison Boyes
BrokenLight. Broken20. Image: Alison Boyes

Call out for ideas for labs, hacks, experiments, talks, walks, workshops, participatory artworks, games and investigations for Sanctuary 2017

We’re looking for ideas that explore any of the following… light, dark, remoteness, networks, place, senses, technology, environment, being present in an unconnected place.

The site is remote, not just from population centres but also from communication and power networks.  This remoteness gives artists and visitors the space to consider both the environment and the absence of pervasive contemporary technologies.

Sanctuary takes place on September 23rd and 24th. At this stage we are looking for outline ideas. We hope be able to provide funds to bring selected ideas to Sanctuary. The finances on offer to support successful submissions will be confirmed at a later date.

Please note Sanctuary is off grid so there are practical limitations on the use of power. Sanctuary takes place in a Dark Skies Park so visible light should be kept to a minimum.

Please send ideas ASAP – by 10th Feb at latest to sanctuarylab@gmx.com.