Location One presents its first ever "Virtual Residency
Project" in the form of a call
to artists and other creative individuals with the express purpose
of fostering collaboration and creativity across geographical
expanses and areas of expertise around the topic of the 2008
US Presidential Election. The goal of this residency is to find
3 participants who are not necessarily physically proximate
but who are willing to collaborate with other artists/engineers/scientists/writers/musicians/poets/activists
to develop a project using such non-F2F (face to face) interfaces
such as webcams, email, chat, video, blogs, Second Life, MIDI,
skype, walkie-talkie, snail mail, radio or POTS (plain old telephone
service), tin cans on string, or any other means of collaboration
to develop a project that will be presented at Location One
in the fall of 2008, in advance of the US Presidential election.
Though we will consider international residents, the theme of this inaugural residency is the 2008 Presidential Election and the buildup around this pivotal political event. The theme can be interpreted as broadly or as literally as the participants would like, the project will be developed collaboratively by the 3 individuals chosen for this residency project.
Location One will provide an area on its website where the project
can develop publically through blogging, video, audio or other
forms of Submission:
Please send CV, url or any materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
by midnight May 1, 2008. Please include a few lines describing
why you are interested in a collaborative virtual residency.
kind of work should it be?
The project will be developed wholly by the participants. Location
One can provide curatorial and technical assistance, but the
final work will be created "offsite" or online. Online
performance, remote music jam, streaming video, blogs, flash
animations, radio transmissions, podcasts, Second Life theatre,
iChat panel discussions, remote-controlled MIDI robot kittens
acting out the debates are all examples of acceptable forms
that the project may take. We are leaving the parameters intentionally
broad in the hopes that it will elicit deeply creative responses
to this topic.