Open Call for projects
The cross-disciplinary ‘Curated Expedition to the Baltic Sea’ invites Finnish and Estonian artists to study and to marvel at the Baltic Sea, its natural phenomena and their personal relationship to the changing environs. The project will be part of Turku’s programme for the European Capital of Culture year in 2011.
Artists, researchers and other cultural agents are invited to join the expedition, straddling the borderline between art and science. This open project call aims to attract new and unpublished proposals, which essentially involve an expedition to the Baltic Sea. It is wished that the proposals gain their inspiration from science, but they will be intepretated and viewed in an art context.
Artists can decide, if the general state of the sea is the phenomenon studied, or if one of it´s numerous and singular phenomena and ecosystems will be under their exploration. One of the key aspects of the marine expeditions is to travel slow, using methods of transport that only moderately burden the environment. A canoe, a hot air balloon, a jolly-boat, marine research vessel or a rowboat are only a few examples of some possible means of seafaring, used by artistic sea explorers. The works created should use artistic means to draw attention to the state of the Baltic Sea and to arouse awareness of the responsibility for the future of the sea.
The selected proposals will be realised and produced during the year 2010 in the Baltic Sea.
The planning and realization of the project are in the hands of Capsula and Bioart Society Finland.
More information in www.capsula.org.es, and about the Curated Expedition to the total eclipse in http://capsulaexpeditions.com
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