A plan for public ownership of what became Ontario Hydro was conceived in Kitchener by Detweiler, Snider and Beck in 1902. Power from Niagara came to Berlin (Kitchener) on October 11, 1910 celebrated with the motto Power to the People. Using this motto as thematic title in 2002, submissions are requested for Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener.02, September 21-29.
Artists may propose new or existing works to be installed within outdoor and indoor sites in and around Kitchener's City Hall and downtown core. Works in all media will be considered including sculpture, performance, video, sound, installation, painting, drawing, etc.
Large outdoor works are encouraged.
Artists may wish to create works with electricity as subject, engage the broader democratic themes suggested by the phrase, refer to the specific history mentioned above, or view the public installation of the work itself as an act of empowerment.
Works from video artists addressing the theme Power to the People will also be considered for an accompanying curated exhibition and screening
CARFAC fees Paid.
You may apply for both the ARTISTS' PROJECTS and the VIDEO PROGRAMME
Interested parties may chose to visit the sites on their own or attend the...
SITE TOUR ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 12th.
meet at the SECURITY DESK of KITCHENER CITY HALL (200 King St. West) THE FRONT LOBBY AT 12 NOON.
Please submit 10 slides, equivalent video/cd-ROM documentation, SASE, CV, proposal, and budget with completed application form by January 31st, 2002 to:
P.O. Box 1122
Applications are available at www.contemporaryartforum.ca,
or by request through mail or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org