Foundation Nature Art Drenthe (Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe) is organising - after 'Art and nature walk The Legend' in 2005, 'Art and nature walk Still Water' in 2006 and ‘Art and nature walk Green Revolution’ in 2007, ‘Art and nature walk Arti Archaeology' in 2008 - a new event in 2009: "SurViving/AboutLive". Artists are inspired by surviving in all the meanings of this word. (In Dutch it has a double meaning. It can de surviving it self but one can also read it as AboutLive). Possibilities are fore example what shelter do people need to survive in a hostile environment or how to survive in the contemporary jungle of cities. Next to this both themes it is also possible to react on the other meaning. Conditions for all proposals are that it are spatial installations or structures which are able to survive the conditions on the site (forest, weather) for at least seven months. Adri A.C. de Fluiter who curates this project has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2003.
Location of the artworks is the forest and on the hayfields and small ponds next to the small village Schoonoord. A new walking trail of about 4 kilometres will be made.The project is also connected with open air museum 'Ellert and Brammert' (see The Legend – 2005, Still Water – 2006. Green Revolution – 2007, Arti Archaeology - 2008). www.ellertenbrammert.nl
Artist fee EUR1250.00
Housing in comfortable mobile home (2 sleeping rooms, shower etc) at Leisure centre ‘t Kuierpadtien. 2 artists share one mobile home. www.kuierpad.nl
In general materials out of the forest: trees, trunks, branches etc. Also boulders remaining from the glaciers. There is a small amount of money for extra materials
Travelexpense EUR 500,00 (limited)
Based on public transportation or reimbursement for car like used in the Netherlands
Assistance is given by people of the State Forestry www.staatsbosbeheer.nl The team of foresters in Schoonoord is essential for realisation. Important partners are also the city of Coevorden www.coevorden.nl and Province Drenthe www.drenthe.nl
June 3 - Arriving of artists
June 4 until June 17 - Working period
June 17 - Official opening
June 18, before 11 a.m. - Depart of artists
Catalogue, posters, brochures, website
Images of the location can be found on the website in September 2009. Click location.
Applications are based on a concrete proposal and documentation. Deadline the 1th of January 2009.
A professional jury will choose in January 2009, 10 – 12 artists to realise a project.
Curator is artist/curator Adri A.C. de Fluiter. All proposals are going to him by email email@example.com or postal mail.
Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe
NL-7841 EP SLEEN