In connection with Oddvar I.N. Daren’s solo exhibition Local Land (10.02 – 06.04), Kunsthall Trondheim invites to Open Call: Inquiries into the accidental.
Poetic, gentle and analytic interventions in nature and landscape – often characterized by humour and humbleness – are a central part of Oddvar I.N. Daren’s artistic practice, and as well as low cost processes as method and ideal. As a young student Oddvar I.N. Daren formed the group ‘Nye alle fem’ [New all five], together with Terje Munthe, Lars Paalgard and Audun Sørsdal. They were interested in the technological innovations of their time, as for example video, and connections to land art, performativity and installation art could be found in their approach. «Low tech» is a good description for Daren’s artistic practice. Many of his works deals with making visible what already exists in the landscape, and the histories which appears through physical traces.
In connection to Oddvar I.N. Daren’s exhibition, we wanted to raise the question how similar approaches and practices could look today.
The applications must contain projects that can be realized in in the public space of the city or in nature. Projects of spontaneous nature, that can be realized within a short time frame, will be prioritized.
Who can apply? The contest is an open call, but the work must be realized in Trøndelag. Both artists and groups can apply. Maximum three projects will be realized.
The chosen projects will be presented at Kunsthall Trondheim’s web page, and through an event at Kunsthall Trondheim. A group visit, open for the public, will be arranged.
The application must contain:
• Short project description
Artist honorarium 5000 NOK and 5000 NOK in production fee
Tuesday, February 20, 12.00pm
Where do I send the application?
Send the application in PDF-format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark the subject topic of the email “Inquiries into the accidental”