Residence / Workshop on integration of ephemeral Land Art
Photography Center of Thessaloniki in search of expanding ideas is organizing workshps in the village Livadi (Meadow) (Thessaloniki Prefecture), in collaboration with the Art Group TeeToTuM, a four-day residence / art workshop, in which participants would create artwork using materials collected from the surrounding area.
During this four-day (from Thursday 9 to Sunday12 of May 2013) artists will create an artwork in situ (in the field), which will remain as a landscape installation to be eventually fully absorbed by nature.
We encourage collaboration between artists to produce a single work. Round tables will be taking place daily with proposals concerning Land Art and ephemeral art, artists and participants will have the opportunity to present previous related work.
The artworks will remain in the landscape and will be visited until their final destruction by the weather or their absortion by nature.
The field that will host the workshop is located very close to the village of Livadi (35 km away from Thessaloniki, in the Vasilika) in an altitude of 850m. It is approximately 1 acre and is found in a semi-wild state of vegetation, except for about 200 meters, where potatoes, tomatoes and green beans are grown. There are several trees (cherry, apple, walnut, etc) and wild bushes like blackberries.
The Roundtable will be recorded on video for posting on the site of the Photography Center of Thessaloniki www.fkth.gr, also transcripts of presentations will be used for partial posting t on the Internet and other uses. The works will be in turn photographed for further presentation.
Those interested of joining, must send resume, previous work (if any) and a brief description of the work you intend to do. This is necessary for your participation in the workshop in the first phase .Also, send a list of tools and materials you will need if necessary and probably will not bring with you.
Participants are: Christel Andrea Steier (Germany), Mikhail Pogarsky (Russia), Stavroula Kaziale (Greece), Giannis Monogios (Greece), Cristine Wilis (Greece), Georgia Grigoriadou (Greece), Vassilis Karkatselis (Greece), Thanassis Raptis (Greece), Georgia Kourkounaki (Greece), Giorgos Politis (Greece), Giorgos Tsakiris (Greece), Magda Mademli (Greece).
For 10 participants free hospitality will be provided in the village. Places are limited and priority will be respected .The necessary tools will be available. The materials will need to be collected locally in nature, without refusing if some come from elsewhere.
More details will be announced to the participating artists.
Thanassis Raptis +30 6973221887 email@example.com
Georgia Grigoriadou +30 6945465559 firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Kourkounaki +30 6973406526 email@example.com