Uncapitals-2017, an international art-residency
Unсapitals is the international art-residency for the artists from the Nordic countries and North-West Russia, which implies the concept of cultural centres decentralization from the traditional «capitals» to the regions.
This year's theme is "Digital Heritage" and the project team is heading to the White Sea coast, Arkhangelsk region, to create and present the interactive installation of the subjective version of Pomor Museum in VR format.
This is the collective art-project where the team of young artists, coders, digital producers and cultural workers are getting aсquainted with the ancient Pomor traditions, history and culture.
During the few days of residency the participants are going to create a digital version of Pomor museum in VR-format, trying to rethink the information from encyclopedias. The project is on the verge of imagination and reality, which is mixing historical facts and mythology, the newest technologies and art, the contemporary pop-culture and traditional Pomor way of living.
We are waiting for applications from the Northern Europe and the North-West of Russia for two main directions:
VR-platform (coders and app-developers, illustrators and web-designers, animation and 3D artists)
Research group (museum and exhibition curators, journalists, art critics)
Transport, food and accommodation costs are covered by the organisers. Age of participants is 18–35. The working language is English.
To be created during the residence in Onega, 21-24 September 2017. The application deadline is 15 August.
Application form is here: http://uncapitals.com/opencall
The project is supported by The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) and The Norwegian Barents Secretariat