Research and creation residencies
Eighth season: 22 June – 9 October 2015
Call for application open to a multidisciplinary team for a special research on the bridge to Vassiviere island (Limousin region, France).
The Castle – home to this art and research residency programme organised by the art centre as a complement to the exhibitions and the Sculpture Wood – is intended to foster inspiration and the shaping of projects in a time frame marked by shifting seasons and climates.
For the 8th Season, architects, designers, landscape gardeners and artists are invited to apply as multidisciplinary teams with a project of research on the bridge of Vassivière which connects the bank with an artificial island of 70 hectares, where you can find the Centre international d’art et du paysage and its residency program in the Castle, amongst other facilities.
At this early stage, the candidates are expected to propose an outline of a project containing research directions on their practical and aesthetic/philosophic conception of such a bridge, involving a thought about the notion of passage: how to think the passage and the crossing of the lake both in its temporality and its practicability? How to renovate this bridge to make it a special site view of the lake and the landscape around? How to find a compromise between its use by pedestrians, cars and the mini train?
Only one team will get the residency in the Castle of Vassivière from June 22 till October 9, 2015 to develop the research. The project may evolve into a study for a public commission and may be realized, subject to funding.
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The Centre international d’art et du paysage is launching in October 2012, a new programme of artists' residencies in the Castle on Vassivière Island, renovated by architects Berger&Berger and BuildingBuilding. The renovation project was financed by the Limousin Region and the Ministry of Culture and Communication – Limousin Region Cultural Affairs Office (DRAC).
The singular history of Lake Vassivière, the striking character of this artificial island's landscape, the cultural assets of the Limousin Region and the superb renovation of this new space combine to provide a remarkable setting for artists and researchers, for reflection and experimentation.
The castle – home to the artists' residency programme organised by the art centre as a complement to the exhibitions and the Sculpture Wood – is intended to foster inspiration and the shaping of projects in a time frame marked by shifting seasons and climates.
Artists and researchers seeking a residency are invited to submit a research and creation project linked to the landscape and/or the history of the Art Centre site.
Residencies are granted for seasons of four months (16 weeks). Each season is open to three residents who are free to work together should they so desire.
Photo: Notus Loci, restoration of Vassivière castle by Berger&Berger and BuildingBuilding.
© Thomas Raynaud