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12. STARPTAUTISKAIS ČUGUNA MĀKSLAS SIMPOZIJS

Submitted by signe on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:33

7. augustā no plkst. 20.00 - 24.00 Aizputē, Tebras upes krastā, aicinām apmeklēt 12. starptautiskā čuguna mākslas simpozija noslēguma pasākumu, kurā varēs vērot čuguna kausēšanas un skulptūru liešanas procesu.

Dalībnieki:

Kārlis Alainis, Kirils Panteļejevs, Ivars Miķelsons, Gunārs Dzelme, Ilze Dambe, Kristīne Nuķe-Panteļejeva, Nils Jumītis (Latvija). Keray Jones (Kanāda) Naomi Campbell un Katie Hovencamp (Amerika)


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OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Submitted by signe on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 17:49

Co- (lab) / Serde: collaboration and collectivity

led by Jasmin Schaitl (AT) and William "Bilwa" Costa (US)


(3) Labs and (1) Performance Series during the month of May, 2015

at SERDE Residency Centre, Aizpute, LV-3456, LATVIA


Serde is seeking artists to participate in Co- (lab) / Serde: collaboration and collectivity, an interdisciplinary lab, comprised of: performance, performing, dance, movement, theater, sound, and visual artists of various disciplines and levels, from university to professional.

Led by artists in residence Jasmin Schaitl (AT) and William “Bilwa” Costa (US), participants will experiment with interdisciplinary collaboration, and will create site-relative scores and structures for performance and performance/installations, both inside and outdoors. Previous performance experience is not required.

Participants are welcome to join one or more labs. All participants will have the opportunity to perform, or show, group and/or solo works during the Performance series.

 

Participation in Co- is FREE.

 

Daily Schedule: 11:00 – 18:00 each day, with one hour lunch break

 

Fri. May 8 – Sun. 10 // LAB 1 (10 participants max.)

Fri. May 15 – Sun. 17 // LAB 2 (10 participants max.)

Tues. May 19 – 20 // LAB 3 (10 participants max.)

 

Fri. May 22 – Sun. 24 // LAB PERFORMANCE SERIES

 

For more info, please visit their site:http://collaboration.jasminschaitl.com/

To participate, please email Bilwa: williambilwacosta@gmail.com

Note: Accommodations at Serde are available for visiting artists at a very reasonable price. http://serde.lv/?q=node/19

Visiting artists are responsible for their own travel and living expenses.

For accommodations please inquire: smg.serde@gmail.com

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Co- (lab) / Serde: collaboration and collectivity

Led by: Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa

EMAIL: williambilwacosta@gmail.com

WEB: collaboration.jasminschaitl.com

 

Co- (lab) is a site-relative lab, comprised of: dance, movement, performance, sound, and visual artists of various disciplines and levels, from university to professional. Working solo, in small groups, and as an entire group, we will develop scores and performance material addressing the topics of collaboration and co-elaboration, or simultaneity.

During the lab, we will focus on the specific physical characteristics of the studio, and other indoor and outdoor spaces; and how we, individually and as a group, relate and respond to them. We will use this research to create graphic scores for task-based movements, sound, and visual performances. Individually, and collectively, we will develop understandings of these scores, and how they can manifest into performances in different places. Using techniques of reduction and refinement, we will compose final scores that is based on all of the material generated during our lab. We will work individually, and as a group, focusing on the topic: collaboration and collectivity.

 

We will begin by asking questions including:

-How do we create and/or perform collaboratively and collectively?

-How does collaboration and collectivity influence, apply, or translate into a performance?

-Can we perform collaboration and collectivity, literally and/or metaphorically?

-Do they translate the same separately as they do conjoined?

 

In addition to performances at the end of each lab, the project will culminate in a series of solo, duo, and group performances by participants, of both labs, on Fri. May 22, Sat. May 23, and Sun. May 24.

Participating artists are welcome, and encouraged, to join one, two or all three labs, as well as the performances.

 

ABOUT CO-

Co- is a series of working groups, or labs, led by William “Bilwa” Costa and Jasmin Schaitl in which we employ methods from our solo, duo, and group practices, including Collective (3), as well as exercises derived from our workshop Performance as Practice, which originated as a semester-long workshop at University of Applied Arts In Vienna. Focused on a specific topic or topics, each group develops scores and performance material, which manifest in public performances at the end of each project.

 

ABOUT ARTISTS

In July 2013, Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa began a collaborative duo. Since then they have performed, led workshops, and have been artists in residence in Europe, US, and UK including: Vienna, Berlin, Opava, Helsinki, Turku, Pori, Tallinn, Tartu, Oslo, Poznań, Nürnberg, Bristol, Istanbul, New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Their work is a continuous process of: practice, assessment, reflection, accumulation, and reduction. The two artists have an ongoing series of performative actions, as well as interest in further research through leading workshops. Their performances address the physical relationship between two performers while exploring the correlation between, and potentials of: duration – ephemerality, proximity – distance, transformation – alteration, and duality – unison. Their goal is to reduce, minimize, and find the essence of each action.

 

This project is supported by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunstsektion, State Culture Capital Foundation

Application deadline for 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium extended till 12th of April!

Submitted by signe on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:31

12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium

SERDE Residency Centre in Aizpute, Latvia
July 30 – August 9, 2015


The 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium is part of the art and ecology events series. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. In the hands of professional artists they will be transformed into amazing masterpieces of art.


The 12th International Cast Iron Art Symposium will be held from July 30 – August 9, 2015 at the Residency and workshop centre SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.


Cost of participation: The cost of participation is 400 Euros which includes catering, accommodation costs and materials for up to 20kg object (for bigger objects we offer cast iron for additional price). SERDE provides residents with accommodation (shared room) and working premises.

To Apply please send
Symposium proposal: A written description of the work you propose to explore during the residency including a statement about interest and experience working with cast iron. (Previous experience casting iron is not a requirement – 1 page limit)
3 – 5 Images or links to the websites: Recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron.
Current Resume or CV: In addition to your full name, address, telephone and email address, this document should include information about your education; exhibition history; awards and honors; grants and residencies; professional experience; reviews or catalogues about your work; and references. (2 page limit)

 

All materials are accepted via email to: smg.serde@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until there are no more available positions.

 

If you have more questions about the symposium, please contact: smg.serde@gmail.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2015

Submitted by signe on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:12

The Residencies and workshop centre SERDE, Aizpute, Latvia.

We are looking for artists and creators who are professionals in their field and can relate to inter/trans- disciplinary processes; who are able to work independently and produce their work in unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.
Residencies duration 2-4 weeks for the period between 1 st of May and 1st of October, 2015.

Thematic residencies - priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the rural and local context, society and environment.


Deadline for applications 22th of February, 2015
To apply for residencies you have to send the project proposal and CV e-mail
smg.serde@gmail.com


The interdisciplinary art group SERDE is a public association organisation, which seeks to develop the regional and international collaboration between different culture fields, organizations and professionals. SERDEs main activities involve the exchange between culture, science and education fields, including the organisation of residencies, workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations etc.

SERDE every year change the main focus of their interest and working themes.

We provide selected candidates with letter of support for individual grant seeking. Few grants will be available for thematic residencies.

More about facilities: http://www.serde.lv/?q=node%2F19

Freedom Garden harvesting at Vidzemes Market

Submitted by signe on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:46

The “Freedom Garden” was planted at Vidzemes Market. It is an aesthetically ecological research-oriented project aiming at creation of real urban garden at Vidzemes Market. Its main idea is to urge thinking about the idea of urban garden in the centre of town and returning to ground values, traditions and long-forgotten skills such as ability to grow edible and medicinal greens on window sills, balconies and terraces in the city. The project implemented by the interdisciplinary art group SERDE.

The idea of the project, which is part of the “Riga 2014” Programme, goes back to 2009. The Garden of Freedom at the Vidzeme Market have an autonomous irrigation system and various technical solutions adapted for gardening in the urban environment. Various vegetables and culinary herbs are growing in the garden.

On 6th of September during the contemporary culture forum “White Night” at Vidzemes Market will be “Freedom Garden” harvesting.

During the event audience is in invited to harvest and prepare the crops for the winter. Traditional cultural researchers Una Smilgaine, Ieva Vītola and Signe Pucena will shear with their recipes, practical consultations and degustation. In negotiations with architect Ivars Šmits will get to know worlds experience in urban gardening. Actor Varis Klausītajs and artist Kate Seržāne together whit audience will go through the path of vegetable life. After a while in Vidzemes Market Iveta Tāle will play some traditional musical instruments and Estonian artist Kadri Toom will do some attractive interventions.

To show the vegetables in other light not just in edible, Lithuanian artist Ruta Vitkauskaite will lead the vegetable instrument workshop were everyone will have a chance to create an instrument from some vegetable and to play in vegetable orchestra.

As an evening closing performance will be first performed the “Aronia M. Overture” which is collaboration project by tree artists: composer Ruta Vitkauskaite (LT/UK), sound artist Karl Heinz Jeron (GER) and artist Bartaku (BE)

The “Aronia M. Overture” is an attempt to assist the Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry) in expressing its essence and the relations to its ambient environment: a former Soviet plantation on the edge of a Latvian village that since 1991 transformed from a monoculture into a more biodiverse ecosystem.

Since 2009 artist/researcher Bartaku annually explores and develops the narrative of the 1Ha Aronia M. Plantation (1HAMP) as part of his ongoing research “PhoEf: The Undisclosed Poésis of the Photovoltaic Effect”. In 2013 he met composer Ruta Vitkauskaite and sound artist Karl Heinz Jeron, and asked them if they would be interested in creating the Aronia M. Overture.

The reason of composition – to introduce Aronia M. making its qualities speak through musical gestures and musical expressions e.g. translate the astringency of the berry that dries out mouth and closes the throat (hence, chokeberry) through the use of extended singing techniques for the creation of dry sounds...

 

A key role is played by Karl Heinz’ Aronia Dripping Machine that makes use of contact and noncontact methods for measuring electric fields and the internal processes of the plants. The Aronia Sonification introduces a number of unspecified processes in the berries which create an orchestrated aletoric audio piece.

Vidzemes tirgū svinēs “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētkus”

Submitted by signe on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:08

Starpnozaru mākslas grupa SERDE mūsdienu kultūras foruma “Baltā Nakts” ietvaros 6. septembrī aicina uz “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētkiem”, portālam LA.lv pavēstīja biedrības pārstāve Ieva Saulīte.

Eiropas kultūras galvaspilsētas programmas ietvaros Vidzemes tirgū šogad maijā tika izveidota urbānai dārzkopībai veltīta ekspozīcija “Brīvības dārzs”, kura vertikālajās dobēs un plauktos visas vasaras garumā auguši dažādi dārzeņi un garšaugi. Tostarp arī noslēdzas projekts “Augu sega”, kas ir interaktīvs pasākums ar ekoloģisku ievirzi, kura ietvaros franču mākslinieks Žans Simons-Perē tradicionālajos lupatdeķos iestrādāja augu sēklu strēmeles, izveidojot augu segas. Regulāri laistītas, lupatdeķos ieaustās tekstilšķiedras kļūst par sava veida augsni, kurās sēklas sāk dīgt un augt. Augu segas bija apskatāmas Vidzemes tirgū, vienlaikus kļūstot par sezonas stādījumiem.

Pasākuma “Brīvības dārza Ražas svētki” ietvaros apmeklētāji tiks aicināti līdzdarboties ražas novākšanā un palīdzēt sagatavot krājumus ziemai.

Ar konservēšanas receptēm, praktiskām konsultācijām un degustācijām dalīsies tradicionālās kultūras pētnieces Una Smilgaine, Ieva Vītola un Signe Pucena.

Sarunās ar arhitektu Ivaru Šmitu būs iespēja uzzināt pasaules pieredzi pilsētas dārzu izveidē.

Dārzeņa dzīves ceļa stāstu kopā ar pasākuma apmeklētājiem vizualizēs zīmējumu teātra režisors un aktieris Varis Klausītājs un māksliniece Kate Seržāne.

Vidzemes tirgu ik pa laikam pieskandinās arī ermoņiku un dūdu melodijas Ivetas Tāles izpildījumā, ik pa brīdim dažādas atraktīvas intervences veiks igauņu māksliniece Kadri Tooma.

Lai parādītu dārzeņus citā gaismā, lietuviešu mākslinieces un komponistes Rutas Vitkauskaites vadībā no dārzeņiem būs iespējams izgatavot mūzikas instrumentus, un noslēgumā visiem kopā uzspēlēt krāsainā burkānu, kabaču, ķirbju un citu dārzeņu orķestrī.

Vakaru noslēgs muzikāla performance – pirmatskaņojums “Aroniju uvertīra”, kuru veidojuši trīs autori: komponiste Ruta Vitkauskaite Lietuva / Lielbritānija), skaņu mākslinieks Karls-Haincs Žerons (Vācija) un mākslinieks Bartaku (Beļģija). Skaņdarbs ir ilgstoša, 2009.gadā uzsākta mākslinieka Bartaku pētījuma cikla “Solārās enerģijas noslēpumainā poēzija” daļa. Mākslinieks ik gadu attīsta un papildina stāstījumu par hektāru lielo aroniju plantāciju Aizputē – padomju kolhoza laiku mantojumu. 2013. gadā Bartaku SERDES rezidences laikā sastapa abus pārējos māksliniekus, un radās iecere veidot eksperimentālu skaņdarbu – uvertīru. Kompozīcijas pamatā ir ideja muzikāli atainot sajūtas, kas radušās autoriem, ēdot aronijas – tās ir savelkošas, mute paliek sausa, kā rezultātā zūd balss skaņa…

AUGU SEGA

Submitted by signe on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 07:30

 

Apply untill 25th of May for 11th Cast Iron Art Symposim

Submitted by signe on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 20:02

SERDE Residency Centre – Aizpute, Latvia
June 26 – July 7, 2014

In the framework of 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art 2014 http://www.internationalfe14.com/post-conference/

 

The Cast Iron Art Symposium at the residency and workshop centre SERDE is part of the art and ecology events series. Artists are invited to use diverse raw materials and supplies for recycling and creating art works – old out-of-date cast iron radiators will be used during the cast iron art symposium. In the hands of professional artists they will be transformed into amazing masterpieces of art.

The 11th International Cast Iron Art Symposium will be held from June 26 until July 7, 2014 at the Residency and workshop centre SERDE in Aizpute, Latvia. During the symposium we expect the artists to take part in the whole casting process and be able to work independently in the creation of molds. Melting and casting iron will be open to the general public and all interested audiences during the symposium days at SERDE and at night by the Tebra riverside.

Cost of participation: The cost of participation is 400 Euros and includes catering, accommodation costs and materials for up to 20kg object (for bigger objects we offer cast iron for additional price). SERDE provides residents with accommodation (shared room) and working premises.

To Apply:
Your full name must be on all application materials.
All materials are accepted via email to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com

1. Symposium proposal: A written description of the work you propose to explore during the residency including a statement about interest and experience working with cast iron. (Previous experience casting iron is not a requirement – 1 page limit)
2. 3 Images: Recent work that demonstrates an ability to work in cast iron. Images should be saved in JPEG format, no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels, 1.8MB maximum file size per image. Images should be labeled with your name, and numbered 1 through 3, indicating your preferred viewing order. Ex. 01_SmithDavid.jpg.
3. Image Script: Included a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images. For each image, include the title, date, materials, dimensions, and if necessary, a brief description of the work. (1 page limit)
4. Current Resume or CV: In addition to your full name, address, telephone and email address, this document should include information about your education; exhibition history; awards and honors; grants and residencies; professional experience; reviews or catalogues about your work; and references. (2 page limit)

 

You can pay the participation fee in SERDE workshop by PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YEBQB2FC7NMYW

 

Applications will be accepted until there are no more available positions.

If you have more questions about the symposium, please contact smg.serde@gmail.com
Email all application materials to: smg.serde/at/gmail/dot/com and tamsie/at/spiritone/dot/com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2014

Submitted by signe on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:33

We are looking for residents who are professionals in their field and can relate to inter/trans- disciplinary processes; who are able to work independently and produce their work in unusual circumstances, but are also open for cooperation with local audience and hosts.

Residencies duration 2-4 weeks for the period between May and October, 2014.
Thematic residencies - priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the rural and local context and produce site specific work or use the city as playground (6-8 grants available for Nordic and Baltic artists).

Deadline for applications 31th of January, 2014

The residencies centre is located in the historical centre of Aizpute (~180 km from capital city Riga, 30 km from Baltic sea-coast) and the building complex is unique example of wooden and red bricks architecture in Latvia built on 18th century.

To apply for residencies you have to send the project proposal and CV by e-mail smg.serde@gmail.com

More here

 

Pinhole Photography Workshop

Submitted by signe on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 10:02

Pinhole photography workshop led by Marcis Bendiks, one of Latvia’s most experienced photographers and a black and white master. The three-day workshop took students through some of the theory relating to photography in general and to pinhole cameras specifically, as well as covering the practical side of building a pinhole camera. Participants designed and built their own cameras and developed the prints they took.

 

Pinhole photography is a challenging and interesting area of photography. It forces even experienced photographers to think again about what photography is and what it means to them. The methods of pinhole photography are unusual and the equipment strange, but even for first-time pinhole photographers it can provide unexpected and beautiful results. Pinhole cameras are home made and so the process of photography involves not only taking photographs, but also the process of building the camera.

 

Workshop documentation here

 

Supported by: EU Culture programme 2007–2013 (M4m project)
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