Just a reminder that the first call for SCANZ 2013 3RD Nature project
applications is due February 15th 2012. This timing is early to allow
successful applicants planning time and to assist raising funds.
The project page and pdf of the call is found at:
We have already been receiving very good applications from international
artists and groups.
The call text is pasted below:
SCANZ 2013: 3rd Nature early call
The concept of a third space a zone of hybridity traverses the cultural
landscape from the writing of Homi Bhabha in the mid 1990s, to Sony
advertising (see hypertext.rmit.edu.au/dac/papers look for mcguire.pdf).
Hybridity is now embedded in creative and cultural production and
A space of hybridity can assimilate potentially any set of concepts. SCANZ
2013 3rd Nature seeks to develop a fresh space, carrying memes from previous
SCANZ events (which have all had an emphasis on environment) and other
Intercreate projects that have involved scientists, indigenous peoples and
artists working together. We are aiming to build new knowledge and
establish legacies around this work, unencumbered by old perspectives and
now distant categories.
We ignore the environmental crisis at our peril. Integrating the indigenous
perspective, creative, environmental and scientific views on the environment
is essential for continued human habitation of the planet. From these
trajectories, it is possible to conceive of a fresh hybrid space, composed
of overlapping elements.
We ask tangata whenua, artists, technologists, teachers, environmentalists,
scientists, philosophers, educationalists, indigenous peoples, technologists
and lecturers to contact us with ideas for talks, discussions,
presentations, residency projects, exhibition ideas for gallery space and a
botanic garden. And to join us on the weekend of January 1st - 3rd 2013 at a
hui to share knowledge and build resources.
Early expression of interest due: February 15 2012
Residency proposed dates: Saturday 19 January to Monday 4 February 2013
Symposium proposed dates: February 1-3 2013
This is a call for project concepts for the fourth SCANZ residency to be
held in New Plymouth, New Zealand early in 2013. Planned are: a two week
residency and Open Lab beginning with a one night stay over at historic Owae
marae, an exhibition at Puke Ariki museum, four projects in a botanic
garden, a Pecha Kucha night and a three day symposium with a presentation
evening on the middle night.
3rd nature themes
This project involves creativity and innovation at the intersection of three
*Acknowledging the environmental crisis
*Engaging with Maori and indigenous peoples
*Engaging the Sciences and Hybrid Arts
These intersecting dialogues together provide space for a 3rd Nature, a
fresh space for engaging with new knowledge and approaches vital to a
Exhibition projects in Puke Ariki museum.
Residency projects at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Projects in Pukekura Park botanic garden.
Workshops at the WITT campus or local environs including the beach and
Symposium papers and presentations.
Pecha Kucha night.
Open Lab at WITT campus.
3rd Nature application process
A two-stage process will be used. The first involves the applicant making a
blog. If the project concept succeeds at this first stage, a letter of
confirmation will be sent to enable fund raising. A first selection of
projects is expected by the end of February 2012. The second stage involves
a more detailed level of information. Projects that have passed stage one of
the processes will be invited to submit a more detailed application at a
later date, which can include requests for part funding.
Make a blog
Blog sections (compulsory): Project description (500 words max); Image;
Relevance (max 500 words); Outputs; CV and bio (one page). You can add pages
to an existing blog, but it MUST have the sections described below.
1. Project description
Write a project description (max 500 words) of your proposed work for SCANZ
2013 3rd Nature.
Provide a high quality image. The blog site may restrict you to 800 pixels
wide. This image can be optimized for the web. The image need not be
directly from the proposed project, which may be in development, but it
should be representative of your activity working with similar themes. If
your application passes the first stage, at a later stage you may be
requested for a higher resolution print-ready image.
In 500 words maximum, explain the relevance of your idea by either
discussing your project in relation to one or more of the three themes -
Acknowledging the environmental crisis; Engaging with Maori and indigenous
peoples; Engaging the Sciences and Hybrid Arts
Discuss the way your project contributes to a fresh space for engaging with
new knowledge and approaches important to a sustainable civilisation.
What are the potential outputs of your project? Select as appropriate:
Exhibition, Workshop, Symposium, Presentation Evening, Open. Stating options
does not at this stage guarantee acceptance.
There are six places for exhibition at Puke Ariki, the local integrated
museum and library. In addition there are four proposed places at a local
botanic garden which has botanical and network resources including a data
sensor network connected to an Open Mesh box.
The residency will also involve an Open Lab, for residency participants to
share and collaborate (interested members of the public are welcome). At
this time two workshops are proposed, one involving low cost electronics and
second involving wind powered art.
A presentation evening is planned on the final Saturday of the residency and
a three day hui-symposium will be held also over the final weekend.
5. CV and bio (one page)
Provide a one to two paragraph biography (in the third person) followed by
your selection of career highlights in the form of CV. When copy and pasted,
the Bio and CV should not exceed an A4 or US letter page. You can either
simply refer to the last few years, or a range of years.
Email the blog address to ian.clothier(a)intercreate.org with the subject 3rd
SCANZ 2013 organising team
Ian Clothier - Producer/Director; Nina Czegledy, Trudy Lane, Tengaruru
Wineera - Project Executive; Mike Paulin - Art/Science Coordinator; Thilani
Nissanga - Administrator.