“Amazing! And such a fantastic space to have in Derby!
Very Inspiring.” –S.
“I loved the idea of recording the various Reminiscences. Really important to speak to people about what they remember about their early memories, about people and places, before these memories are lost forever.” –A.
The Institute of Reminiscence Exhibition
Artcore has proud to present The Institute of Reminiscence exhibition, in partnership with Format Festival 2019. The show includes artworks by two artists in residence Mariano Doronzo and Olivia Punnett. Engaging with ideas and possibilities which explore issues that shape the future of remembering, Artcore has become for two months a think-tank to expand the boundaries of public debate about tracing the transformation of memory archives from physical to digital information and the corresponding evolution of public and personal remembering. Contextualizing memory’s role in visual theory and aesthetic politics, the exhibition explores how perception of memory and its value has changed today alongside new understanding of reminiscence and its importance to understand the past to imagine the future.
For The Institute of Reminiscence Mariano Doronzo has presented Slides on a Light Box, a project aiming to light up and preserve some of the memories on the cusp of being lost forever.
Collecting memories and stories from local people, the artist has built up a new visual map of Derby by revisiting the places where they live/lived, work/worked and also spend their free time. Many of these places no longer exist but will either have been deserted or replaced with new stories and life.
Moreover Doronzo’s work documents how Derby has evolved, changed or stopped in time.
For The Institute of Reminiscence Olivia Punnett has presented a body of work that responds in print, projection and sculpture to her personal interest in time & the remembered image, emotion of loss, moving closer to a sense of feeling that is time specific, a memory, a place, a moment; both concealment and revelation. Using photography as a starting point, the work also responds to the natural environment. Elemental Symbolism is present in prints and projections from water.
The exhibition is accompanied with an e- publication featuring both Mariano Doronzo’s and Olivia Punnett’s works specially produced for the exhibition as a result of two month residency.
The catalogue richly illustrated with images from the exhibition, includes a conversation between Peter Bonnell( Senior Curator at Format Festival) and two artists in residence.
The Institute of Reminiscence Residency
Deadline to apply: Midnight 07/12/2018
Artcore in partnership with FORMAT/QUAD invites artists to apply to Institute of Reminiscence, a two month residency that aims to investigate relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as
forms of “active” remembering both in a private sphere and public sphere.
For two months, Artcore will become a think-tank to expand the boundaries of public debate about how the future of remembering is currently changing. The Institute of Reminiscence will be a hub tracing the transformation of memory archives from physical to digital information and the corresponding evolution of public and personal remembering through the artworks of two artists selected.
Contextualizing memory’s role in visual theory and aesthetic politics, the residency explores how perception of memory and its value has changed today alongide new understanding of reminiscence and its importance to
understand the past to imagine the future.
We welcome artists whose work engages with memory embodied in material and spatial conditions, beside works that reflect upon memory’s effects through time, and yet others that enlist the agency of remembrance
or forgetting to work through aspects of the numerous pasts by which the present is always haunted.
We ask artists to critically explore how we can curate our memory and how technology has shaped the way in which our memory is consumed?
This residency, part of FORMAT festival, will critically play with ideas of memory and loss and its effect on the dream of overcoming human memory’s fallibility.
The Institute of Reminiscence will give 2 artists access to Artcore studio space where they can create their artworks. Artists will work in pairs so that opportunity for discussion and interaction is available. Each artist will be
given a bursary and a mentor to work with, will have access to our library and wi-fi network, and participate as observer/facilitator in any of our art based community activities if they so wish.
At the end of the Residency programme, an exhibition of their works will be held at Artcore during FORMAT 2019:
FORMAT19: FOREVER//NOW, 15th March – 14th April 2019
Opening Weekend, 14th – 17th March 2019
Local and national advertising and marketing support will also be provided.
E-catalogues will be produced to support the exhibitions.
A selection panel will evaluate the project based on the following criteria:
- Innovation and originality
- The quality and creativity of the project
- The coherence of the project and the coherence of the project within the career of the candidate
- The viability of the project and how suitable Artcore media and work spaces are for the proposed project
- The capacity to create connection for artistic activities between the local and non local public sphere.
- The capacity and enthusiasm to engage with local communties and audience.
The residency will take place in Artcore.The programme includes the following benefits:
- Artists’ bursary (£800) for exhibition ready work
- Exhibition of artwork at Artcore gallery
- Artist blog
- Artist talks
- A mentor to work with
- E Catalogue
- Opportunity to exhibit the work with other contemporary artists
- Opportunity to deliver workshops/projects
- Publicity and marketing support
- Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight 07/12/2018
- Selected artists will be interviewed on 15-17/12/2018
- Residency start date: 07/01/2019 to 07/03/2019
How to apply
To apply, download Application pack here.