URBAN INVASION | A call for submissions for a fringe event to Sheffield's Art 05's main event to be held at Matilda, 111 Matilda Street, Sheffield S1 4QF.
by a pretentiousartist.com
Open Evening: Thursday the 27th of October.
Submission deadline 10th of October
Delivery deadline 21st of October
Art 05 is a citywide contemporary arts event that will be held throughout November. The event is loosely based on the concept of Spectator Ta fictional member of the audience who responds to art in a negativemanner. For this, the artist Gavin Wade wrote a piece of text for artists to respond to, with in this text is the sentence: "SpectatorT…doesn't ignore Art... he hates it. He feels like it attempts to interfere with his life."
The show Urban Invasion is a response to Gavin Wade's text, which has been interpreted as the 'Invasion of Space'. The theme for the exhibition will be Urban Decay, which is a direct response to the Matilda building and its location, an old Victorian factory in the heart of a newly developed city centre. The exhibition will be a selection of work that addresses the theme of Urban Decay while the display of the art will work in such a way as to create a dialogue with the audience about the Invasion of Space.
All mediums of work will be considered: photography, sculpture, installation, video, new media, sound installations, painting, drawings and textiles. The content of the work should address issues of Urban decay and Urban regeneration while the display of the work will address the issues of the invasion of space and how our environment effects us both spiritually and physically.
Matilda is a new social and community centre that has opened up in Sheffield's City Centre and is on the edge of the Cultural Industries Quarter. Matilda's aim is to bring grass roots creativity and a non-commercialised culture to the heart of Sheffield.
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==ART05 OPEN EVENING==
''On the evening of Thursday the 27th of October, Art05 will open. Across the city all the spaces that have an exhibition will host an open evening. For this, in conjunction with Matilda, a social event will be organized that will work the theme of the show and promote Matilda. This will hopefully involve a '05 party' group of Matilda Members.''