2013 Season : BROADCASTING
Farmers have been broadcasting seeds by hand for thousands of years, with little to no change in the technique. A good seed broadcaster will achieve even coverage over the planting area, with just the right amount of seeds cast for dense but not crowded plant growth. Its a very low tech process and a few elements in a good broadcast are a steady gait, a light vessel to carry the seeds, no wind and an even cast. Broadcasting for artists include a whole different set of criteria and technology, literally broadcasting through radio, tv and new media. Projects that are activating, visualizing or intervening a singular component or all elements of broadcasting, from seeds to radio programming are all encouraged. The agricultural system is of significant importance to us at Andes Sprouts and we encourage creative interpretation of the 2013 theme “Broadcast” as they pertain to eco issues of sustainability, energy, waste, technology and habitat.
About Sprouts Society Residency:
The residency program invites artists, inventors and farmers from around the world to participate creatively within Catskill region’s working landscape. ASsociety residency program supports the inception, creation and presentation of original art projects encompassing new media and bio-art. The ASS residency facilitates this cross disciplinary collaboration with a mobile residency program that travels to host farms in the Catskills. Built on a trailer frame, the residency cabin periodically will be moved to different host farms allowing the residents to create projects that interact with different forms of agriculture (for example, produce, livestock, agroforestry) in different years and seasons.
For the 2013 season, the ASS residency cottage will be situated on the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve(MKNHP) adjoined by the Goldenheart Unidiversity Farm(GHU Farm).
GHU Farm is a diversified small farm with livestock, bees and vegetable and flower gardens. GHU Farm and the Preserve are active with honey bee workshops, botanical identification of specimens in the Preserve with Dr. Michael Kudish, and hosting other groups involved in wild-crafting and food production. Resident artists are encouraged to develop projects that tie into the farm and preserve. Other initiatives might address other aspects of the Catskill biosphere.
About the Host Farm
GHU Farm is a historic former dairy farm and boarding house on 113 acres of Catskill Mountain Land – once mostly pasture, now mostly forest. The GHU Farm family has been re-introducing livestock and produce to the lands and animals again reside in the 100-plus-year old barn. The livestock, beehives and orchard trees have been proliferating through GHU’s natural animal care practices. GHU also hosts “wwoof” farm enthusiasts in their farmhouse in exchange for helping hands around the farm and offers a sustainable agriculture reference library. The Michael Kudish Natural History Preservehttp://www.mknhp.com
Residents living/work space is a 250-square-foot self-contained off grid cottage and outdoor kitchen, bathroom and shower. The cottage relies on renewable system include solar power and water catchment systems, as well as technological conveniences such as wi-fi and cell phone reception. Resident artists are welcome to enjoy dinner in the farmhouse with
the family and farmhands and will meet with ASsociety and host Farmer once a week to talk about the upcoming week, progress and to orient residents to local resources and points of interest.
Technical Support and Collaborating Organizations.
Contribute content to The Farm Hour radio program on WIOX Roxbury Community Radio. The Farm Hour is a weekly one hour program highlighting regional farmers and agriculture issues. Additional support, with adequate advance notice, may include ride-sharing to and from residency as well as ‘field trips. Sprouts may also help procure recycled and salvaged materials for projects. Workshops and collaboration with artists at School of Making Thinking Residency 2013 The School of Making and Thinking is simultaneously an artist/thinker residency program, an experimental college, and a nomadic investigation in intentional living.
Artists awarded longer term residencies will be awarded stipends of $500 which they may apply to materials, travel or other expenses incurred to complete their project and residency. Depending upon availability of the residents’ cabin, suitable artists may be selected for short stays of 2-5 days (without stipends).
Application deadline: March 15, 2013
Artist selected for 2013 residency will be notified April 7th.
The application should include:
– Project description (up to one page)
– Short letter describing how the project matches the objective of the call for residency
– Short CV (up to 1 page)
– When you would like to be here and for how long (min 3-5max weeks)
Applications for short stays 2-5 days will also be considered.
SEND Applications to:
Andes Sprouts Society PO Box 243 Roxbury, NY 12474
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Eligible residency projects may, among other things, take the form of research or the production of artworks integrating technology or robotics, data visualizations, immersive environments, internet-based art, electronic art, interactive works, remote/mobile hardware, and open source bio-technology. The residency artist is encouraged to collaborate with the host farm, however the level of collaboration is open ended. Collaboration may include sharing research, presentation of new work, documentation of host farm elements or outreach in the form of a lecture, workshop or publication to share new ideas with the public.