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Enclave Land Art Residency

Enclave Land Art 2022

Art Residency

ENCLAVE LAND ART is a project co-produced by Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana through a program of residencies Cultura Resident, with the support of the Vall de Gallinera council (Alicante, Spain) are glad to announce the open call for the Fourth Edition of the Enclave Land Art Residency.

Submissions should focus on the dialogue between human beings and nature so as to create an artistic Land Art itinerary in the area.

Enclave Land Art will select seven projects from different artistic disciplines that will be developed and produced in the natural environment during the two weeks of the Art Residency, sharing experiences, ideas and a common goal.
All projects must take into consideration people’s interest in contemporary arts, aiming to give greater value to the area of Vall de Gallinera, promoting a deep and permanent conscience about the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the territory through a dialogue between art and nature.

Enclave Land Art 2022 invites artists to reflect on how the Sun, ever-present in Vall de Gallinera, is influencing and shaping its surroundings, and on how this impacts on nature, animals and humans. The Sun’s influence is mirrored by a natural separation of the valley itself in two segments: the Solana (permanently sunny side) and the Ombría (shady side) .The human distribution within the villages is equally affected, all being located on the southern side of the Gallinera river, the backbone along which the water flows constantly, despite its appearance and disappearance. The Solana, mainly shrubland, thinly vegetated and strongly sun-exposed, has very high temperatures during the summers. Decades back, this favoured transhumance and livestock transport, as well as the construction of farmyards – although abandoned today, they still stand as a fine expression of the dry-stone construction, typical of the region, and have now become a building heritage of the area. The Ombría, the shaded area, is characterised by thicker vegetation and colourful terraces stretching across the whole rhombus-shaped valley.Alongside this anthropic-natural link with the land/sun, a distinctive element, la foradà, originated thanks  to the particular orography and an imaginative play of nature.

In this second edition of the Enclave Land Art Residency, Enclave Land Art invites artists to reflect upon the presence of the Sun and how it affected, is affecting and will affect human nature. The existence of a dialogue with Mother Earth has always been a constant. We can only understand Nature’s signs and thus benefit from them if we are willing to look at them closely and from a variety of different perspectives.

Residency period: from the 7th until the 20th of November included. The artists will present the projects to the locals on the Sunday 6th of November 2022. Projects will be presented to the public on the 19th and the 20th of November 2022.

Disciplines: installation, land art, photography, anthropology, research, sculpture, performance and any other artistic manifestation or line of work in which the artist-territory-nature dialogue can be found within the specific nature of the environment in which the work will be developed and of the proposed idea.

Open to artists of any age and nationality.

Projects should be focused on research and production based on the dialogue between artist and nature (the environment which surrounds the Residency). This should be seen in the choice of the concept, materials or during the project’s development. Only one project can be submitted per candidate. It must be created with respect for human beings and intellectual property.

All artworks/projects will be donated permanently to the Vall de Gallinera’s council for their artistic itinerary after the end of the Residency.
The artists will have to participate in the mandatory events like presentations, workshops or other activities not considered explicitly as optional.

Artists will receive:
The organisers will cover the travel costs from/to the original country with up to 200€ and can provide an acceptance letter to the artists to apply for other grants in their country to cover any extra expenses they might incur.
Individual grants of 800€ – V.A.T. included. It will be paid upon receiving an invoice from the artist, with no exception.
A shared workspace and up to 300€ for materials according to the characteristics of the proposal, previously approved by the Enclave Production Team.
Accommodation in a shared house in individual rooms with shared bathrooms.
One assistant could be provided if required for the execution of a project. A request with an explanation must be made to the organisers who will consider case by case.

The artists must prepare and deliver a workshop about their project and general research to the local people during the Residency. (if the artist does not speak Spanish, an interpreter will be present).

Further information: enclavelandart.org