Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Open Call for Artists or Anthropologists - COLOURSCAPE LAB, Arnolfini

Deadline: 11th April 2016 
Are you an anthropologist or artist who is interested in colour? Would you like to take part in the 'COLOURSCAPE LAB'?  
The COLOURSCAPE LAB seeks to understand how colour shapes and informs our daily practices and how these change temporally and geo-spatially. Experiments employed at the LAB will also investigate ideas regarding 'colour control' (Lancaster 1996). 
The method employed in the LAB is described here as 'colourscaping' and introduced as an ethnographic technique to aid the formation of multi-sensorial narratives.
The project is inspired by Hayward and Kennedy's 'Colourground'; an art/science investigation which creates socio-geographic paintings by “colour mapping” urban environments.
The light studio at the Arnolfini, Bristol, will be utilised for a 1-day LAB to explore the potential of 'colourscaping' as an ethnographic method. The 10 invited participants who will interrogate the method bring art and/or anthropological research interests and expertise to the LAB.
During the COLOURSCAPE LAB participants will individually and collectively create colour profiles (like the colour-profile above) that correspond to individual and shared perceptions of the environment and the body. 
The results of the experiment will be shared online. 

The event will take place on Monday 18th April 1.00-4:30pm. There will be 10 participants - we have 2 spaces which we wish to offer through an open call-out. If you are interested please email e.a.govier@gmail.com with some brief details about your interest in colour and a link to examples of your research or art by the 11th April 2016. 

Eloise Govier would like to Thank the Arnolfini and their 'Space in Kind' scheme for facilitating the experiment.

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