Threshold is pleased to announce that it will return to the carpark at myhotel, Brighton, for Love Architecture in June. We are seeking people to contribute to the exhibition and event, the call for expressions of interest below:
1 – Premise
Architecture, built environment and arts collective Threshold will be taking over the space at myhotel, Brighton, for the second year as part of Love Architecture festival.
The space will be curated to include work and activity inspired by the theme of ‘future city working’. The space will be designated into office, High Street, manufacturing and home working areas for exhibition and installation and have a daily programme of workshops, film, talks and events.
The 2012 myhotel, Brighton, event attracted over 500 members of the public and arts and architecture community over four days, attracted media coverage and further collaborations and commissions for the participating artists.
2 – Project brief
Threshold is seeking architects, artists, designers, heritage and creative professionals to contribute to the installation and programme. All submissions to this open call should be inspired by the theme, in relation to any city but in particular to the city of Brighton and Hove, and use architecture and the built environment as its starting point.
The opening theme is ‘future city working’ and the space will be divided into the following responses:
- office – what will the future city office look like? How will it need to function?
- High Street – what will the retail of the city look like? Will there be a central High Street? What retail will feature on this?
- manufacturing – Brighton and Hove is known especially as a centre for digital and media sectors, but what of its manufacturing base, past, present and future? How do we define manufacturing now?
- home working – the city also known for its high numbers of those that work from home, how does the city meet these needs? Does it? What does this need to look like in the future?
These are just indicative suggestions and respondents are welcome to interpret the theme(s) as they wish.
We welcome submissions from any art form, including visual art, film/moving image/projection, spoken and written word, performance and dance, music, digital and virtual work. We of course consider architecture an art form and also welcome submissions from any architecture, built environment and heritage organisation or project.
Activity may include workshops, talks/lectures/debates, tours (using the building as its base), site specific installation, performance and live events and any other activity that could be reasonably facilitated within the car park space. Art work can be wall-mounted, free standing or projected.
All exhibition or installation work must be able to fit a standard car parking space or multiples thereof.
A specific response is also required for the dressing of the car park entrance. This needs to attract the public into the space by acting as a signpost to the space and event. The design needs to accommodate the opening and closing of the entrance gate at the start and end of the day.
3 – Further requirements/notes
All submissions must be financially self-sufficient as there is no budget available for materials or fees.
Invigilators will be present in the space but no other staff will be present. The site will be partially secure during closure so any and all equipment left on-site this will need to be secured (and details of this should be mentioned in the response) and if additional staffing is required for events etc, these will have to be provided by those commissioned.
The car park will be closed to cars for the duration.
All those commissioned will be required to attend an on-site meeting to discuss project logistics and specifics and must be available for all on-site meetings, installation and take down.
4 – Timeline
- Deadline for submission: 5 pm, 1 May
- Commissioning decision: w/b 13th May
- On-site meeting: Date(s) TBC from 20th May
- Install: 24th June, from 12.20 pm
- Festival dates: 25th – 28th June
- Take down: 29th June, out by 2 pm
Deadline for submission is 5 pm, 1 May.
5 – How to respond
Please submit an expression of interest to Cara Courage, via firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5 pm, 1 May, which should include the following:
- Contact details of lead contact person
- Submission response to include as relevant:
- activity leaders/team (ie artists/speakers etc involved) and biography information
- detail of activity proposed
- relevance to theme
- participant numbers/age
- timing of activity (morning/afternoon/evening, length)
- any other explanatory information (such as security measures, staffing)
- CV and supporting information and images (or links to this)