”The notion of responsibility is fully understood only if it includes responsibility for the responsibility of the other”!
Carl Cederberg on Levinas.
Directed residency at BKN Björkö, Sweden
Keywords: participatory, site impact, nature, nurture, responsibility, metaphysical philosophy, engaged practice, ethics
For Nature Nurture we are collaborating with The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
The core draws from the embeddedness of the
residency and the status (tentative status) and protection of nature, and by this the plane of
existence and its impact on living and life where the notion of responsibility plays it course. The
artistic exploration of responsibility can be seen through metaphysical philosophy and through a working group of artists. First week introductory excursions, walk and talks and joint reading session. Presentation towards the end of September of work (or wip).
Residency period: Aug-(Sept) 2022
Type: Open Call, directed residency
Selection: jury+inhouse artists+curator
Application: Call will open in
(published at bjorkokonstnod.se/bkn, ResArtis and other places)
Grant to artists: for mobillity & stipend/material by IASPIS, Studio by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Developmentoch and LEADER Stockholmsbygd,
Medium: Visual and performative art and engaged pratices
In the northern archipelago of Stockholm one fnds the island Björkö, where artists and the local community initiated BKN studio spaces in 2020. Originally set out as a project to create studio space, it soon also came to include a residence program, artist presentations, art education, screenings and exhibitions.
exhibition program at BKN goes by the name HYBRID. It is a
transformative, dynamic space for art engaging with aspects of life and
nature. From its core HYBRID extends to using segments of the larger
studio spaces, the yard and at times other specific sites indoors and
outdoors on or off the island.
It is a transformative, dynamic space for art, engaging with aspects of life and nature, towards an experience beyond violences such as algorithms, egoism, deforestation, narrowmindedness, repression. From its core HYBRID extends to using segments of the larger studio spaces, the yard and at times other specifc sites indoors and outdoors on or off the island.
”Nature Nurture”, n IASPIS.
HYBRID and BKN are concepts by the artist run non proft organization Björkö Konstnod
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Fotnot 1: Resaying the Human, Carl Cederberg, (s 182
Nature Nurture by AiR BKN is made in collaboration with IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee`s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts