Three Points of Contact is a new experimental form of residency for international artists to develop new ideas and collaborate with artists across UK regions, including York, Glasgow and Cornwall.
Three Points of Contact is a based on the shared resources between curators and hosts that creates networks for artistic and cultural exchange. The conceptual starting point was the theory of the ‘three points of contact’ borrowed from the climbing Health & Safety good practice. The project uses this analogy to built secure, long-term cultural networks, which develop sustained relationships between place, community and audience.
The 12 week project, which runs between November 2012 and January 2013, aims to develop a sustainable residency framework for artists to work within, supporting international and UK practitioners develop ideas through collaborative experiments, dialogue and public interaction with the possibility of multiple outcomes in the future.
Portuguese artists Marta Angela and Joao Alves, who make up artistic duo Von Calhau!, are currently the artists in residency selected to lead the project later this year. Using a range of disciplines including sound, text and visual project the pair are to create work across the three sites exploring rituals, myth and changing landscape of the British Isles.
The project currently funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is open to artists who are interested in widening participation in contemporary arts through artists’ mobility, public events and developed networks. The residents will spend time working with artists at each site in an attempt to create a dialogue of work between galleries, enhancing the viability of similar future of collaborative projects.
The New Schoolhouse Gallery and York St John University will be first to play host to the project which will take place between November 12-23 overlooked by independent curator Judit Bodor.
Other locations for the project include Glasgow School of Arts (3-14th December) and the Exchange, Penzance (14-25 January), further dates TBA.