We are commissioning a large scale installation for our upcoming three night event ‘Futuropolis’ in early October 2021.
As the centrepiece to the event, it will be installed in the middle of the Testing Grounds site with everything swirling around it – shopping, demonstrations, carnival rides and games, food and drink, music and entertainment. It needs to have presence in a visually noisy site and hold its own space in a bustling atmosphere where the light and sound conditions cannot be controlled.
The Futuropolis event takes inspiration from world fairs, where large structures (like the Eiffel Tower) or renaissance fountains were built in the middle of the ephemeral, fabricated cities. They were used as a focal point for people to marvel at as they walk around and socialise. We are looking for an installation that serves these same functions – but it doesn’t necessarily need to be a fountain or a tower or look like anything similar.
We encourage ideas that might be seen as irreverent, comical, critical of capitalism and colonialism. Think about trade shows, billboards, shopping malls, Christmas trees, town squares and statues. We encourage ideas that centre First Nations, queer or culturally diverse knowledge.
Ideas do not have to be new – if you’ve built it and exhibited it before that is ok! New art is equally great.
We have $5,000 to make the installation (inclusive of your artist fee, superannuation and production costs).
Submit an EOI via the form below. Applications due by Monday 9th of August 11:59pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID restrictions, we are only accepting EOIs from people based in Victoria.