The Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts
a pvi collective initiative
Launched in December 2008, CIA studios is based in Western Australia in a two storey old school building and exists as a supportive artist-led community and a network, as opposed to a building of studios for hire. We provide studio spaces and resources for artists and small companies working in the live art and interdisciplinary art sectors whose practice sits at the edges of traditional artform genres. CIA provides an opportunity for residents to exchange ideas, engage in critical debate, share skills and experiment with new artistic practice.
SUPPORT: Wintering by Aimee Smith
In late 2010 CIA artist in residence Aimee Smith had the opportunity to voyage to the High Arctic as part of The Arctic Circle Project. Expecting to use the experience to solidify her political position on climate change and channel that into her artwork, she instead found herself overwhelmed by the immense beauty and fragility of this magnificent place. It was this emotional landscape, very rarely spoken of, that has inspired the making of her latest dance work, Wintering.
Aimee is looking to raise additional funds over the next month to see this work showcased in its hometown at STCWA, followed by a regional tour to Mandurah, Albany and Ravensthorpe in June 2013.
So if you think this is a project worth supporting please spare a few $$ and donate. There are some wintery rewards for extra generous donations and a whole lot of love for everyone!
OPPORTUNITY: Proximity Festival Call Out
The Proximity Festival is the first platform in Australia dedicated to the creation and presentation of one-on-one intimate artworks and there is still time to get your application in to be part of this unique experience!
This year, twelve artists will be curated into the 2013 program at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and participate in a two-week mentored LAB prior to the performance season in October/ November.
Emerging and established artists from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals that re-purpose galleries and seek out alternative uses of hidden or negative spaces. No limitations are placed on the artistic creation of the ideas; but one rule remains – the audience and artist must be alone, in a space together.
An artist run initiative led by co-curators James Berlyn and Sarah Rowbottam with provocateur Kelli Mccluskey from pvi collective/CIA studios, Proximity provides critical peer support, encouraging artists from all disciplines to experiment with new modes of practice in the creation of participatory art.
WHAT: Proximity Festival Call Out
DEADLINE: Friday, 17 May, midnight.
INVITE: CIA hub talk – Jason Sweeney [SA]
Please join us for a glass of wine as our current CIA Interstate Artist-in-Residence, Jason Sweeney discusses the ideas and objectives behind his participatory art project Stereopublic (Crowdsourcing the Quiet).
Showing in Perth between 6th – 10th May, Stereopublic (Crowdsourcing the Quiet) is an attempt to both promote ‘sonic health’ in our cities and offer a public guide for those who crave a retreat from crowds.
Jason Sweeney is an interdisciplinary artist, director, ‘sound surveyor’/composer and curator, making media-based performances, sound works, music and installations nationally and internationally. He curates Adhocracy and Cutaway in Adelaide, and has been an artist in residence at BANFF (Canada), ACMI (Aus), Spill Festival (UK) and Nadine (Belgium).
WHAT: CIA HUB talk – Jason Sweeney.
WHERE: HUBspace, First Floor, CIA Studios, 480 Newcastle Street, West Perth, WA
WHEN: Thursday 9th May @ 6pm [doors open at 5:30]
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, the Government of South Australia through Arts SA and a TED City 2.0 prize.