Artists, scientists, researchers, and students are invited to participate in a collective Grounding, a process of sharing knowledge and exhibiting art projects that focus on soil in various contexts: from environmental to philosophical. Participation can take the forms of art projects, lectures, and workshops.
Based on the results of the open call, we will select up to 15 projects for a group exhibition at the Dokuchaev Central Museum of Soil in St. Petersburg. Completed artworks and unrealized projects alike are welcomed in open call. Selected workshops and lectures will be included in the educational program. We don't restrict participants in the number of applications. For realization of their projects participants can use resources of ITMO university laboratories: of computer technologies, robototechnics, AI, advanced materials, biotechnology, photonics and others (full list)
The mission of Grounding is to build connections between contemporary art and traditional science. During the selection process, special attention will be given to the projects that connect with the scientific and historical exposition of the Museum with its glass cases, historical artefacts, soil profiles, and other objects. We also invite artists to think about possible ways to carefully interact with museum exhibits in their projects. Here we provide creative freedom with the only condition that the exhibit should remain intact.
Application deadline: until November 30 (inclusive)
Announcement of results: December 15
Opening of the exhibition: Spring 2021