DIY: 2013 – Tim Etchells & Vlatka Horvat ‘Slow Sunday’



Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat 
Slow Sunday

A day of talking, cooking, eating, sharing followed by an evening of presentations, performances, more talking and sharing

Project summary:
Slow Sunday is a one-day artist exchange project organized and hosted by Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat in our live/work space in London. The project is centered around spending a day and night with a group of artists – creating a dynamic informal space for discussion, knowledge exchange, networking and conversation.

On the day Slow Sunday takes place, 20 participants – roughly half of them early career artists and the other half more established one way or another – all meet at our house in Stoke Newington for breakfast. We talk over food and then move through more formal structures and exchanges designed to facilitate conversation, using as a starting point different kinds of material (questions, manifestos, short presentations) that each artist has been asked to prepare ahead of time. In the afternoon, we all walk to the shops and buy ingredients to make a big dinner. The conversations and exchanges continue in the more informal space of cooking, eating, cleaning up. The day ends with an evening of readings, small performances, videos and sound works from the day’s participants and additional invited guests.

Dates, times and location(s):
Sunday 27 October. 10am until late
Stoke Newington, London N16. Easily accessible by public transportation.

Application procedure:
About half of the participants for Slow Sunday we will invite directly; the other half we will invite through this open call.

If you would like to participate, please email a one-page letter telling us something about yourself, your work / preoccupations / ways of working by Sunday 9 June to: [email protected](cc’d to [email protected])

Letters of interest are welcome from artists from all levels of experience working in contemporary performance or across any related forms or areas (including sculpture/installation, film/video, photography, text, hybrid forms, etc.).

The participants will need to arrange (and pay for) their own travel. Apart from that, there are no other costs to take part in Slow Sunday. The cost of food and drinks will be covered by the project budget.

The artists:
Tim Etchells is an artist and writer whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment. His fiction and non-fiction works are widely published and in recent years he has increasingly been exhibiting in the visual art

Vlatka Horvat is an artist making work in sculpture, installation, drawing, performance and photography. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums and she has had new projects commissioned by a number of festivals and biennials.

Contact information:
Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat on [email protected]

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