Save the Date & Call for Applicants: Dark Ecology Journey 2016

IsoScope, Joris Strijbos, Dark Ecology Journey 2015. Photo by Michael Miller
After two extraordinary Dark Ecology Journeys in 2014 and 2015, we are very happy to announce the third and final journey which will take place from 8–12 June 2016 in Northern Norway and Russia. While the previous journey took place as the sun showed itself for the last time that year, this final journey will take place during the Arctic summer, with sun for most of the day and night. The programme includes the presentation of new commissioned works by Justin Bennett, Dmitry Morozow, Signe Lidén and Espen Sommer Eide, Cecila Jonsson and others, as well as lectures, discussions, walks, and performances. More information about the programme will be announced shortly. Call for Applicants The Dark Ecology Journey is for artists, theorists, designers, curators, scientists, writers, makers, and researchers who operate at the intersection of art, science and music, and who are interested in rethinking notions and concepts such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ecology’ and ‘society’, and exploring new descriptions of the current 'state of affairs'. If you are interested in joining this journey, apply by submitting a biography and short motivation about why you would like to take part to darkecology[@]sonicacts[.]com. Please note that participants will be required to cover their costs for travel, accommodation & catering. If you have any questions about the contribution or any other matters, please do not hesitate to contact us. Apply as soon as possible, there are limited places available. The application deadline is 18 March 2016! Costs of Dark Ecology Journey 2016 Participation The costs for participation are approximately EUR 750 / NOK 7000 for the Dark Ecology Journey from 8-12 June (travel dates are Wednesday 8 June and Monday 13 June). This covers the accommodation, catering and local transports which we will organise for you - we do not charge a participation fee. You’ll also have to cover (inter)national air fairs. We can help you with an official invitation letter in case you want to apply for your own funding. We will also help with arranging a visa invitation for Russia so that you can apply for it. The costs of the visa depend on your nationality. Please send an email to darkecology@sonicacts.com should you have any queries.

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