NEWS- Seasonal School- The Domestic Landscape
11th-19th March 2019
Deadline for application: 12th January 2019
Please submit a proposal and link to your work/portfolio to [email protected]
Jupiter Woods is pleased to welcome NEWS for its second edition, exploring the domestic landscape. Throughout history, we have considered Nature as an extension of our interior, as a space we can order (from the latin ordo), literally meaning ‘the row’. Today the conception of ‘the landscape’, as it is used in the making of gardens or in agriculture, has become widely contested. This has given rise to a new approach in which human intervention remains minimal, as prescribed in ‘Le Jardin en mouvement’ by Gilles Clement and in the practice of permaculture.
How is order manifested in the household? Could we challenge the customs which dictate the ways we are looking after our interior?
We make the assumption that cleanliness is the natural state of the house, subjecting ourselves to domestic chores, but why should it be so?
Why are we cleaning? Is our ability to create and think dependent of a state of order?
In the domestic premises of Jupiter Woods, an arts organisation housed in a semi-detached house located in the industrial neighbourhood of South Bermondsey, our aim is to run a series of practical experiments which use the states of chaos and order as a methodology to produce visual and critical responses. By adopting the analogy of order and chaos, the aim is to question whether our conception of an ordered interior can literally be applied to the rest of our environment. Does the creative order/chaos of one lead to the death of the other?
Each participant will be asked to run a workshop responding to the theme of the domestic landscape through the gaze of order or chaos; it can take any form and approach. The sum up of activities will lead to the making of an exhibition taking place at the end to the residency at Jupiter Woods. We are welcoming proposals from British and French based creatives (you don’t have to be British or French to participate but based or from either countries) with a response to the theme of chaos and order.
N — E º W ˝( S ) is an interdisciplinary platform researching questions of ecologies within societal paradigms. Operating as a learning hub for research and professional development, N — E º W ˝( S ) welcomes creatives to run experimental and critically aware projects to propose new readings of the landscape.