ARTifact Gallery - Culture, Art, Technology Program, UCSD, 2017-2018
Office—Spaced is a curated set of site-specific events, think tanks, workshops and performances that activate the office space of the Culture, Art, and Technology Program. A concurrent residency program will also run alongside the curated program and culminate with two resident shows. As a research module, Office—Spaced interrogates both formal and informal institutions, systems of knowledge, and how the built environment shapes us, and how we shape it. Notions of art, technology, and culture will be explored, problematized, and utilized. Office—Spaced will use the macrocosm of the Culture, Art and Technology Program office space to explore larger institutional issues that engage with Sixth college, UCSD, the broader San Diego community, and the world.
Office—Spaced Residency Program
There will be two residency cycles during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Residents will include at least two graduate students and two Sixth undergraduate students. Each resident will receive an honorarium* as well as shared studio work-space. Additionally, residents may put together a budget for materials* needed to create their project. This residency is not intended to take away from your current research or projects but rather, complement your ongoing work. As a resident you will also receive co-curricular credit on your record and a certificate for completing this program.
The Culture, Art, and Technology Program office will become a laboratory for process, iteration, and research. Residents may choose to use methodologies from design thinking, ethnography, social practice, art practice et al. You may interact with the staff to explore the notions of institutional memory.
This residency is open to all disciplines and departments: Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Cognitive Science, Theater, Communication, Sociology, Dance, Ethnic Studies, Urban Planning, Anthropology, et al. — interdisciplinarity is encouraged. You may apply as a collaboration as well.
All residents are asked to complete at least one project—although multiple projects and iterations throughout the residency are encouraged—not limited to: zine or chapbook of writings, painting, performance art, video, film, new media work - AR, VR, video game, animation, photography, musical composition, performance or installation, theater piece or play, dance, sculpture installation, manuscript, computing, prototype, map, graph, or design.
Your project must be able to be viewed, accessed, read, archived, or have ephemera left behind in the office space after the end of your residency. Collaborative projects that may emerge across disciplines are encouraged during your residency. You will work closely with the Director for Art and Technology to address any of your needs and for feedback during your process. You are asked to be physically present for your residency at least 5 hours each week with exceptions as needed, and the offices will close during holidays. There will be 5 meetings as a group during the residency. There will also be a final show and publication at the end of your residency to highlight the work and research of your cohort.