VASL (which means “to come together” or “a meeting point”) is an artists’-led collective that has been running workshops and residencies in Karachi for the last 7 years. Vasl brings together local and international artists for a period of intensive exchange of ideas and art practice. They are a part of a Network of Workshops under Triangle Arts Trust UK, which was set up by Robert Loder, and Sir Anthony Caro in 1982.
VASL conducts and offers Artists Residencies, Workshops and Educational Outreach. The workshops and Residencies have created an alternative learning space outside formal educational institutions, thus enabling the visiting artist to share issues of identity and art practice on a different level. On its website, it engages and connects people from all over the world with a strong level of dialogue on issues of identity, and the role of the creative process in forging cross-cultural links.
They are committed to having a forum for exchange and experimentation, between art communities in Pakistan and abroad. Over the last two years, they have been working with our partners in South Asia to create more links between artists through the web.
VASL INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS' WORKSHOP
Call for Applications: Performance, Moving Image and Sound
Application deadline: Friday January 13th
Workshop dates: 23rd February to March 12th, 2012
In 2012 Vasl Artists’ Collective is hosting its third international workshop in Karachi, Pakistan. Workshops are short intensive residencies that include a diverse range of participants in a larger group than regular residency programmes at Vasl. This workshop will focus on performance, moving image and sound.
Applications are open for ten Pakistani and international artists practicing in these mediums, and for those interested in working with performance, moving image and sound for the occasion of the workshop. Artworks will be developed throughout the project and shown to the public through interventions in the city over the two weeks and at an ‘open day’ display on the final weekend.
Applications should include:
· A cover letter detailing your interest in participating, (no more than 800 words).
· A CV with portrait.
· Contact details of two referees.
· Documentation of previous works. (Please do not send files of more than 8MB over email. Send any large files via filesharing sources – Yousendit/Dropbox, etc, or provide website links to works viewable online.)
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