Grow Your Own Cloud - residency with Roskilde Festival and Unlisted ProjectsJune 2019 -

We are very happy to announce that Cyrus Clarke and Monika Seyfried are the selected artist for the residency with Roskilde Festival and Unlisted Projects. They will therefore be joining us at Catch during this fall and winter.

Cyrus Clarke and Monika Seyfried will be working on their art project Grow Your Own Cloud that explores and challenges the enormous data systems that invisibly dominate and infiltrate our world. By working with living material such as plants, they wish to affect how we understand and relate to data. During their residency they will develop what they have dubbed ‘data gardens’, which are augmented plots of nature in the urban setting that harness life in an unexpected way. These data gardens will consist of sculptures that can become self-sufficient plant-data ecosystems. 

The project stems from a critical standpoint towards the current, monopolistic data landscapes and wants to spark a discussion about potential futures.

The produced work will be shown in local contexts in Austin (Texas), Elsinore and Roskilde.

Residency with Roskilde Festival and Unlisted Projects

The aim of the residency is to develop a public art work that is site-specific but at the same time can be exhibited in both Austin, Roskilde and Elsinore. Furthermore, the purpose of the residency is to facilitate connections between a Danish artist/artist group and Austin’s art scene and to further establish platforms for Danish art in the US.

 

The residency is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Denmark and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

 

About the institutions

Unlisted Projects:

Unlisted Projects (Austin) cultivates and facilitates interdisciplinary meeting points for visiting national/international artists amid a local landscape. We catalyze and nurture connections between visiting artists and the Austin arts ecosystem. Unlisted Projects’ visiting artists live and work along a thriving community of 35 in-house creatives and are supported to collaborate with the greater Austin art community. We foster a welcoming and intentional community of artists and arts administrators, as well as a number of useful tools and facilities at our resident artists’ disposal. Our building is equipped with a dark room, co-working space, 1000 sq ft gallery space, venue area with PA, vinyl record cutting lathe, VR headset, tool library and various audio/visual equipment. Both the gallery and the venue host monthly exhibitions, weekly performance events and occasional educational programming; artists in residence are encouraged to participate in the development of our programming activities. MoHA is located in a thriving neighborhood near multiple local restaurants, work-focused coffee shops and businesses, as well as a multitude of neighboring art/creative spaces, including Canopy, Big Medium, Tillery Park, and Bolm Studios. We welcome every medium imaginable and individuals whose work is outside the box. Residents will live on-site in a climate controlled renovated 1970s trailer with a private yard. Find past resident artists here

Roskilde Festival:

Roskilde Festival is a creative community that culminates one week each year. The first Roskilde Festival was held in 1971 and today 130,000 guests and over 200 different artists visit the festival that presents a progressive music, arts and activism program. We support a sustainable approach toward the cultural field and operate with a high awareness of socially engaged processes. Our engagement is local as much as global. Roskilde Festival is a non-profit organization. We donate 100% to humanitarian, non-profit cultural purposes. Read more here.