Association MaréMotrice

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We run a 15 meter sailing boat prepared for arctic and antarctic expeditions.

This sailing boat is currently exploring Greenland.

The boat is a floating and traveling home and workshop for the four artists we host at a time, for one month expeditions.

We aim to build an artistic database, documenting the evolution of polar regions.

The approach adopted by MareMotrice consists in combining various perspectives on polar regions that are currently in full mutation. This may appear similar to the numerous scientific missions present in the Arctic and Antarctic. Except here we replace the scientists with artists. Bringing artists out to sea, to islands or around icebergs has a distinctive outcome: it is their job to feel a place and what goes on there, it is their job to transmit what they see and live, on sensory, emotional level.

The residencies we organize last 3 to 4 weeks. For each expedition we seek together – association and artists – for funding and sponsorship

Please contact us for more information.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The ocean. It makes up 70% of the planet. Almost everything. Now when man ponders his position on earth, is a good time for him to turn to where he came from: the ocean. On the ocean, especially on a boat, man is nothing. He rediscovers himself. He rediscovers the world, or at the very least 70% of it. Non profit MarMotrice aims to promote a dialogue between the ocean and mankind.

Organisation founded in: please choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at a later date
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Project based
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 1’400 euros per week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: N/A
    Nearest Airport: Kulusuk, Greenland
    How to reach by plane: Through Iceland
    Street & Number: Clos Derrey 28
    Postal Code: 1638
    City: Morlon
    Country long: Switzerland
    Clos Derrey 28
    Morlon 1638 CHE
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