The “Four (plus one ) Elements” project through the lens of transnational mobility and occasioned by the diverse cultural and natural landscape of Tinos, adds the element of time to the four natural elements (earth, water, air and fire,) referencing both the alternation of the seasons and human intervention on the natural landscape.
The “Four (plus one) Elements” project will accommodate up to 200 guests of all disciplines in the arts and sciences, and it will be implemented through four distinct 15-day residency programs (fire, water, air, earth) until the fall of 2020 on a set of more than 60 indoor and outdoor locations of great importance all around the island of Tinos. Four Open Calls have been and will be made, one for each element with four distinct deadlines: Fire-15 November 2019, Water-22 February 2020, Air-15 June 2020, Earth- 15 August 2020. The duration of each residency is 15 days. Fire:18-31 January 2020, Water:18-30 April 2020, Air:18-31 August 2020, Earth:18-31 October 2020. “ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ”, will be able to select up to 50 participants per element. The works that will be created by the residencies of each element will be presented respectively in the months: January, April, August, October 2020 throughout the totality of the natural and cultural landscape of the island. Priority will be given to collaboration between participants and/or the involvement of local organizations and communities. The call is open to all with no age limit or restriction in art or science discipline.
Participants are offered:
- free transport for a limited number of participants (in and out of the EU),
- free transport to the island of Tinos and all residency sites,
- free accommodation (rooms and hostels),
- free subsistence (common lunches-dinners, food supplies),
- partial production and material costs.
Duration of residency
Every residency will have a duration of 16 days.
Private and shared accommodations are offered to the participants
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Arists of all disciplines can apply, along with researchers and academics. This thematic series is mainly based on natural materials but any equipment or further assistance needed will be provided upon further communication with the Kinono team.
Studio / Workspace
There is a combination of private and shared spaces for the artists
Fees and support
There is no participation fee
Expectations towards the artist
Every participant will present their proposal in the first 3 days of each elemental residency (fire, water, air, earth) and choose a form of collaboration with other artists or local organizations, he/she will also be expected to present/exhibit their project the last 3 days of the residency. Also ideally after the end of the last elemental residency (earth) there will be a presentation of the works/projects created during the Four (plus one) Elements project as a whole for 8 days.