Future worlds. Alternate realities. Parallel universes. Far off planets. These are just some of the places we may discover in Queer Environmental Futures, which is the theme for this residency.
Queering environmental futures will bust down the divisions between utopia and dystopia. We already occupy liminal bodies, have activist histories, have lived with and through toxicity. What can queering the future bring to the current environmental crises? If we dismantle the colonialism, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and hetero and cis normativity that have brought us to this environmentally precipitous moment, what can we create in their place?
Seeking artists and collaborators working in any medium, Queer Environmental Futures will turn to tropes of science fiction where we can render the familiar unfamiliar and see it anew. We imagine environmentalist futures fuelled by collective spirits of radical ethical experimentalism.
Duration of residency
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
photography, filmmaking, visual arts, performance, writing; participants are expected to bring their own equipment
Studio / Workspace
Fees and support
room and board (3 meals a day)
Expectations towards the artist
artists are encouraged to donate a piece made on-site to the ANIMA archive or create a piece that will be exhibited in the annual Anima art exhibition.