Carkeek Park, Seattle, Washington: July 11 – October 10, 2015
The nonprofit Center for Environmental Art, in partnership with Carkeek Park Advisory Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, invites proposals for placement of temporary outdoor artworks in Carkeek Park, an approximately 190 acre urban forest located in NW Seattle.
In keeping with the spirit of the site, the organizers seek work that reflects an ongoing recognition of the precarious nature of the environment with attention to the metaphor of propagation, which is often associated with the production of plants (sowing seeds, grafting, and other forms of reproduction, multiplication, dispersal, pollination, etc.) but which can also be freely translated to reference human means of dissemination (such as internet memes and other forms of media transmittal). The organizers encourage experimental , kinetic, or interactive works that explore a broad range of contemporary interpretations of art and nature, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, installations, sound art, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives.
Deadline: May 2, 2015