Disciplines 
Literature Research Curating
Language 
English, French
Founded 
2015
Duration 
3 months
Paid by host 

HECTOLITRE covers 50% of the accommodation costs, and offers studio, communication, networking and possibility to engage the building or intersect the coexisting projects. HECTOLITRE has no budget allocated for production, but will assist with available material and a help will come from professional community working and living in-situ.

Paid by artist 

The artist covers the following 50% of accommodation costs, which is in total 600 euros (for three months period). HECTOLITRE provides an invitation letter, but can’t help with the search for external residency funding.

Application guidelines 

In order to answer the open call, please prepare the following info/documents, and email to [email protected] with the subject: “Residence of Reflection”:

  • Portfolio ( visual or writing; .pdf or the URL)
  • CV (.pdf or the URL)
  • Project idea/intention (.pdf; 300 words max)
  • Time period (specify the period you apply for)
     
Deadline 
11/04/2021

HECTOLITRE

HECTOLITRE

Residence of reflection

Description 

HECTOLITRE is a venue dedicated to artists who wish to delve deeper into their projects, experiment with transdisciplinarity and connect their art form/research to the neighborhood. The artists living and working at HECTOLITRE are co-joining interconnected community rings, together with involved neighbors, socio-cultural activists, local and international artists/curators.

HECTOLITRE is also an unusual building in the heart of the Marolles neighborhood undergoing a radical change of identity. Former swingers club, then storage for antiques, the space is filled with peculiar Art Brut interventions, resembling a kind of «memory forest». The visually and symbolically complex surrounding is not perceived as an obstacle, but rather as a living systems that accepts, associates, questions and experiences. Hectolitre hosts exhibitions, performances, musical encounters, film projections, debates and other initiatives; the complementarity among its artists, curators, creatives and neighbors inhabits the place and catalyzes exchange.


Residence of Reflection is a three-months long residency programme dedicated to research artists, curators, writers, critics and thinkers interested in working in Brussels. The residency has been paused from the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, but the organisers are going to relaunch for artists living within Belgium, and neighboring countries of Netherlands, France, Germany and Luxembourg (within the sanitary measures).
The residency invites artists/thinkers to reflect on the subjects of community and/or memory, as these are the two main challenges of the project of HECTOLITRE. How to connect communities that coexist in a single neighborhood? How do we speak about an unusual building with a peculiar memory? How do we go beyond the legacy of the building? What does it mean to create a memory of growing relations and exchanges? How to place an artist within a community and strengthen a collectivity within art?

Candidate’s profile:

  • There is no specific medium or discipline, but writing, audio/video, performance-based works are preferred. The working spaces are in accordance with the Covid-19 measures.
  • There is no subject or method preference, but portfolios rendering contextual and participatory reflection, as well as a research approach, will have advantage.
  • The residency is open to people from all over the world, but who are staying at the moment in Belgium and neighbouring countries of Netherlands, France, Germany and Luxembourg (within the sanitary measures). Regardless of their nationality, gender, religious or ethnic background.

Residence’s environment:

  • Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have a cozy room in a flat-share with two other artists, access to a rooftop and other common venues (kitchen, meeting rooms, edit room) within the Studio Hectolitre, a hybrid living&working space oriented toward art, culture and film.
  • Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have access to a private working space, at Trait d’Union (open community space), or a desk-base working station, depending on the nature of the work. 
  • The project’s audio-video equipment and material is available for use (projectors, sounds system, podcast system, power tools, etc.)
  • Working language is English and/or French.
  • The duration of the residency is three months.

Applications are currently open for the periods of: March-May; June-August 2021.

  • Artists/thinkers-in-residence will receive assistance in local networking and communication and are invited to participate in team-meetings and community activities.
  • At the end of the residence, the public presentation/talk or exhibition/performance will take place at HECTOLITRE, depending on that-time Covid measures.
Outcome 

The research should be an independent and site-specific initiative, adjusted for a 3-month residency, but resulting in a concrete reflection communicated publicly through a talk, performance, installation or screening (depending on the actual sanitary situation).

Accommodation Information 

Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have a cozy room in a flat-share with two other artists, access to a rooftop and other common venues (kitchen, meeting rooms, edit room) within the Studio Hectolitre, a hybrid living&working space oriented toward art, culture and film.

Studio Information 

Artists/thinkers-in-residence will have access to private working space at Trait d’Union (open community space), or a desk-based working station, depending on the nature of the work. 

Technical Information 

An atypical building with venues adaptable to shared studios, exhibitions, performing arts, encounters and presentation, vitrine art, co-working.

Address: 
Rue de l'Hectolitre 3
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Telephone 
32498920124

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