Submissions should include the following:
1) Motivation Letter (max. 250 words / 1 page)
Please tell us who you are, why would you like to take part in this project, and how it relates to your own practice.
2) Proposal (max. 500 words / 3 pages)
Proposals should include a brief text introducing concept and strategy; a site plan or diagram; and compelling images of the arch in context. A large-format image with overall view of the proposed arch installation is strongly encouraged. Other digital formats (links to a video, etc.) will be considered.
Rhodesworks seeks proposals that are contextual, brave, original, and critical, and (theoretically) feasible.
Proposals should answer the following questions:
– What is the narrative that you want to build around Resolute Arch in the specific location that you propose? Why is it relevant?
– How would you achieve it? You should include an abridged ‘implementation strategy’ that includes a tentative budget and your envisioned project timeline.
– Who would help you? Please list potential project partners and collaborators, indicating their role in the project.
3) Portfolio of past works (max. 3 pages)
Show us the type of work you do: a selection of your previous works over a maximum of three pages. If relevant, include links to online content (max. 3 links).
4) Proof of enrollment in an academic or apprenticeship program (1 page)
Please include a copy of Student ID or graduation diploma, or other documentation that confirms status as a student, or graduate within five years of completing studies.
All applicants will be contacted by the competition organizers via e-mail confirming the reception of their submissions.
All submissions should be :
-Written in English
-Saved as a single pdf
-A4/Letter size (landscape or portrait)
-A maximum of 8 pages
-Less than 10MB
-Named following this format: Surname_Name_RAcompetition.pdf
Applications will be accepted only via e-mail.
Participation in the competition is free of charge.
Proposals must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May, 2018 (23:59 Pacific Standard Time).
The winning proposals may or may not be realized by Rhodeswork Design Studio, but will be published and featured as winners on the Rhodesworks website.
Five entries will be selected as winners. Authors of the five winning proposals will join Resolute Arch Art Support Camp at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada, USA.
Each winner will be given an early-entry ticket to Burning Man 2018, and a $1,500 (USD) stipend for logistical support and travel to the event.
Each winner will be responsible for making their own visa and travel arrangements, including insurance. Rhodesworks will provide a letter of invitation if needed.
All applicants will be contacted via e-mail regarding the results of their application by 15 May 2018.
The winning proposals will be selected by a Jury composed by:
Richard Rhodes, Rhodesworks Design Studio
Himali Singh Soin, Writer/Artist
Liva Dudareva + Eduardo Cassina, METASITU
Kuba Snopek, Research Urbanist
Pierre Escobar, Architect and Founder at L’atelier
The Jury will judge submissions based on the significance of the context proposed, the potential of the strategy to install and activate Resolute Arch in the specified location, and the feasibility of the scheme. Applicants are encourage to submit conceptually and graphically bold proposals.
The competition is organized by Rodesworks Design Studio, and managed by METASITU.
Rhodesworks Design Studio
Rhodesworks Design Studio is an international sculpture practice based in Seattle.
Richard Rhodes, sculptor, stonemason, and scholar of stonework worldwide, directs the studio. Rhodes was trained by the ancient masonic guild of Siena, Italy, and has since worked at the cutting edge in all aspects of stone design and construction. Rhodeworks specializes in stone and bronze sculpture as well as stone architecture. Working hands-on with a global network of collaborators, the studio consistently pushes the limits of stone’s material potential. Resolute Arch, in development for over seven years and now ready for its premiere, is representative of the studio’s ambition to create works at the intersection of timeless forms and contemporary technique.
METASITU is a research-based art practice based in Kyiv and Athens, abusing urbanism discourses, and developing new tools to empower individuals in the way they relate to the territory. Founded in 2014 by Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina, METASITU was born with the goal of establishing emancipatory narratives around the way we inhabit space. Through the curation of urbanism festivals, directing educational programs, enabling real estate transgressions, proposing workshops, performing lectures and disseminating videos, METASITU opens up new discursive lines, by involving different actors into challenging spatial narratives.
The competition is free of charge, and open to individual artists, architects and designers regardless of disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, or socioeconomic status, who are currently enrolled in a university or apprenticeship program anywhere in the world, or within five years since graduation.
Your studies or background do not have to be restricted to the field of Fine Arts, Architecture, or Design, but you should demonstrate an artistic trajectory in your practice.
1 April, 2018 : Launch of the Open Call
1 May, 2018 (23:59 PST) : Application deadline
15 May, 2018: All applicants receive a jury decision regarding their proposal
24 August, 2018: Winners arrive at the Resolute Arch Art Support Camp in Black Rock City, Nevada, via Reno, USA.
6 September, 2018: Winners depart from Black Rock City.
2018-2021: Resolute Arch is installed in five different locations around the World.
For any questions, please address: email@example.com
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