A creative new Audio and Visual catalyst that enables the fast prototyping of creative ideas by artists through noncompetitive collaboration
For Púca Festival 2019 a mix of visual artists and musicians will be partnered up to deliver a series of time-bound light and sound installations in Drogheda, Co. Louth. The festival production team have selected a series of locations for a guerrilla light trail through the town, and prior to the project kick-off the artists and musicians will go through a brief matchmaking exercise before drawing one of the pre-prepared locations from a hat. The teams then have 48-hours to create an all new intervention for exhibition by drawing inspiration from the extensive myths and tales of Irish folklore, while incorporating the spirits of Púca into the artwork.
de:LUX is a platform for developing cross-sector collaborations between heritage and the AV community. Bringing musicians and visual artists together the aim is to provide artist mobility experiences, enable skill-sharing and hands on experience in a festival setting, building new opportunities for artists to create silo-breaking work and put focus back on creative ideas over and above expensive equipment. At its core is using modern digital creative technology as tools rather than rather than the medium and the mantra forged by Kino-Kabaret film movement “Do well with nothing, do better with little, but do it now!” – that means to realise creative ideas, without any budget and within a very short time constraint. de:LUX has previously been a part of two major winter festivals in both Norway and Iceland (Factory Light Festival, and Reykjavik Winter Light Festival).
Púca Festival 2019 is seeking expression of interest from visual artists, projection specialists, graphic and motion graphic designers, sound artists and musicians to undertake a 48-hour challenge of creating new work in the de:LUX project. Applicants must have a proficient level of understanding and knowledge of operating programmes for creating either motion graphics or sound recording (i.e. Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Resolume Arena, MadMapper, Ableton, Logic, Reaper).
Púca Festival is able to provide selected artist with €300 stipends for participating, and will provide teams with a standardised kit list of equipment for the installation (projector, media player, PA system, mixing desk), and a space to work. Selected artists and musicians will need their own laptop, and audio or visual equipment for developing the artwork, i.e. camera, field recorder, microphones, audio interfaces, musical instruments.
Successful applicants are required to be on site in Drogheda from Monday 28th October (PM) in order to be paired up to complete the 48-hour challenge on following days. All participating artists and musicians will need to be present in Drogheda from Wednesday 30th (PM) for the tech run-through, through till Thursday 31st October for the launch of their work. Accommodation will be provided along with other participating artists for the duration of the project.
Submissions Deadline 30th September 22:00 GMT
Drogheda Tourist Office
Old Abbey Lane