Curtains - Call for Proposal

CURTAINS is a multi-site installation, exhibition, and publication event designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Installation
Country Austin, Texas
Registration Deadline 14 February 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 14 March 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
CURTAINS is a multi-site installation, exhibition, and publication event designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture—not in the form of rigid tensile structures, nor in the form of cladding or upholstery, but in their more relaxed, natural forms: curtains associated with windows, yes, but also defining and activating spaces indoors and out, billowing overhead as canopies, catching and using wind like sails, creating shade, diffusing light, holding color in their folds, filtering views, absorbing sound, showing the wind, and making theater of the everyday.

Jury
Kevin Alter, University of Texas School of Architecture
Michael Benedikt, University of Texas School of Architecture
Petra Blaisse, Inside-Outside, Amsterdam
Andrée Bober, Director, UT Landmarks
Craig Dykers, Snohetta, New York City
Beili Liu, University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts
Peter Waldman, University of Virginia School of Architecture

Prize
Exhibition, Publication
UT campus will be offered a budget for possible construction.

Entry Fee
Through January 14, 2013: $35
January 15 — February 14, 2013: $50

Entries
Proposals should consist in text, drawings, diagrams, renderings, and/or animations illustrating the physical context, spatial and material effect, artistic design intent, and method of construction/installation.

Timetable


Organizer
University of Texas at Austin

Official Website
http://www.soa.utexas.edu/caad/curtains/index.html