Open call: Yet, It Moves!
Arts at CERN collaborates as a scientific research partner of Copenhagen Contemporary’s exhibition Yet, it moves!, which calls for contributions until 1 September
In 2021 Copenhagen Contemporary was awarded the biggest Scandinavian art prize, the Bikuben Foundation’s Vision Exhibition Award, for the winning project Yet, It Moves!—a visionary research project and public art exhibition in Copenhagen that investigate the interconnected movements across scales, from the micro—to the macrocosmos.
The project is realized in collaboration with four scientific research partners: Arts at CERN in Geneva, DARK at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, The Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, and the Program in Performance Studies and ModLab (Digital Humanities Laboratory) University of California, Davis
In connection with Yet, It Moves!, CC now launches an open call for artists, architects, designers, curators, landscape architects or others who are in any way professionally engaged in art or architecture in the public space to send us proposals for two kinds of contributions. With this call we open the project and its implementation to artists whose research has investigated or is currently exploring themes related to the interface between art and science like the ones we are keen to research in Yet, It Moves!
About Yet, It Moves!
The project’s groundbreaking vision, its course and artistic product consist in bringing the overlapping spheres of interest between artists and scientists into play. Thus initiating new research by exchanging different perspectives and exploring paths that combine the different methods and perspectives. As a result Yet, It Moves! will unfold through a series of decentralized art installations shown at different locations in Copenhagen from May to October 2023, creating opportunities for people to encounter contemporary art in new ways as the art will live in the city interacting with people on a daily base.
Artists selected for the project since its beginning include Cecilia Bengolea, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Nora Turato, Helene Nymann, Jenna Sutela, Ryoji Ikeda, and Black Quantum Futurism.
A city on the move
There are millions of movements taking place simultaneously in the cosmos: from the explosion of Supernovae to the constant expansion of our universe, the incessant movement of neutrinos and nuclear fusion. The universe is filled with unstoppable movement from the macro to the micro level. The human brain can barely grasp them, but these movements exist no matter whether we acknowledge them or not. With this open call we want to compare the city to a microcosmos where many different movements and lives co-exist simultaneously, going in many different directions. This is something people may not reflect upon on a daily basis, but something that this project would like to showcase letting it be reflected and imprinted on the city.
The proposals will be accepted from 1 July to 1 September 2022.
Deadline for submission: September 1, 2022, at midnight CET.
Proposals should be sent through this link.
The winning proposal will be announced by the end of September 2022.
Mónica Bello, Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Geneva; Irene Campolmi, Curator and Researcher of Yet, It Moves!; Joe Dumit, Professor at UC Davis and co-director of ModLab; Jannie Haagemann, Head of Exhibitions & Senior Curator at CC; Jens Hjort, Professor at DARK, Nils Bohr Institute, Copenhagen; Camilla van Deurs, City Architect in Copenhagen; Line Wium Olesen, Curator at CC.