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‘Electricity: The spark of life’ exhibition art commission, Museum of Science and Industry

‘Electricity: The spark of life’ exhibition art commission, Museum of Science and Industry

Call for Artists from the Museum of Science and Industry in partnership with Electricity  North West and Manchester Science Festival 2018.

This £20,000 commission will realise a new art work, developed along the theme of‘keeping you switched on’,to be included in the exhibition Electricity: The spark of life. The exhibition has been created in partnership with Wellcome Collection in London and Teylers Museum in Haarlem. It will run for six months at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and will launch as part of Manchester Science Festival on 17 October 2018.

The theme of‘keeping you switched on’should explore the future demands on electricity. It could look at how innovation can support future demands, at our behaviours using and managing electricity, innovation around smart appliances, smart homes and renewable energies.

The commissioned art work will aim to ignite curiosity and create debate about the proposed themes and we are particularly interested in receiving proposals for moving image, light art and/or immersive art work.

We anticipate that the commission will be informed in dialogue with the Museum of Science and Industry, Electricity North West and Manchester Science Festival. If required, Electricity North West can provide access to data and their in-house experts.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st March. Shortlisted candidates must be available on that date.

Please provide us with a proposal for your idea of up to 750 words and include any information you can about what you need to make it happen (e.g. budget, resources, anticipated technical and installation requirements etc). Your proposal should be accompanied by a CV (one side of A4 only) and examples of your previous work (up to three sides of A4 only, including links to video files) in PDF format.

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