Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
Touching Visions: moving image commissions
Thackray Medical Museum wants to commission 2 artists/filmmakers to make works for its Hand Transplant Gallery that will engage visitors with a personal and human exploration of major surgery innovations and provide a creative platform to open up important questions for personal and group reflection.
Our hands are key touch receptors and offer us a deep sensory relationship with self, family and community and through the materials of nature to the wider world. Using advanced technology, touch sensors and robotics, surgeons have enhanced dexterity + augmented the body to offer surgical procedures that radically transform our lives now and in the future. We want to commission 2 distinctive works for the Hand Transplant Gallery, focusing on the lived human impacts of medical innovation. We welcome applications from all sectors of the artistic community.
Commission 1 is presented on a monitor, without sound, at the entrance to the Gallery, to act as an ‘introduction’.
We anticipate that the commissioned artist might be someone who works in animation, CGI, collage film or digital, or take a hybrid approach. The fee is £5,500, inclusive of all related production costs. There is an additional contribution towards travel and accommodation.
Commission 2 is a projection set up as an installation within its own gallery space, reflecting on the human experience of hand transplants. We anticipate that this will be a creative documentary approach including spoken testimony of the experience from those involved. The fee is £10,000, inclusive of all related production costs. There is an additional contribution towards travel and accommodation.
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DEADLINE: 3 January 2020