Open Call for Intermedia MFA & PHD students to participate in the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING

This is an open call to all Intermedia MFA & PHD students to participate in the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING community art event occurring on March 25th in Black Mountain, NC.

The University of Maine, Intermedia MFA & PHD program and the Coaction Lab for Interdisciplinary collaboration will follow the “chance operations” theme of past {Re}HAPPENINGs, calling on our students to create ephemeral and site specific works of art on location, specifically around the grounds of Lake Eden. This work can range from performance art, to sculpture / installation, to light and sound based digital story telling / immersive / interactive / participatory media and more.

The IMFA program will fund up to 10 artists lodging on site at Lake Eden in the Lake Eden Events retreat houses from Friday, March 24th until Sunday the 26th.  A meal will be provided by the {Re}HAPPENING crew on Friday the 24th and possibly the 25th.  Transportation / ride shares will be organized by the participating faculty, but transportation and additional meal costs will need to be provided and paid for by participating students.  Please keep in mind that you can apply for an IMFA grant to cover any additional participation costs.

If you are interested in participating in this years event, please email a one page proposal / statement of interest to Gene Felice as a word doc or PDF.  Please include a brief description of what your interest in the event is, your conceptual connections to the legacy of Black Mountain College and any initial ideas that you have, a list of any technology necessary to complete your idea and any initial sketches / images that help describe your idea.  The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, March 1st by 10pm.

Participating Faculty: Gene A. Felice II, Owen Smith & Susan Smith

Additionally, the three faculty members participating in this years event are also producing their own individual works of art and are looking for IMFA students that are interested in collaborating on their project ideas / productions.  Please contact the faculty listed above for more details if you are interested in collaborating.  You can read more about Susan Smith’s project here.  You can read more about Gene Felice’s project idea via this downloadable PDF:  rehappening-proposal-v2.  Please contact Owen directly for more details on his project.  We’re also looking for at least one student to help document the event via photos, video and possibly the new IMRC drone.

You can view images here of the grounds of Lake Eden / Black Mountain College / Camp Rockmont.

If you have any questions about this years event, please contact Gene Felice via the email address linked above.