Sleepertown is an opportunity for contemporary artists/composers/engineers/architects, who work with sound, to propose a new or existing work to be exhibited as part of its public art event in Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Sleepertown will utilise mobile technologies (Geo-Fencing) to create a parallel listening world, accessed digitally within the public realm. This world will coexist with our ‘real-world’ geographical landscape and will encourage people to move through the town of Gorey to specific spaces/places. As they move, they will trigger and immerse themselves, in new public installations/sculptures/interventions/artworks via their personal mobile devices (Phone/Tablet etc).
OpenGorey are looking to commission 4-6 sonic art-works from contemporary practitioners which complement the existing landscape in interesting and challenging ways. Each selected work will be intimately linked to a specific space/place in Gorey Town and will be exhibited for a total of 6 months. Each selected artist will be paid a fee of €250 in total and will receive a feature in the accompanying publication. The call is open to individuals and collectives, however, if you are submitting as a collective, the €250 is awarded to the collective.
OpenGorey believe in the possibilities of sound to open, activate and interrogate the public realm, and therefore, have attempted to keep this call as open as possible. However, they would advise all artists to ‘look & listen’ to some of the proposed spaces/places they have listed here and to use the map links to virtually visit the town.