Open Call | Barbican Concert Hall Wall Commission, London

barbican-logoDeadline: 4 January, 4pm

Barbican are inviting artists, collectives and designers across all disciplines, including those working with digital technology and new media, to respond to the phrase: What’s going on here, then? The winning work will be installed from late January until May 2017 on the Concert Hall Wall. Thematically the work can touch on any area, but should consider the desired audience experience. There is a commissioning fee of £2,500 to be awarded to the winning entry.

This site can be viewed from the stalls floor on level -1, from the ground floor, and the balcony floor on level 1. On busy days, thousands of people pass through this iconic building and will encounter your work should it be chosen.

This commission forms part of an ongoing foyer commission programme, which extends our ambitious, international artistic programme beyond the walls of our venues and into the public spaces, giving our visitors opportunities to experience outstanding art for free.

In addition to the commission fee, the Barbican will provide the following provision in kind:

  • Christie Digital Projector allocated specifically for this location with a portrait lens
  • Coolux Media Management Server to play/schedule content
  • Technician support during installation and throughout for trouble-shooting
  • Interpretation / labels
  • Customer service support and any necessary training for invigilation
  • Photography of work in situ.

For more information and application form see:

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