Many Mini Residency is a short-term residency program operated in conjunction with alternative exhibition venues in Europe and the United States. The name 'Many Mini' encompasses two main components of the project which is hosted in one room 24 hours a day for one week. The 'Many' describes the open call for proposals and the resulting multiplicity of responses and participants. The 'Mini' component of the residency describes the limited amount of time available and the scale of the room.
In July 2011, Many Mini Residency will be hosted at Skydive, an artist-run exhibition venue in Houston, Texas. Many Mini Residency is open to applicants from all disciplines (art and non-art alike) and encourages participants to customize their residency experience. There is no minimum time-limit for a stay at the residency but the maximum stay allows use of the space for half a day. The space may be used for public programs, personal studio time, a rehearsal space, a dinner, or whatever the resident sees fit. Participants provide documentation and a short statement about their time spent in the residency to serve as both a record and a resource displayed online as the final component of the project.
This fundraising campaign was created by Skydive to cover costs for Many Mini Residency: Houston including; transportation and room and board for the organizing artists; promotional, operational and administrative support for the participants; and the final resident’s BBQ on Sunday, July 17th.
Skydive utilizes an open and collaborative model for producing its programming. Its mission is to broaden the spectrum of dialogue in Houston by bringing in artists from outside of Texas. Many Mini Residency fulfils these goals while also encouraging participation from local residents.
Many Mini Residency: Houston at Skydive will additionally exist in conversation with other Many Mini Residencies; the first hosted by The Berlin Office in Berlin, July 2008 and the forthcoming residency hosted by Koh-i-noor in Copenhagen, January 2012. Many Mini Residency, therefore, not only provides an opportunity for interaction among participants within each locale, but creates a comparable portrait of each city where the residency is held.
By supporting Many Mini Residency: Houston, you will also be providing support to the following 50 individuals and collaborative teams participating in the residency as well:
Robert Boyd, Elaine Bradford and Emily Link, Karen Brasier , Chin Xaou Ti Won, Soo J. Cho, Sasha Dela, Jeremy DePrez, Nancy Douthey, Dumptruck Collaborative, Anthony Fennell, Matt Gargol, Norberto Gomez, Jr., Nancy Gonzalez-Duran, Margo Handwerker, Rachel Hecker, Candace Hicks, Rachel Hooper, Chuck Ivy, Boby Kalloor, Jeremy Keas, Jonatan Lopez, Mev Luna, Yvonne Lung, Christie Malvin, Matt Manalo, David McClain, Tina McPherson, Paul Middendorf, Richard Nix, Gissett Padilla, Lindsay Palmer, Emily Peacock, Ryan Perry, Linda Post, Britt Ragsdale, Jonny Reeves, Darcy Rosenberger, Stephanie Saint, Carie Schneider, Sketchy Neighbors, Lindsey Slavin, Emily Sloan, Mike Smith, Jordan Adair Stephens, Melissa Tran, Alex Tu, Regina Vigil, Sapphire Williams, June Woest, Mat Wolff
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Many Mini Residency collectible rubberized neon and black sunglasses made of recycled material!
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Many Mini Residency is pleased to present a commemorative poster by local Houston artist/designer Sura Khudairi. Each limited edition poster is a 10" x 10" archival museum quality print. Like some of Khudairi's earlier work, the Many Mini Residency commemorative poster uses QR code scanning technology as an art form with hidden messages that references both ancient and modern languages. Primarily a graphic designer, she also considers herself "an artist, a writer, a communicator, an organizer and a thought-provoker" and believes this fluidity allows her to choose the best approach to any given project. As a female artist of Muslim descent (born in Iraq and raised in the West), she is motivated by "the relationship between words and actions driven by fear, anger and racism…and cultural issues that continue to divide us."
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Jim Nolan. Nosegay, 2011.
Many Mini Residency is pleased to present local Houston artist edition, Nosegay, by Jim Nolan. Nolan's limited edition multiple will be produced in a variety of colors (seen here in blue) and like his other work, "mars High Minimalism’s precision through purposefully DIY gestures that ask the viewer to consider discarded cultural artifacts and everyday materials for their formal qualities as well as their cultural content." Nolan’s work has been exhibited at the ArtPalace (Houston,TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sara Meltzer Gallery and DEEPSPACENEWYORK (New York, NY).
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