OBSESSIO comes from the latin term meaning siege. It is a psychic disturbance produced by a mania that persistently , assails our mind. The artist tends to feel confortable in a recurring theme, motif or behavior world which lead him to repeat it again and again. Eroticism, time, infinite, submission …
Throughout 2017 we are working on this topic through several programs and activities analyzing some artists’ work: Yayoi Kusama, Jon Rafman, The Arka Group, Laurel Nakadate, Marina Abramović or Cindy Sherman among others.
Duration of residency
The program will start March 15th and it will finish 20th June 2017. Minimum stay one month, máximum three.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The program is opened to writters, experimental film and collage makers, photographers, painters, environmental installators and performers.
A typical local house in a historical moorish location: La Cueva (Monteagudo District) in a fertile area/farm. An authentic and confortable space, only 20/30 mins by bus / bike to the city centre.
3 Bikes to be shared
Common Areas Cleaning Service
A studio with a big table inside + patio/garden + garage working space.
Fees and support
Room + exhibition + promotion + support + official certificate (if requested)
3 Individual Rooms : 750 €
1 Double Room: 500 €
Pick up from the airport/train/bus station
Information about the area and cultural / touristic Murcia
Information about art supplies
Drive to the art supplies
Expectations towards the artist
Every two weeks there will be round tables around the artists in their different perspectives, every angle of their work and of course around residents’ work. A collective exhibition with the results will be shown in an art centre in Murcia.
Follow this link to download the application form: application-form
Send your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a short description of the project you intend to work on during your stay at the retreat, as well as a proposal of your involvement with or the activities in the local community (if you are interested), a brief biographical note with bibliographical information, cv, preferred date of arrival and length of stay and detailed contact information.
Interested are asked to make applications previously. Residency is not confirmed until payment is received.
Each application will be considered on individual basis and on its own merit. Particular preferences regarding the date of arrival and the length of stay will be taken into account and, if possible, respected. If not, alternative dates will be offered.