Weird Sanctuaries

In these times of flux, Weird Sanctuaries asks ‘How are we all entangled?’

Weird Sanctuaries is the title of our 2020/2021 Residency program. In these times of flux, Weird Sanctuaries asks ‘How are we all entangled?’

It is intended for artists who wish to create in an environment with others from diverse disciplines and practices, and who are interested in exploring the field we find urgent to investigate – ‘the live and the gathering’. Each ‘weird sanctuary’ will in many ways be a rehearsal or practice for ‘difference without separability’; for what we do and who we are in the ‘elsewhere and otherwise’

We created Weird Sanctuaries under our Seedpod residencies moniker because we understand the ongoing need for a safe place to test ideas, undertake experiments, develop new work, and take risks in a collegiate environment.

We also like the fact that these experiments are generated outside city-based confines and institutions, challenging notions of the contemporary and regionality.

For Weird Sanctuaries, Punctum welcomes four artists and four works across the 2020/21 calendar which will occur in accordance with COVID restrictions across a 8-12 month period.

Residency dates for each will be announced as we work together navigating borders, regions and cities as they open up and / or restrict us. It will be taking place on Dja Dja Wurrung Country on various sites and varying locations in Central Victoria. Watch this gathering space.

artists and partners.

Artists and partners involved in this program.