Top Secret is a residency for artists to learn essoteric techniques. Every resident will be required to swear to secrecy and to share one trade secret.
Artist talk: We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.
Photograph the unseen with dissecting microscopes.
Introduction to taxidermy.
Kirilian Photography and plant EEG demonstration.
Guilding with 24 carat gold.
Decelurisation demo at the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanophysics.
Lock picking workshop.
DIY sterile tek for growing glow in the dark mushrooms.
Circuit bending, Arduino and/or how to hack your digital camera.
Super high resolution scanning and printing.
Plus 5 secrets workshopped by Ayatana residents.
Your artists talk and workshop.
Duration of residency
The residency will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the autumn of 2018.
Disciplines supported and technical information
All disciplines are supported. No urbex experience or history background necessary.
Residents will be picked up in Ottawa and driven to the Ayatana residency house, where they will have a bed and bedding and will be driven to all activities. Meals will be provided.
Indoor and outdoor workspace is available
Residency fee is $1100 USD
Expectations towards the artist
Residents are not expected to produce work during the program. Residents are expected to give a 20 minute artist talk to the group.
Application instructions are on the program website
Residency places are limited to 6 artists. Selected applicants will be notified shortly after the application deadline.