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15 Sep 2023

Short films from Thailand and Aotearoa New Zealand for “Homing Instinct”

The project Homing Instinct is calling for short film proposals from Thai and Aotearoa artists for an international project which examines the current housing crisis, and the human necessity for housing, shelter, and belonging.

Homing Instinct is a programme partnership between STORAGE (Bangkok), CIRCUIT, The Physics Room, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space (Aotearoa New Zealand) and Composite (Australia).

One Thai artist and one Aotearoa artist will be offered a 3,000 NZD commission to make a new short moving image work which will become part of Homing Instinct and tour to partner venues in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and Thailand.

Homing Instinct is a response to living in a time that requires not only redress of housing inequalities, but as part of that, more expansive conceptions of housing-shelter-belonging. In awareness of the social and environmental climates effects which see the increasing displacement of people, the exchange of stories around housing and home is both politically and personally necessary. As a whole, the project intends to foreground empathetic, powerful, visionary discussion about the future of housing, shelter and belonging in the respective contexts, and to assert the importance of embodied, spiritual and psychological elements within any discussion of housing.

The project is seeking proposals that consider the topics of housing, shelter and belonging.

Where will Homing Instinct be shown?

The programme will initially be hosted across 3 international art spaces, with public screenings at: The Physics Room, Ōtautahi; Composite, Naarm, Australia; and Storage Art Space, Bangkok. There is potential for the programme to travel further subsequently.

Thai artists apply here

Aotearoa artists apply here

Deadline: 15 September 2023