Cuckoo Farm Studios
Studio Space for Artists in Essex
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After Dark: Open Call for Proposals

After Dark: An Evening of Moving Image Projections at Cuckoo Farm, Aug 23rd & 24th, 2013.


We would like to invite proposals for video, film or data projections at locations in and around the studios, grounds and outbuildings at Cuckoo Farm including the house, the Benham Gallery or around and/or within individual artist’s studios. The images could also be projected onto the outside walls of some of the buildings, or onto the windows from the inside, for example. Works could also be presented on video screens (TV monitors), if more appropriate for the work, venue or location. The evening will also include selected works by invited artists, so that the event will become a mini festival of moving image installation and projection.

It will be dark in mid-Aug by approx 9 PM, and we think the event should get going about 8PM, as the works in interior spaces will be viewable and as the light goes down the exterior works would become gradually more visible. The event would last for approx 2-3 hours and depending on the level of response could be held over two consecutive nights- Friday, Aug 23rd  and Sat Aug 24th.

If you are interested in participating and would like to propose an idea for a work for the event, please contact me by e-mail at: with a brief outline proposal of your idea and your preferred location/site by May 31st. 

Along with the proposal could you please also state if you will need to borrow any equipment- (projectors, video monitors, DVD players or computers, etc.) to present your work or if you will be able to provide it yourself.