Freelance Makers wanted for Art Installation

Freelance Makers wanted for Kinetic Art Installation, Breathing Room

Type of contract: Freelance, fixed term, short term, flexible hours – approx. 12 per week. Applicants must self-employed and are responsible for their own Tax and National Insurance contributions.

Start date: Friday 13th March 2020 (Provisional Induction day Thursday 12th March) Days of work: Mondays and Fridays
Rate of pay: £9.00 per hour

Application Deadline: 10am, Wednesday 11th March 2020 Location: Festive Road, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes
Artform: Visual arts, Sculpture.

Description:

Breathing Room by Anna Berry is a kinetic installation forming a tunnel, lined with cones that ‘breathe’, creating an immersive experience which is strange and otherworldly.

We are looking for fabricators to work as part of a team of around 4-8 people, creating the cones that make up the piece. Made from Tyvek (a coated paper-like product), the team will be responsible for the construction of the thousands of cones required to build the breathing structure, using a simple folding & gluing technique.

Experience of working on installations and/or with paper is desired but not essential – this may be in a professional, voluntary or personal context i.e. paper crafting. We anticipate the work will take place over 4-6 weeks in March / April 2020, and that each maker works approx. 12 hours a week over the duration of the project, however we are fairly flexible.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a short covering letter/email detailing your availability during March and April, any relevant experience, and why you are interested in the project (no more than 500 words) to Coleen Wilkinson, Team Co-ordinator at: coleen.wilkinson@yahoo.com

Interviews will take place in the coming weeks by phone / Skype or in person (as preferred by the candidate) throughout the application period as we are keen to start recruiting the team as soon as possible.
Contact Coleen Wilkinson, Team Co-ordinator via coleen.wilkinson@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

Further Information

Breathing Room by Anna Berry is a kinetic installation forming a tunnel, lines with cones that ‘breathe’, creating an immersive experience which is strange and otherworldly. Framed by a sculptural mechanical skeletal exterior, the illuminated tunnel invites audiences to travel through its gently moving interior for a unique multi-sensory experience. The installation will tour outdoor and indoor spaces such as summer festivals, urban light festivals and gallery spaces throughout 2020.

For more information about this project and Anna’s other work please visit: www.annaberry.co.uk

Image of Breathing Room (prototype) and the cones that line the installation. Photo by Anna Berry.