Opportunity: The art of energy

1st February 2021

The art of energy competition at the University of St Andrews.

Global energy demand continues to rise. To meet this demand energy producers are increasingly relying on innovative methods of harvesting energy from fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable sources. At the same time, public concern about the impact of anthropogenic climate change is growing, alongside tense conflicts over the human and environmental impact of energy production, distribution, consumption and waste-handling. Recognising that this energy predicament has no simple answer, it raises fundamental questions about what we consider to be right or good, and the kinds of energy futures we envision for ourselves, our communities, and future generations around the world.

How would you artistically conceptualise our current energy predicament where we need to balance energy demand with concern about human-driven climate change? How can we make sense of the entanglement of life with energy in the past, present and future?

We are seeking art submissions of any of the following types/categories:

  • Visual (photography, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media; maximum five images)
  • Short film & media (video, filmmaking, performance, maximum five minutes in length)
  • Sound art (maximum five minutes in length)
  • Spoken word, poems, written submissions and short essays (maximum 800 words)

The deadline for submissions is 10th February 2021 at 23:59 (GMT). Submissions should be emailed. If file sizes are too large to send via email, please include a link to a shared file location where the submissions can be accessed and downloaded.

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