Call for Proposals: Knock on Woods

Here's your chance to do an International Artist Residency without suffering jetlag or airport taxes! (Unless, of course, you want to suffer them.)

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is seeking participants for Rotterdam-based artist Yvette Poorter’s mobile residency program KNOCK ON WOODS. Knock on Woods International Residency and Dwelling for Intervals is a constructed space that dedicates itself to offering local and international artists a sense of rootedness and respite from a hectic and bewildering globalism. The residency is a para-site that consists of a rustic tent-cabin and a forest of tree-flags that can be and has been situated almost anywhere.

From the 9th to the 13th of September, Knock on Woods will be situated at the Artel in Kingston, Ontario. Artists are invited to do a residency with the para-site for a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 hours. Work produced during the residency will be exhibited in Modern Fuel’s State of Flux Gallery. Proposals are being accepted from now until 29 August 2008 for the Kingston site. Selected residents will be responsible for their own transportation, food and materials.

Availability is limited, so ACT NOW. DEADLINE: August 29, 2008. Proposals can sent to Yvette Poorter c/o Modern Fuel at or send/bring hardcopy proposals to:

Yvette Poorter
c/o Modern Fuel
21A Queen St.
Kingston, ON
K7K 1A1

Artist Yvette Poorter will present a screening/talk at Modern Fuel on Saturday, September 13 at 7pm as a part of the opening reception for the exhibition Forest Station featuring the work of Poorter and installation artist David Ross from 13 September to 18 October 2008 at Modern Fuel.

For more information on Knock on Woods, check out the website at:

Or contact:
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883

Image: Knock on Woods at Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, NL, August 20 - September 4, 2007.