Expodium expects artists invited to fully commit to 9-week research program in Detroit.

Artists are specifically instructed to leave behind prefixed ideas and proposals and allow themselves to be taken over by the city, explore dynamics on location and respond to every day’s encounters and challenges.

A digital archive in the form of a blog (www.newstrategiesdmc.blogpspot.com) will be hosting their observations, thoughts and reflections during the process.

In addition artists are requested to work towards a series of interventions/presentations while still in Detroit, and come up with an effective format to translate and communicate their experiences and practice back in the Netherlands.

Part of this program is to tempt artists to rethink on the residency term, its definition, and its restrictions and liberate them from pre-set modes of art practicing and artistic research.