2007 ARTSLINK PROJECTS AWARDEES

DANIEL BOZHKOV, NYACK, NY
Host Country: Bulgaria 
$8,000 to support the creation of the project so MoMA in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art, Sofia. So MoMA, an amalgam of refugee camp and contemporary art space, together with an attendant publication will travel to other cities in Bulgaria, and will also serve as a model for similar activities in Kabul, Saigon, and other post-conflict regions.

BRUCE CHECEFSKY, CLEVELAND, OH
Host Country: Poland 
$7,500 to support a collaboration with Polish colleagues Marcin Gizycki, Lukasz Ronduda and others on a documentary film and bilingual catalogue about the experimental filmmaker Andrezj Pawlowski (1925-1986). The film will premier at Warsaw’s Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle.

BERNADETTE FOX, SANTA MONICA, CA
Host Country: Poland 
$6,000 to support an architectural intervention under the auspices of Wyspa Art Institute utilizing a historic building on the grounds of the Gdansk shipyards, an area undergoing rapid transformation and commercial development.

MARISA HAYES, NEWPORT, KY
Host Country: Mongolia 
$4,000 to support the creation, in collaboration with Mongolian artist and ger builder Nyamdorj Daka, of an installation incorporating photography, fiber arts techniques, and indigenous architecture. The ger, an easily transported, round, felt structure will be situated in a nomadic community on the outskirts of Ulaanbataar.

KATE JELLINGHAUS, JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Host Country: Bulgaria 
$6,000 to support the photographer, together with Bulgarian art therapist Alexandra Ivanova and others, to provide equipment and work with at-risk teens in Sofia to create photographs that document their lives.

ISAAC E. MATHES, BROOKLYN, NY
Host Country: Russia 
$7,500 to support the creation of Pro-Contra, a film that will blend documentary and narrative techniques to explore transition and social fragmentation in contemporary Moscow. Russian artist Georgiy Litichevskiy will serve as co-director of the film.

NICHOLAS MUELLNER, ITHACA, NY
Host Country: Russia 
$9,000 to support Now is the Winter, an exhibition of ten contemporary US and Russian artists. The exhibition, co-curated by Russia curator Mikhl Sindlin will be mounted at the Moscow non-profit space Proekt_Fabrika in May and June. A symposium is planned, and an extensive bi-lingual catalogue of the artists’ work, essays and interviews will be published following the exhibition and symposium.

THE MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY, CULVER CITY, CA
Host Countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan 
$8,000 to support the production, together with the Russian arts journal Kabinet, of The Great Soviet Eclipse, the final film of a series known as Chain of Flowers. The film will describe the thought and impact of Russian astronomer Nicholas Kozyrev (1908-1983) who, during imprisonment in a Russian Gulag, developed a controversial branch of astrophysics.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM, SEATTLE, WA
Host Country: Macedonia 
$4,000 to support travel by the organization’s Director David Hanagan to screen, at Skopje’s Lokomotiva, representative experimental and documentary films from the Pacific Northwest and to identify Macedonian work for inclusion in future Northwest Film Forum programming.

TEMPORARY SERVICES, CHICAGO, IL
Host Country: Slovenia
$7,500 to support three members of the collective to travel with their archive Home Inventions and to continue their documentation of unique inventions and re-inventions of everyday objects. The archive will be exhibited at Ljubljana’s P74 Gallery, which will collaborate with Temporary Services on a publication illustrating the project.