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by Julienne

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Julienne Dolphin Wilding founded the artist in residency program Event Horizon in March 2018. Event Horizon offers private creative space with off-site rented accommodation and on-site donation based glamping. The studio building is created from used shipping containers and is completely insulated, set in 30,000 Sq m (8 acres) of private land owned by Julienne and is close to the sea. The land is primarily an olive grove at the beginning of the Havgas gorge.

We selected three 12m steel dry shipping containers from a used cargo dealer in Athens. The containers were then cut in half for easy transport due to the narrow road access restrictions around Fourni Village. This restriction dictated the design layout which forms a square tunnel with an atrium for natural light. The building is insulated with Polystyrene Foamboard and Marine Ply cladding on the outside walls and PolTherma DS sandwich panels on the roof. See Our Story.

Event Horizon studio facility is free of charge. The studio space is called an “artist in residency” but it is non-residential in domestic terms. Event Horizon is not subsidized and donations large or small are welcome toward the continued development of the Artist in Residency.

Rented Accommodation is available: The Architect´s House and a Windmill in Neapolis Town (7km from studio). Gypsy Caravan and Byzantine Painters House in Fourni Village (2km from studio).
Bursaries on-site: donation based glamping in conventional caravan and camping.

Individuals granted Accommodation Bursaries will need to make a donation or have significant input to the project. Donations are requested as a contribution towards running costs and should ideally be set at a level that will be affordable for all artists, therefore we suggest a small donation per day for each camper to support the residency.

Event Horizon is a Crete based building created with creative people in mind. A retreat for production and experimentation. Studio space is available following an application which is evaluated by a selection panel. Interviews will be held on Skype. Artists are assessed through reference to six criteria.

Event Horizon is a private retreat and residents do not usually overlap for significant amounts of time, if indeed at all, in which case residents usually work alone or with their partner/assistants.

We are using the cosmological phenomenon of the event horizon as an analogy for art and creativity as a transcendent concept. Ingenuity is experimentation with the mysterious and provides a way to experience one's self in relation to the universe. Creative people of all disciplines are welcome as artist in residence.

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We are witness to the devastation of the environment by rich and poor human activity and after so many years working to raise fragile planet awareness I have become a warrior for sustainable living. Applicants with this ideology are especially welcome.

Read Julienne's Biography