Throughout the month of August 2018, BUFU created the Eyedream Residency within the collective’s year-long residency at Eyebeam. Inspired by the question, “what would we need to feel supported by a residency program?” and driven by the aim of leveraging BUFU’s institutional access to redistribute resources, the Eyedream Residency invited engaged artists, creators, healers, storytellers, technologists, organizers, and “other lit ass people” to develop projects under the theme “solidarity is possible, but not inevitable.”
Divided into four weeklong incubators, 18 residents were given stipends and invited to work solo or collectively with access to shared workspace, 3D printing technology, Adobe Creative Suite, and hard and soft skillshares around organizing, facilitation, and technology. Each week concluded in a weekend of free public programming, exhibitions, performances, and turn-ups highlighting the residents’ projects.
Participants were also invited to exhibit work at BUFU’s month-long SOLIDARITY IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT INEVITABLE exhibition at Abrons Arts Center.