[oberlist] EE/AL/DE* call/air: Beyond Matter Residency
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OPEN CALL: Beyond Matter Residency
Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art and
Hertz-Lab of the ZKM I Center for Art and Media are jointly calling for
European art practitioners /theoreticians to apply for one of three
production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana.
What is the Residency about?
These residencies are programmed in the framework of the long-term
project Beyond Matter and will be hosted by three of the partner
institutions Hertz-Lab of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe,
Tallinn Art Hall and Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art. On
site, the fellows should develop an artistic production or theoretical
concept that takes as a starting point the core questions of Beyond
How can virtual reality tools and digitisation contribute to development
of artistic practices that question materiality and offer possibilities
to shift the discourse into other dimensions like experience,
visualisation, imagination, sensory perception, atmosphere or
How can artistic practices using virtual reality contribute to current
political and social discourses? What is the potential of virtual
reality within the art field? And how can virtual reality serve as a
medial basis for overcoming physicality and temporality in order to
create something new – based on today’s possibilities What can VR stand
for? Virtual Reality, Variable Relations, Vertical Radiation, Valid
Readings, Vaporous Restoration, or Visible Revision. With this residency
we invite applicants to consider not only the multivalent applications
of the latest representational systems, but also how they can be
expanded. The future applications must be thought of as versatile as
their fields of application are constituted. That is why the search is
not for one answer, but for many solutions.
Who do we want to reach?
The residency provides artists and theoreticians working in the field of
contemporary art from the EU and Associated Countries with the
opportunity to live and work in Karlsruhe, Tallinn or Tirana for a
period of two months. We want to expressly point out that not just
cultural producers who work in the field of virtual media are asked to
apply but all artists and theoreticians with variations of artistic and
theoretical outcomes. Project proposals developed in relation to and
conversation with the local realities of each of the locations will be
prioritised. The residents will have access to the institutional
Infrastructures and each residency will result in the presentation of a
What do we offer?
For the two month stay each location offers the residents
particular resources and opportunities:
Hertz-Lab of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe: Workshops
(wood, metal, electrical), dark projection room, set-up areas for bigger
installations, green screen studio, sound studio with multi-channel
audio projection and a volumetric capturing system available by
Tallinn Art Hall: Opportunity to hold workshops, sessions and/or
seminars related to the overall themes of the project and in particular
on the challenges with the latest XR-Applications, networking
opportunities, research support, support to travel regionally, space for
workshops and seminars.
Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art: Research and production of
artworks engaging with the overall themes of the project and involving
public space/Interventions in public space related to the city of
Tirana, using Extended Reality Technologies.
How are you financially supported?
Each residency is fully funded and includes travel, accommodation, a
stipend, and production costs.
How do you apply?
Applications have to include the following documents:
Your contact information (name, address, e-mail, phone, website)
Letter of intent explaining why you are applying and what would you like
to focus on during the residence (max. 5000 characters)
Brief informative curriculum vitae (max. 1 page)
Which residency location you are applying for: Karlsruhe, Tallinn, or
Portfolio (max. 10 MB)
Please note: Accepted candidates are required to use the residence in
its full length during fixed periods of time. In the first round of
residencies, two candidates will be selected for Karlsruhe, two for
Tallinn Art Hall and three for Tirana Art Lab.
For all three locations, the dates are: September 1 – October 31, 2020
and May 1 – June 30, 2021.
Applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until April 30,
Please send your application in PDF format with the subject “Beyond
Matter Residency” to residencies at beyondmatter.eu
Selected participants will be notified latest until May 31, 2020.
The jury for selecting the artists consists of curators of ZKM, Tallinn
Art Hall, and Tirana Art Lab.
For further questions please contact:
Felix Koberstein, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe:
koberstein at zkm.de
Corina L. Apostol, Tallinn Art Hall: corina at kunstihoone.ee
Adela Demetja, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art:
adela.demetja at tiranaartlab.org
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European
Asociatia Oberliht / Association
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