open call

ZKM announces call for applications 2020/21 for residency program: “Beyond Matter”

Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art and ZKM | 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 program about?
On Site, the fellows should develop an artistic production or theoretical concept that takes as a starting point the core questions of Beyond Matter project. How can artistic practices using virtual reality contribute to current political and social discourses? How can virtual reality serve as a medial basis for overcoming physicality and temporality? What can VR stand for? Virtual Reality, Variable Relations, Vertical Radiation, Valid Readings, Vaporous Restoration, or Visible Revision? We invite applicants to consider not only the multivalent applications of the latest representational systems, but also how they can be expanded.

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. We want to expressly point out that not just cultural producers who work in the field of virtual media are ask to apply but all artists and theoreticians with variations of artistic and theoretic outcome. Project proposals developed in relation 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 a statements presentation.

What do we offer?
For the two month stay each location offers the residents particular resources and opportunities:

ZKM | Hertz-Lab: 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 appointment.

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 with 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 Tirana
–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, 2020.
Please send your application in PDF format with the subject “Beyond Matter Residency” to [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Corina L. Apostol, Tallinn Art Hall: [email protected]
Adela Demetja, Tirana Art Lab: [email protected]

The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

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