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.
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 Matter project.
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 spirituality?
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 statement. Each residency is fully funded and includes travel, accommodation, a stipend, and production costs. For all three locations, the dates are: September 1 – October 31, 2021 and May 1 – June 30, 2022.
Due to the Corona Pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, for which, in turn, no uniform European regulation has been adopted so far, we would like to note that, regarding the physical stay, the residency period may be postponed. On that account we also offer the possibility of applying with an online project instead that does not have to be implemented on site, but could be shown on a hosted website.
The residencies are held in English, applications are accepted only in English and by e-mail until April 30, 2021. For more info on how to apply, please visit Tallinn Art Hall website.
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.
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