Les Voyages de Capitaine futur > Open call for applications
La Gaîté Lyrique, Cinekid, KIKK and WoeLab are coordinating Les Voyages de Capitaine futur, a joint project that aims to empower citizens with technology culture from a very young age. The four partners – festivals and exhibition venues for media art and the creative use of technology – are developing the project around Capitaine futur, an imaginary character whose journeys introduce, since 2011, children to contemporary art and new media, which serve as tools for emancipation and learning.
The partnership is launching an open call for proposals for the production and travelling exhibition of three original media artworks, which will be paired with creation workshops and online tutorials and exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, Namur and Lomé.
Creative fields: The call for proposals is open to all transdisciplinary art forms that use, experiment with, subvert and investigate media from a critical, creative, sensory-based perspective: artificial intelligence, art & science, robotics, bioart, machine learning, smart objects, interactive and speculative design, re/upcycling, etc.
The theme: “Supernatural: stories of worlds to come”: The organisers invite artists to offer their perspective on hybrid forms of ecology in which our technological environments have become natural elements. A new world where a host of singular species coexist: virtual animals, mutant plants, electronic viruses, insatiable computers, memory rocks, tentacular networks, autodidact algorithms, domestic robots, cybernetic forests and more. Is this organic, composite world an intermediate stage of natural evolution or a ‘big bang’ of singularities? What tools must we craft to survive, experience, adjust to and negotiate these new types of coexistence?
The call for proposals aims to elicit poetic visions, narrative approaches and fictional tales that recount a land where humans are no longer central and undergo a metamorphosis upon contact with heterogeneous beings.
Dotation: €15,000 per project
Deadline (extended): 6 September 2017