Transmediale (Germany) > Vilém Flusser Artistic Research Residency Programme

With the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research the organisers are calling for artistic research projects that actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. We therefore understand artistic research as an exploration of the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.

With the two-month residency programme, the organisers would like to support projects and works in different stages of development, from the first conceptual steps up to significant advancements of already existing projects and works. A comprehensible research interest is of importance for the jury’s decision; the relation between the work and issues and questions addressed in its research with the context of our society as a whole; first ideas regarding the approach during the period of the residency (strategy, workshops, presentations, etc.); and the connection to the focus of the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research. This is not a production grant. During the period of the residency at least one workshop and public presentation in the framework of transmediale and UdK is expected from the selected resident. However, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project-to-project basis. One month before the start of the residency, details will be prepared/discussed in regular meetings between the resident, transmediale and the Vilém Flusser Archive (also possible via skype). In the selection process, special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.

The period of residency is two months, between May and July 2018. The details of the final period will be defined in agreement with the selected resident. The residency covers:

• travel costs to Berlin

• stipend/grant of 1,300 EUR per month

• workspace at the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK).

Depending on the project, collaborations with classes and studios can be arranged at the UdK Institute for time based media and other UdK institutions. Where applicable, transmediale will seek to integrate the residency project into its schedule of all-year program.

Deadline: 30 November 2017

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