ZKM (Germany) > Open Call for Artists: Residency "MyCity, MySounds"

»MyCity, MySounds« is a georeferencing app for iOS- and Android-based smart devices developed by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in 2014. »MyCity, MySounds« can be used to record field-recordings, create site-specific miniature compositions, media-supported Soundwalks or audio and video walks and share them with a growing community. For this purpose, sounds are recorded with the app or loaded into the app and positioned on a digital map according to their localization data. In 2017, for example, Thomas M. Siefert and Lasse-Marc Riek's »rhein_strom« project was realized, in which a section of the Rhine - from the source of the Rhine to the port of Karlsruhe - was mapped in a variety of sounds. For »100 Sounds«, the French sound artist Sébastien Roux as early as 2015 transferred a grid measuring 250 m x 200 m to the city map of Karlsruhe and created a transitory soundcape composition for Karlsruhe's urban space.

»MyCity, MySounds« was developed further in 2017 by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in cooperation with the Athens institutions Onassis Cultural Centre and Medea Electronique as part of the project »INTERFACES« and is co-financed by the European Union's »Creative Europe« funding programme.

Four scholarships of 1500€ each will be awarded. Within the framework of an Artist Residency at ZKM, the selected artists will be able to work on their project ideas and sketches over a period of one month and realize a new artistic work. Over the one-month scholarship period, the artists have no obligation to reside in Karlsruhe, although sporadic stays at the ZKM | Karlsruhe have to be scheduled. Travel expenses will be covered up to an amount of 400€. Accomodation expenses will be covered up to an amount of 500€. The residency will take place in the second half of 2018 and must have been completed by the end of 2018.

Deadline: 20 May 2018

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