Call for Applications: Artist Residency Immersive Lab at HeK (Switzerland)

HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) and the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of the Zurich University of the Arts (ICST) are jointly calling for applications from artists to join a residency and production programme.

The organisers are looking for (a) European artist(s) willing to participate in a residency in Basel with the objective to learn how to work with the installation Immersive Lab and to produce a new work for it.

The Immersive Lab - developed by Daniel Bisig and Jan Schacher - is a unique sound and video space; in a ring-shaped arrangement it presents digital media produced in real time in a panorama projection with surround sound. The entire surface of the installation is touch-sensitive and allows visitors to interact and influence the content. The Immersive Lab has been further developed by the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST) of the Zurich University of the Arts for several years as a platform for the realisation and presentation of artistic works.

The artist(s) should possess technical and artistic expertise in the domain of media arts with a particular focus on real-time, audio-visual and collaborative forms of interaction. With respect to technical skills, the artist(s) should have experience in working with a creative coding software environment such as, for example, Processing, Max/MSP, Pure Data, Supercollider, OpenFrameworks, Cinder or similar. During the residency, the ICST team will provide conceptual guidance and technical support but cannot aid in the content creation nor provide software programming services.

The Immersive Lab residency covers the travel costs within Europe, provides accommodation in Basel between November 30th and December 15th, as well as a per diem of CHF 60 per day. The residency includes a 5-day workshop free of charge during the first week of the residency, from November 30th to December 4th, 2019.

Deadline: 22 September 2019

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