CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, and Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) are proud to collaborate in the framework of the Collide residency award. Established in 2012, Collide is the international residency award that brings arts and science together in collaboration with leading cultural institutions in Europe.
Collide Copenhagen residency award is the new collaboration framework between CERN and CC that aims to support artistic research on art, science, and technology. Within this unique collaboration framework, Collide will be taking place annually over a three-year period (2023-2025).
For the first edition and the following annual calls, Arts at CERN and CC are inviting artists to reflect on the impact of science and research in contemporary culture. Proposals that consider the role of advanced technologies and novel scientific models as major topics in society are welcome. Collide is especially seeking artistic proposals that reflect on themes such as artificial intelligence, the modelling and analysis of vast datasets, the emergence of quantum technologies, and their interpretation from philosophical and ethical standpoints.
The artists selected for the 2023-2025 editions will be invited to take part in an ambitious exhibition at CC in 2025, investigating technology’s impact on humanity.
Artists from any country in the world are invited to submit an application proposing a project that combines research and production of a new work to develop during a two-month residency. The residency will be split in two periods, the first month at CERN (October 2023) and the second month in Copenhagen (November 2023). The scope of this proposal will include a research period in both locations, and a posterior development phase to define and produce a new artwork, with the curatorial support of both curatorial teams in Geneva and Copenhagen.
Collide offers the selected artist or artist collective the following financial support and conditions:
- Living expenses for two months at CERN, Geneva, and Copenhagen.
- Travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the artistic residency period at CERN and Copenhagen.
- A production stipend of CHF 15,000.
In case of an artist collective, all these costs will be split between the members. A maximum of 2 members of a collective can be hosted at the same time as residents.