With the newly established project Dialekt - An exploration of international co-creation in audiovisual artistic expression and performance, three partners across three countries come together in order to present a call-out for artists to travel, develop a project in residency, and perform at each location – at Sound Art Lab in Struer, Denmark, Inkonst in Malmö, Sweden, and Eastern Bloc in Montreal, Canada.
Dialekt grew out of a curiosity for exploration of co-creation across sectors, aiming to foster a framework that can allow artists active in the fields of digital art and experimental sonic practices to experience fruitful exchanges and professional development within their own practice whilst connecting with institutions, collaborators and audiences in regions that they otherwise wouldn’t necessarily have access to.
The focus of innovation for this project lies very much in the forefront for all of the involved partners. Both Sound Art Lab, Inkonst and Eastern Bloc, are all pushing forward-thinking projects in and around their overlapping programmes of digital arts, sonic arts and electronic music, and constantly support implementing changes for developing new techniques and tools in these areas. Although the chosen artists that will be selected for this programme around exchange and co-creation might have different backgrounds, workflows and strategies, they will be tied together by striving towards exploring new technologies, aesthetics, shapes and forms within their artistic practice.
Interdisciplinary and sound artists, audiovisual performers, experimental electronic composers and musicians are invited to submit proposals of projects currently in development to be completed, or improvisational practices that could be further worked upon during three shorter residency periods, all concluding in live performance opportunities across three countries. Individuals residing in Denmark, Sweden, and in the province of Quebec can apply.
Selected applicants will spend a total of about 3 weeks in residence divided between the different centres in order to further develop and build upon live performance structures and explore audiovisual tools and techniques, to ultimately publicly present their work during different stages of their project as part of public events. Travel and accommodation will be covered between all three locations, and artists will be received a total compensation of 2100$ CAD / 16,895 SEK / 10,803 DKK including per diem covering meal
and incidental expenses, residency and public presentation fees.