Open Call Medea Electronique Koumaria Residency 2012
Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece, focusing on improvisation and new media practices.
The residency is held between Oct 08th – 21st in cooperation with the Onassis Cultural Centre, who will host the performance of the residency results as part of a major international 3 day event entitled Across the Great Divide—Creative Human—Machine Improvisations. This event will feature workshops, lectures, performances and demonstrations by many of the leading artist/theorists working in the field of human—machine artistic interactions. Residents will have the unique opportunity to participate in this event, and interact with these, and other, participating artists.
Accordingly, the theme of the residency this year is Machine-Human Improvisational Interactions, and applicants to the residency are requested to submit with their application a project description that speaks to this theme, and evidence of prior work undertaken in this area.
Applications from artists working across the spectrum of new media arts (musicians, dancers-performers, video artists, photographers, etc.) are welcome. Up to 6 participants from the applications received will be selected.
Paperwork to submit before July 15th 2012.
The residency provides:
- transportation from Athens to the residency and back.
- housing and food supplies in Sparta
- Internet connection
- housing in Athens during the presentations