MAAJAAM (Estonia) > Open call

The aim of the residency is to explore the idea of digital natives and digital immigrants. At the present time, people are more connected to each other by technology than by physical space. Technological tools have become our prosthesis, that help us reach out on global level. Subsequent generations awaken into new technological normalities being disjunct to the realities of their predecessors. Compared to their forefathers, the digital immigrants, who were expected to adapt in a fast-evolving society powered by technology and steered by global markets, their sense of reality has transformed.

The residency is located at MAAJAAM, an old farmhouse in Southern Estonia that blends together the two realities of digital immigrants and natives. Created to encourage experimentations with technological realities, the residency gives space to contemplate, question and explore aspects of technological society; its influence on our behaviour, perception and thinking as well as on our surrounding environments.

MAAJAAM is seeking proposals for a 10-day production residency aimed towards an exhibition/festival (festibition). The works are to be installed/performed in the landscape spread out around MAAJAAM.

Forms of works: site-sensitive installations, interventions, performances, workshops and other process-based projects. 

Proposals for works which have a time dimension and/or encourage active participation are preferred. It doesn’t mean we prefer performances, rather that we’d like to think of proposed works as events (based on interactivity, process, duration etc).

Successful applicants receive an artist fee and a modest budget for production of their proposal. Food and accomodation will be covered. Artists travelling from countries covered by Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden) are asked to apply for a travel grant themselves. For others the organisers cover the flights.

Deadline: 15 January 2018

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