PRAKSIS > Residency, ‘Climata: Capturing Change at a Time of Ecological Crisis’ (Norway)

Residency organiser PRAKSIS has worked with German sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek to develop a residency that takes as a starting point questions he addresses in his practice:

  • What do climate soundscapes sound like; how, and where, do they occur?

  • What can sound tell us about how the world is changing and our future?

  • What effect do human-generated soundscapes have on biodiversity and climate?

  • In what ways can ecological change be represented to instigate meaningful change?

The current open call invites applications from artists, musicians, poets, scientists and others with an interest in ecology and sound, and a desire to explore these and related questions.

The residency itself will extend over a six-month period and feature 2 x two-week-long periods of group residency activity (30 April - 10 May 2020 and 5-17 October 2020) based in Oslo. In the intervening period participants are invited to continue the residency dialogue via digital platforms.

PRAKSIS provides:

  • Accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo.

  • Residents are responsible for their own travel and any further costs, but selected international participants will receive a stipend of 3000 NOK (approximately 300 euros).

  • Weekly meals to encourage discussion, debate and friendship. On weekdays PRAKSIS will provide lunch at PRAKSIS HQ. Dinners for all residents plus invited guests are held weekly.

  • Information and links to the city’s cultural scene, informing residents about exhibitions, talks, performances and other events.

  • Activities including residency-related visits, a tour of Oslo's galleries, networking events, discussions and group critiques – some open to the public. A screening/seminar event will address issues surrounding the residency theme.

Eight places are available, and applications are welcome from residents of Oslo, Norwegian nationals, and international candidates. There is an application fee of 75 NOK.

Deadline: 20 January 2020

Find all details online.