Beyond Matter > Virtual Media Residencies for Artists and Theorists (Germany / Estonia / Albania)
Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, and the ZKM I Centre for Art and Media are jointly calling for European art practitioners / theoreticians to apply for one of the three production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana, taking place 1 September – 31 October 2020 and 1 May – 30 June 2021.
These residencies are conceived within the framework of the long-term project Beyond Matter (‘Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality’). On-site, fellows are expected to develop an artistic production or a theoretical concept that builds on the core questions underlying the Beyond Matter project. How can virtual reality tools and digitisation contribute to the development of artistic practices that question materiality and offer possibilities to shift the discourse into other dimensions, such as experience, visualisation, imagination, sensory perception, atmosphere or spirituality? How can artistic practices using virtual reality contribute to current political and social discourses? What is the potential of virtual reality within the art field? And finally, how can virtual reality serve as a media basis for overcoming physicality and temporality in order to create something new based on today's possibilities?
The organisers expressly point out that they invite applications not only from those working in the field of virtual media but also artists and theoreticians with various artistic and theoretical practices and outcomes. Priority will be given to project proposals developed in relation to and conversation with the local realities of each of the locations.
Residencies are fully funded and include travel expenses, free accommodation, a stipend, and coverage of production costs.
Deadline: 30 April 2020