transmediale festival > Digital Residencies for ‘What Stays – Archiving Care’ (Online)

transmediale festival in cooperation with the JUNGE AKADEMIE of Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia are pleased to announce What Stays – Archiving Care. This year-long project will explore digital counter-archives and the role of technology in opening up alternative histories and memories, and launches with an open call for three digital residencies for international artists from any discipline. 

Challenging records, reclaiming narratives, or writing differences into public accounts, requires defiance, imagination, and the bringing together of oppositional experiences and knowledge. Often incomplete and unstable, archives have become spaces where accounts of histories are contested and expanded through acts of resistance and refusal. Examining the gaps, omissions, and the politics of metadata, What Stays – Archiving Care explores how counter-archives can be built through gestures of care, opening up alternative histories, narratives, and stories.

The call is open for artists (working individually or in collectives) to submit new or ongoing projects working with digital technologies, counter-histories, and experimental archival formats. Each three month online residency is awarded €3000 and will take place remotely between June - September 2021.The completed work will be presented online and residents will be invited to partake in an event in the year-long programme of the project partners.

Applications to What Stays – Archiving Care are open to all web based formats including text, 3D objects, sound, performances, APIs and games, among others. The organisers particularly welcome projects that follow the principles of open source, accessibility and participation.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

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