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CERN / Copenhagen Contemporary: Collide Copenhagen (Switzerland / Denmark)

The Large Hadron Collider - an awesome science fiction assemblage of metal rings and flowing wires.

Arts at CERN and Copenhagen Contemporary welcome proposals for the second edition of Collide Copenhagen. Artists and collectives from any country are invited to submit their proposals for a fully-funded two-month residency shared between CERN in Geneva and Copenhagen Contemporary.

The selected artist will devote this period to artistic research and exploration, in dialogue with physicists, engineers, and laboratory staff. After the residency, a development phase will follow, during which the artist will define and produce an artwork to be included in an exhibition at CC in 2025. Throughout this journey, artists will receive curatorial support from the Geneva and Copenhagen teams.

Collide is a unique opportunity for artists working in the crossovers between art, science and technology, who are interested in engaging with the vibrant communities of CERN and Copenhagen. The call invites applications that explore the profound impact of advanced technologies and novel scientific models on contemporary culture.

Artists from any country in the world are invited to submit an application proposing a project that combines research and production of a new work to develop during a two-month residency. The residency will be split in two periods, the first month at CERN (October/November 2024) and the second month in Copenhagen (November/December 2024).

Collide offers the selected artist or artist collective the following financial support and conditions:

  • Living expenses for two months at CERN, Geneva, and Copenhagen.
  • Travel costs and accommodation within a fixed budget for the artistic residency period at CERN and Copenhagen.
  • A production stipend of CHF 15,000.

In case of an artist collective, all these costs will be split between the members. A maximum of 2 members of a collective can be hosted at the same time as residents.


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