Chronus Art Center (CAC) and Duke Kunshan University (DKU) are co-hosting their first 3-month Research and Creation Fellowship. The programme is designed for international artists and researchers in the area of media art and related domains, taking place at Chronus Art Center’s Research/Creation Lab (CAC Lab) in Shanghai, and Duke Kunshan University’s Humanities Research Center (DKU HRC) in Kunshan, China. The 2020 Fall Research and Creation Fellowship aims to foster global exchange, advancing the discourse and practice of media art, and contributing to both institutions’ educational mission and future collection. The residency period will last three months, October – December 2020 (subject to adjustment depending on travel regulations).
The theme of this year’s fellowship is ‘WWW, World Wide What, or the Revised Onto-Epistemology of the Internet and its Many Connected Things’. The organisers invite applications from artists working in critical media art and design, and related domains, whose practice deals with the intersections of the politics of media, digital infrastructure and ecosystems, and promotes collective visions for the Internet in its many forms. Relevant proposals might want to address disparities in online access, digital infrastructure and its hunger for resources, promises and caveats of AI, trade-offs between digital privacy and convenience, blockchain and open-source, internet of things past optimisation.
The program is open to all nationalities, genders, social and racial backgrounds. Applicants must not be currently enrolled in degree-granting academic programs, with the exception of PhD candidates aiming to develop technical work within the scope of the Fellowship programme. Individuals or collectives are welcome to apply. The selected Fellow(s) will be offered a total amount of USD$10,000 for a 3 month period, including artist fee, travel and accommodation, living expenses, and production stipend.