The Junge Akademie of the Akademie der Künste, in partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the E.ON Stiftung, is offering a new international fellowship to fund projects at the interface between art and science on the topic of the human-machine relationship.
The complex relationship between human and machine has been the subject of art and artistic practice since the beginning of the Industrial Age. In the face of digitalisation and the emergence and development of digital technologies, the topic has taken on new meaning. Against this background, fundamental philosophical, economic, ecological and ethical concepts as well as images of the world we live in are being questioned by the new human-machine interfaces in the technosphere and the age of the Anthropocene. They shift through new types of networking, interaction and collaboration between human and machine or are completely transformed. On the other hand, there is the proclamation of alternative ways of being human and the body in relation to nature and technology.
The idea of artistic research and the multidisciplinary approach are what connect the Akademie der Künste’s Junge Akademie and VISIT. The programme cooperation allows both partners to expand their networks, know-how and even their studio locations to the benefit of the funded artists. The perspective of art, science and business are to be connected in the context of the programme in order to facilitate comprehensive answers to current societal issues.
The thematic fellowship will be advertised three times until the end of 2022. Each fellowship is endowed with EUR 20,000, which can be used for salary payments as well as for costs associated with travel and production, exhibitions and documentation.