The ONB Labs – a platform to foster and inspire research, experimentation and creative work with the Austrian National Library’s digital collections and data – are calling for applications for their web residency programme.
How does data become information that we can read? What role do aesthetics play in the politics of viewership? How can papyrus scrolls, musical scores, historical postcards and other treasures buried in the ONB Labs archives be explored artistically and in a way that is meaningful to our contemporary moment of unrest?
The web residency invites artists to address these questions. Artists from all levels of experience, who are interested in mining the ONB Lab’s historical archives, are encouraged to apply to this four-week programme. This opportunity aims to engage critically and creatively with data sets from the ONB Labs, culminating in a browser-based work that will be exhibited online.
Artistic approaches of all formats, whether they might be digital, physical, sculptural, poetic or conceptual are encouraged; the only requirements are that the final result needs to be exhibited online and engaged with the ONB Labs collections.
Selected projects will be supported with a production budget of 500€. Two projects will be selected; individuals or collectives can apply, but the production budget will remain the same. The residencies run for 4 weeks from 12 April 2021.