Sonic Acts is proud to announce the continuation of the OVEREXPOSED residency programme. With this renewed open call, they invite applications from artists and researchers working across the fields of environmental humanities with a special focus on pollution and experimental art and media.
OVEREXPOSED is part of a four-year research programme from Sonic Acts on the materiality of pollution and systemic and political issues related to the contamination of our environment. It is an opportunity for artists and researchers to expand their practice and develop new ideas and methodologies while being financially supported in their work.
As it is still difficult to host residents physically, the programme accommodates three artists and researchers in a home-based residency scheduled to take place in November 2021.
Residents are expected to present their research in three formats:
- As a text (between 4000 and 8000 words) to be published on one or more suitable Sonic Acts channels.
- As a research journal that focuses on visual materials – field notes, photos, archival findings, etc. – to be published alongside the text.
- As a public presentation, such as a lecture, concert or video screening, to be organised by Sonic Acts in collaboration with the resident.
The residency lasts for one continuous month in November and each resident receives a total fee of €2000 – this includes production costs during the residency.
Costs for public presentations as part of a Sonic Acts programme will be borne separately by Sonic Acts, while presentation dates will be arranged in consultation.
The OVEREXPOSED residency programme is intended for artists and researchers active in the fields of environmental, blue, animal and energy humanities, discard studies, disaster studies, waste colonialism, health care studies, postcolonial studies, geopolitics, media and experimental arts. Sonic Acts particularly welcomes applications from disabled, queer, non-binary and Black and Indigenous artists and researchers. There is no age limit for applicants and those younger than 35 years old are especially encouraged to apply. The programme is also open to collectives.