[Closed] Vilém Flusser Residency 2019 – Call for Entry

[Closed] Vilém Flusser Residency 2019 – Call for Entry

The submission platform for the 2019 edition of our Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research is now open. Apply until 30 November 2018!

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

 
“Future images will be art at high level because they will owe their production to this dialectic between the theory embedded in the apparatuses and the intuitive hallucinatory power of the envisioners.”
— Vilém Flusser
 

With the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research we are calling for artistic research projects that actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. We therefore understand artistic research as an exploration of the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.

For Vilém Flusser, theory and praxis are intrinsically tied to each other. His nomadic thinking was shaped by a philosophy of positions; experimental testing of different ways of thinking and the linking of different disciplines and methodologies played a significant role in his work. Not the search for the truth but rather the playing around with the aesthetic constitution of truth characterized his thinking, often developed in dialogue with others. A fundamental principle of his philosophy is the dialogue between disciplines, points of views, and methodologies. Knowledge production as a dialogue between different standpoints (between science and art, laboratory and applied research, old and new media, local and global forms of organization) is therefore the guiding principle for the concept of artistic research, which is supported by the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.

Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research
With the two-month residency program, we would like to support projects and works in different stages of development, from first conceptual steps up to significant advancements of already existing projects and works. A comprehensible research interest is of importance for the jury’s decision; the relation between the work and issues and questions addressed in its research with the context of our society as a whole; first ideas regarding the approach during the period of the residency (strategy, workshops, presentations etc.); and the connection to the focus of the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.

This is not a production grant. During the period of the residency at least one workshop and public presentation in the framework of transmediale and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) is expected from the selected resident. However, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions, and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project-to-project basis. One month before the start of the residency, details will be prepared/discussed in regular meetings between the resident, transmediale, and the Vilém Flusser Archive at UdK (also possible via skype). In the selection process, special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.

Note
The period of residency is two months, between May and July 2019. The details of the final period will be defined in agreement with the selected resident. The residency covers:
– travel costs to Berlin
– stipend/grant of 1,300 EUR per month
– workspace at the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of Arts (UdK)
Depending on the project, collaborations with classes and studios can be arranged at the UdK Institute for time based media and other UdK institutions. Where applicable, transmediale will seek to integrate the residency project into its schedule of all-year program.

Further details of the project presentation at transmediale and Vilém Flusser Archive will be negotiated directly with the applicant.

Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018 | Conditions of Entry
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The residency program is a cooperation between the Vilém Flusser Archive at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and transmediale – festival for art and digital culture Berlin.

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