Convocatoria de residencias artísticas para el proyecto BIOESTETICA

annamaria monteverdi/ Marzo 4, 2017/ digital art


Arte y Ciencia
Fundación ZCC

The Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation offers a total of 3 on-site residencies lasting for a maximum of two months that will take place between the months of May, June and July 2017 at Etopia, Centre for Art and Technology, of Zaragoza (Spain).

The artworks produced will form part of the contents of the BIOESTETIC exhibition, which will be programmed at the same centre in September 2017, as part of the activities of the European Digital Art and Science Network ( artandscience/).

The Network is an international project whose aim is to promote and exchange creative experiences that bring together both art and science.  It is co-financed by the EU Creative Europe programme and coordinated by Ars Electronica (Linz, AT), whose members include seven important European entities: GV Art (London, UK), DIG Gallery (Kosice, SK), Science Gallery (Dublin, IE), LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón, ES), Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento (Zaragoza, ES), Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana, SI), and Center for the Promotion of Science (Belgrade, RS).

The call is aimed at artists and creators who wish to develop artistic works and projects in residency. These works and projects will reflect upon the concept of post-nature and will be framed within one of the following three lines:

  • Identity

Projects that address the redefinition of identities of all types, the dissolution of the borders between “self” and the “other”, the natural and the artificial, the individual and the group, always within a reflection framework related to nature, where the latter has lost its condition of “natural” to become an “artificial” entity.

  • New ecologies

Projects that address new ways of conceiving the relationship between agents (human and not human), new eco-systems that alter the traditional conceptions of ecology, ecologist initiative (visibilisation, restitution, transformation), emergence of new post-nature agents that pose new ecosystem relationships.

  • Living natures / Dead natures

Projects that address nature in terms of “vibrating matter”, through initiatives that work with biomaterials, transforming, processing, self-producing parts, in which time plays a main role, as well as the reflection upon the dissolution of the limits between life and death (or non-life), the permanent and the ephemeral.

Artists selected will be allowed to develop their projects at Etopia’s lab, stay in the residency of Etopia, fee and production budget.

How to present a candidacy and the deadline

The deadline for the receipt of candidacies is April 3rd, 2017, at 24h.

The candidacies must be presented by e-mail, sending an e-mail to the address: info@fundació indicating in the subject [Open Call BIOESTETICA] and with at least the following contents:

• A personal CV/résumé, with links to other works/residencies/milestones achieved in the past.

• A video in Spanish and in English lasting for at least 5 minutes, explaining the proposed artwork to be carried out, and a work plan to be executed during the residency. The videos can be sent as files or links to an online platform.

• Work plan, residency and production, including estimated dates to carry out the work.

• If there are any extra or specific needs (Re. calendar, equipment to be purchased or rented,…) the proposals must mention this so they can be evaluated by the jury.

• Contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address, as well as availability.

For more information, see the PDF document

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