#AroundFestivals #ARS_Electronica #OpenCall #Santiago #Chile #Linz #Austria #ESO – Residency Award
Deadline / 10/ Jan / 2016
art&science @ ESO – Residency Award, the partnership continues and Ars Electronica together with theEuropean Southern Observatory (ESO) launches the second open call for the Residency program. The residency is in two parts – with an initial 2-6 weeks at ESO, where the winning artists will have a specially dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part will be a month with the Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner will develop and make new work inspired by the residencies. From the first meeting between the artists, their scientific Mentors from ESO and Futurelab mentors, they will all participate in a dialogue which will be a public blog of their creative process until the final work is produced and maybe beyond. In this way, the public will be able to join in the conversation.
The residency will again be part of the „European Digital Art and Science Network“ initiated by Ars Electronica and seven cultural partners throughout Europe (Center for the promotion of science, RS – DIG Gallery, SK – Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, ES – Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova, SI – GV Art, UK – Laboral, ES – Science Gallery, IE) with the support of the Creative Europe Program of the EU.
The Residency is divided in two parts – with an initial 2-6 weeks at ESO, where the winning artist will have a specially dedicated science mentor to inspire him/her and his/her work. After a first introduction and coming together at the ESO offices in Santiago the dedicated artist will be able to choose her/his preferred residency place which can be ALMA, La Silla, Paranal or APEX. “The European Southern Observatory is the main organization in the world for ground-based astronomy. While most scientists would tend to see those facilities only as big tools for astrophysical research, ESO’s sites in Chile become many additional things when seen from the perspective of visitors from other backgrounds: they are also showcases of advanced technologies, examples of the complicated logistics required for operating in remote places, flagships of international cooperation for peaceful purposes, or places of inspirations, as felt by artists who have had the chance to be there.”, Fernando Comerón – Head of the ESO Representation in Chile.
The second part will be a month with the Ars Electronica Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner will develop and make new work inspired by the ESO residency. The Ars Electronica Futurelab focuses on the future of the nexus of art, technology and society. The lab’s team bases its work commitment upon transdisciplinary research and work which results in a variety of different disciplines. Having Artists and Researchers from all over the globe collaborating with – and taking residencies at – the Ars Electronica Futurelab, is fundamental to this Atelier/Laboratory.
Presentation of a new artwork inspired by the residency process at the Ars Electronica Festival 2016 and within modular/mobile exhibitions at the different cultural partner institutions throughout Europe.
Accommodation in Chile and Austria is covered by the residency prize.
Scientific facilities at the ESO and different Lab’s at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Santiago, Chile and Linz, Austria
2-6 weeks at ESO, Chile and 4 weeks at the AEF, Linz
Travel and hospitality, production budget, artist fee.