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Web Residencies Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart and the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Deadline: January 15, 2020

»Violent Consumer Media,« curated by Dani Ploeger

Over the two past decades, mobile phones, action cameras, toy drones and other digital consumer gadgets have played an increasingly important role in warfare, terrorism, hunting and other forms of what Slavoj Žižek calls »subjective violence.« The online distribution of self-generated content by soldiers, terrorists, and citizen journalists has complemented and influenced the narratives of mainstream media, while social media and other online platforms have facilitated the distribution of instructions to build DIY weapons and explosives.

Read the full text of the call here.

We accept text, performance, documentary video and fiction, 3D objects, net sculptures and installations, web archives, apps, and any other experimental mediums. Selected projects should be carried out in open-source formats that are well-documented, shareable, and consider the accessibility of its users, who may range in age, race, gender, economic class, and ability.

Submit your project proposal in the form of:
– a headline
– a concept text in English (1,000–1,500 characters with spaces)
– a header image (high resolution, landscape format)
– a short bio in English (500 characters with spaces)
– a portfolio PDF (images, text, links)

For each call, the curator selects four project proposals, whose creators are rewarded with a four-week residency and 750 USD. All selected web residents are nominated for the production prize HASH by Solitude & ZKM which will be awarded in February 2020.

Call release: Dec 18, 2019
Applications: until Jan 15, 2020 (midnight)
Web Residencies: until Feb 15, 2020

Web residencies
In 2016, Akademie Schloss Solitude launched the web residencies to encourage young talents of the international digital scene and artists from all disciplines dealing with web-based practices. ZKM has been program partner since 2017. For each call, the curator selects four project proposals whose creators receive a four-week residency and 750 USD. Artists are invited to experiment with digital technologies and new art forms, and reflect on the topics set by the curators. Web residencies are carried out exclusively online, and the works are presented on schloss-post.com.

Artists and students of all disciplines as well as former or current Solitude fellows may apply. There is no age limit.

Learn more about the program.

Submit your content under this link.
The deadline is January 15, 2020 (midnight).

Please write to is(at)akademie-solitude.de if you have any questions.


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