RE:SOURCE | OPEN CALL 1: The Mine
FIBER x NEW NOW | 15 – 31 May 2023
Deadline: 9 April
For Netherlands-based artists
As part of the nomadic Reassemble Lab, FIBER announces one of two European residencies for Netherlands-based artists, designers and artistic researchers who are working with the creative and critical inquiry of technology and immersive storytelling to increase ecological and geological awareness. Under the title RE:SOURCE, the first residencies will take place in 2023 in close collaboration with our partner NEW NOW. This first open call invites artists to submit a proposal for the development of a work relating to a UNESCO site: the largest, now inactive, coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen.
Are you an artistic maker interested in immersing yourself in the formation of design research in relation to landscapes of extraction, landscape transformation, and conservation? Have you done research into the history of resource extraction and industrialization and connected it to bigger questions around the current climate emergency? Then we encourage you to apply to our first open call before 9 April 2023. The launch of the second open call will follow later in 2023.
By responding to our open call, you are applying to be part of NEW NOW’s on-site residency programme from 15 May to 31 May 2023. Progress and an installation prototype developed during this residency will be showcased during the Festival’s opening weekend from 1 to 4 June at the Zollverein in Essen. The location’s past invites you to take a closer look at the energy endeavours in recent history. As the largest coal extraction mine in the world, Zollverein was a huge driver of modernity, industrialisation, and the exploitation of the environment. The Coal Mine is now closed and functions as a cultural centre, nevertheless these forces – of overcoming gravity and transforming unimaginable amounts of energies – are still shaping our contemporary lives.
FIBER and NEW NOW artistically explore the shift from industrialization to digitalization by investigating newly emerging forces and their interaction with each other.
About New Now
NEW NOW is a Festival for Digital Arts at the Zeche Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage in Essen (Germany). During the festival, the Mixing Plant on the former Coking Plant on the coal mine industrial complex shapeshifts into a vibrant production site and meeting spot for artistic makers and researchers.The location’s history invites us to take a closer look at the energy endeavors in recent history.
During the festival, the Mixing Plant on the former Coking Plant on the coal mine industrial complex shapeshifts into a vibrant production site and meeting spot for artistic makers and researchers.The location’s history invites us to take a closer look at the energy endeavors in recent history.