OPEN CALL Residency 1: FIBER x NEW NOW | 15 – 31 May 2023 | Deadline: 9 April – Extended until 16 April 00.00!
As part of the nomadic Reassemble Lab, FIBER announces 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 (both in sound and image) to increase ecological and geological awareness. Under the title RE:SOURCE, the residencies will take place in 2023 in close collaboration with partners NEW NOW (Essen | May 2023) and Semibreve (Braga | TBA 2023).
RE:SOURCE invites artists to submit a proposal for the development of a work relating to one of two UNESCO sites: the largest, now inactive, coal mine Zeche Zollverein in Essen and the unique biosphere reserve Gerês-Xurês in the Barga area in the North of Portugal. For the Open Calls, we welcome proposals for artworks that explore alternative relationships with natural resources, sources of energy and ecological intelligence. We invite artists to critically engage with material extraction and distribution, or provide insights into the functioning of the unique ecosystems and their biodiversity. This can be done by using natural materials, sounds, data and archival materials to offer new perspectives on these unique environments.
RE:SOURCE is divided in two separate calls for two residency positions:
1: FIBER x NEW NOW | The Mine | 15 – 31 May 2023 (1 artist)
2: FIBER x Semibreve | The Sanctuary | TBA, summer/fall 2023 (1 artist)