What is the goal of the lab? Why participate?
The aim of the lab is to give a broad group of makers and thinkers – artists, designers, musicians, researchers, ecologists, architects, biologists – the opportunity to work in a community setting on research, knowledge exchange and the first experiments for new installations, performances or other artistic productions.
In terms of scope and content, we explore the possibilities of audiovisual art, design research and artistic research to depict landscapes in radical transformation and thereby understand them in alternative ways. What insights can we gain when listening to bodies of water? How can complex ecological processes be made transparent through performances?
What is the structure and programme of the lab?
The lab programme consists of 6 long working days, during which both work at the lab location and an excursion is organised. As a rule, lab hours are from 10:00 – 22:00, but this differs per lab. Definite times will be shared upon registration. Please take into account an intensive programme. At the end of the lab there will be a public presentation of the research and outcomes.
What does collaboration mean within the lab?
Within the lab, we encourage the development of new research and prototypes for new works in a community setting. This means that we encourage each participant to work together in an interdisciplinary manner. If you want to apply with an existing project, it is important to know that we do not offer a classical residency programme to develop only that work. We ask you to be open to new insights and collaborations, which might also enable new research.
How is the application and selection process organized?
The selection of the lab takes place on the basis of an international open call. The planning of this open call is:
- Relaunch Open Call Sound Ecologies: Thursday August 5
- Open Call Closes: Sunday September 5 (23:59)
- Selection Participants: Friday September 10 (contact by email)
- Sound Ecologies Lab: Monday 25 to Saturday 30 October
After registration, a team of organisers and mentors will make the selection and then inform all interested parties of the final selection. We aim to compose a group as diverse as possible. See our website for a detailed description of our diversity and inclusion approach.
What does the lab cost and what is included?
Participation in the lab is € 70. For this you get 6 days of programming and the opportunity to work with several art, design and research experts. Not included are food, drink, accommodation and travel. This is at the participants’ expense.
How is support offered to all participants?
Within the lab, there is the opportunity to experiment in a collective setting, exchange knowledge, conduct research and work on a prototype for new works. We offer guidance in the form of workshops, master classes, inspiration lectures and sessions where participants work together. Micro-workshops involve tools, working techniques and specific methods that can be brought in by the participants themselves.
The lab mentors and workshop leaders advise and assist in the development of research and experiments. The team will also actively link people to each other to create valuable cross-pollinations.
Travel and accommodation
Participants in the lab must pay for and arrange their own travel and accommodation.The FIBER team can advise finding a suitable place in Amsterdam, but participants must enter into the agreement themselves.