Convocatoria residencia artística ESO–European Southern Observatory y Ars Electronica

Información en Inglés:

The network aims to link up scientific aspects and ideas with approaches used in digital art. Fostering interdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange as well as gaining access to new target audiences are among its declared goals. There is also strong emphasis on art’s role as a catalyst in processes of social renewal. By creating images and narratives dealing with the potential risks and rewards inherent in technological and scientific development, artists exert an important influence on how our society comes to terms with these innovations.

A worldwide call for projects made via Ars Electronica’s online submission tool will be open from mid of December till 9th of February, 2015. The submitting artists have the chance to win a residency at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile. There is free access to the application process by all interested artists.

Interdisciplinarity, digital creativity and intercultural exchange are the three key criteria for artists submitting to the open call.

Submitters have to include the following to their online application:

  • A personal testimony video which introduces the artist, who describes why and how this residency will inspire new work (up to 5 minutes)
  • An outline of a possible concept/idea which the artist wishes to pursue at ESO and Futurelab
  • A draft production plan with costing/costs and a timeline/schedule
  • A selected portfolio of works which showcases projects the artist is proud of

A Jury consisting of representatives of Ars Electronica, scientific mentors from ESO and some members of the seven cultural partner institutions will choose outstanding ideas and concepts as winners of the residency award. The evaluation criteria are aesthetics, originality, a compelling conception, innovation, the technique and quality of the presentation as well as the interest in the ideas of science as expressed by ESO.