SOFT CONTROL: Third open call for interdisciplinary projects

OPEN CALL FOR SPRING SESSIONS #3

 

Deadline for applications: The 8th of March 2015 at 00:00h (GMT +1).

This is an open call for participating in the third edition of Spring Sessions at Hangar art production and research center based in Barcelona (Spain). The Spring Sessions are intensive and interdisciplinary meetings between artists and other professionals for developing a specific part of a larger research project.

 

Spring Session#3 aims to offer the possibility to an artist to develop an interdisciplinary research project raising a question that needs or looks for a collective answer. The proposal has to include an expedition as part of the research methodology. The expedition will be developed during the residency at Hangar and will involve both artists and scientists.

 

As previous editions, Spring Sessions #3 takes place in the framework of the Hangar’s project Grid Spinozaand the European project Soft Control. Grid Spinoza explores the processes, methodologies and dynamics of artistic and scientific research, paying attention to spaces of confluence and ways of transferring knowledge from one field to the other. The project was initiated in 2010 and it is based on an online platform that contains an open archive of articles and audiovisual interviews with artist and scientists. The project Soft Control is a platform where artists, scientists and other cultural operators open their laboratories and their research projects to a specialised and non-specialised audience. At the same time the project is a framework for artist and scientist constructively sharing knowledge and cultural models of critical thinking, activism and experimentation.

 

Description of the elegible projects

– General eligible criteria

Ongoing artistic, theoretical or applied research projects that include collaborative processes with other fields such as cultural studies, scientific research or technological development.

 

– Specific eligible criteria for Sessions de Primavera #3

This year’s edition aims to support interdisciplinary research projects raising a question that needs or looks for a collective answer. The project proposal has to include an expedition as part of the research methodology. The expedition will be developed during the residency at Hangar and will involve both artists and scientists.

We are interested in the concept of expedition as a space for the generation of knowledge outside the institution and as a place for experiencing the experiment.

The applications have to include an expedition plan, the destination of the expedition and a list of possible participants from both artistic and scientific fields.

 

The selected project will be follow up by Regina de Miguel and Martín Llavaneras. Regina de Miguel and Martín Llavaneras are the coordinators of the workshop “Is Universe a simulation? Supercompensation, material world and resistance aesthetics” that takes place in Hangar since 2013. During the workshop the participants use scientific paradigms as the expedition and the formulation of hypotheses to develop multiple itineraries that lead to a collective narrativity.

 

Duration

The duration of the residency will be three weeks from the 20th of April to the 10th of May 2015.

 

Conditions

1. The application must be submitted filling in the online form.

2. Each artist can apply with only one project.

3. The project developed at Hangar has to be in tune with the research field and/or stament of the applicants.

4. Hangar will contribute to the residency with (amounts are before taxes):

– Artist fee: 1.000 euros.

– Accommodation for one person in Hangar, estimated in 350 euros .

– Work space in Hangar, estimated in 150 euros.

– Expedition costs: 1200 euros.

– Travel costs up to 450 euros.

– Use of equipments.

– Technical advice.

– Mentorship by Regina de Miguel y Martín Llavaneras.

 

Commitments of the selected project with Hangar

 

– Give a presentation of the project during the residency period.

– Write and send to Hangar an evaluation of the project development during the two months after the residency is finished.

 

Selection procedure

The applicants must fill in the online form with the following information:

1. Personal details

Name

Surname

Full Address (please include city and country)

Phone number

E-mail

Repeat e-mail

Date of birth

Nationality

2. Brief biography (500 characters including spaces)

3. Curriculum vitae (1500 characters including spaces).

4. Description of the project including:

Abstract of the project (500 characters)

Related tags (5)

Objectives (300)

Expected results (300)

Expedition plan (500)

How you are going to document the project (300)

Work plan (500)

Technical needs (300

 

IMPORTANT:

The summary of the project must be submitted in English. The other sections of the application can be submitted either in English, Spanish or Catalan. Applications which do not include the required information and/or exceed the extension limits will not be considered.

The selection committee may contact the pre-selected artists for an interview.

 

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is composed of:

 

– Roc Parés, artist, professor and researcher in Interactive Communication of the University Pompeu Fabra and adviser of the Soft Control project for Hangar.

– Reimund Fickert, project manager of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.

– A person from one of the organisations composing the European consortium for the Soft Control project.

– Regina de Miguel, artist and mentor of the residency programme Spring Sessions #3.

– Martín Llavaneras, artist and mentor of the residency programme Spring Sessions #3.

– A member of Hangar’ selection committee.

– An Hangar representative.

Assessment criteria

– The alignment of the proposal with the content of the open call.

– The capability of the project to contribute to its research field.

– A realistic assessment of the time and appropriateness of project objectives in the context and resources of Hangar.

– The artist’s career and background.

 

Calendar

Deadline for applications: The 8th of March 2015 at 00:00h (GMT +1).

Announcement of the results: Second half of March 2015.

Residency: from the 20th of April to the 10th of May 2015.

 

For further information, please contact

Marta Gracia

marta@hangar.org

Telf: 933084041 ext. 23

 

With the support of:

comissioeuropea

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