Screen: Expanded Cinematic Arts Residency by Crater-lab in collaboration with Hangar

As part of the European SPECTRAL project, Crater-lab, in collaboration with Hangar, presents SCREEN: an artistic residency where artists can develop new works in Expanded Cinema in Barcelona, experimenting with analogue devices, photochemical film, light and sound.

SPECTRAL is a Creative Europe project developed by European laboratories promoting the art of expanded cinema. Crater-Lab’s programme in this project explores the screen as an active protagonist: receiving screen, expanded and contracted, in motion, light or dark, canvas screen, mirror screen, without screen, without projection…

SCREEN: Crater-Lab offers three grants of four weeks each to carry out a project or part of a project of expanded cinema, paracinema, installation or film sculpture that explores the concept of SCREEN.

These residencies are open to artists whose work focuses on cinematic art practices such as live performance, installation, sculpture working primarily with film/photochemistry and/or in dialogue with other formats or disciplines that are particularly interested in the screen and the object of screening as a primary subject. Proposals suggesting dialogues and relationships with new media and other technologies will be particularly welcome.

The SCREEN residency programme aims to promote the transfer of knowledge and the material conditions necessary for the artists to work on their project, providing them with technical support and access to the laboratory for development and copying, as well as access to the laboratory’s space and equipment: projectors, loopers, screens and sound equipment, editing and post-production equipment: laboratory, colour and black and white positive developer, contact printer, optical printer.

The residency programme covers fees and access to the Crater Lab/Hangar facilities and equipment. In the case of artists who do not live in Catalonia, the grant will also cover travel and accommodation costs.

Participants will receive an honorarium of 1000 euros for the development of the proposal.

The residency will take place at Hangar / Crater-Lab in Barcelona, Spain.

Artists in residence will stay for four weeks in a one-bedroom apartment in Fabra i Coats, Barcelona.

The programme covers travel expenses up to a maximum of 300 euros.

Projects by more than one artist, duo or collective will be accepted and will therefore have to share workspace, fees and travel expenses.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in a one-day technical workshop developed by a member of Crater-Lab. It is important to register your interest in attending these technical workshops in advance to facilitate the use of equipment and the correct coordination of the lab. A designated contact person will be available to answer the artist’s questions and put them in touch with local institutions.

The programme offers three residencies, one local, one national and one international. The residencies are scheduled for

1) 01/07/2023 al 30/07/2023
2) 01/09/2023 to 30/09/2023
3) 27/10/2023 to 27/11/2023

During the residency, each artist must:

– Offer a workshop on an aspect of their speciality in the field of analogue film/performance art to the members of Crater-Lab and Hangar.
– Offer a public presentation of the expanded film project, whether in its final stages or in development.
– Produce a one-page report along with two photographs documenting the residency process.

How to apply
Persons wishing to present themselves must send their proposals using this form.

Deadline for applications: 15 March to 30 April 2023 at 23:55 CET

Selection process: The jury will be composed of members of Crater-Lab and a member of Hangar.
Results: The results will be announced by email on 15 May 2023.

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*SPECTRAL (Spatial, Performative & Expanded and Cinematics Transnational Research in Artist-run Labs) is a collaborative project initiated by six labs focusing on different types of work with photochemical moving images. SPECTRAL is designed to support the creation and dissemination of Expanded Cinematographic Art (ECA) and to foster international collaborations to ensure that this type of artistic practice can thrive in the future.

** CRATER-Lab is a collectively organised film lab in Barcelona, open to anyone interested in working with photochemical film with an artistic and experimental approach. The lab provides all the technical equipment and production tools necessary to make film-based projects. The collective is a platform dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experiences around the practice of analogue cinema. It organises regular workshops, screenings and exhibitions and is part of a network of artist-run film labs around the world.

The ***SCREEN expanded cinematic arts residency programme is being developed by Crater-Lab as part of the SPECTRAL project. With the support of Hangar and Fabra i Coats and thanks to the city of Barcelona, the Generalitat Catalunya and the European Union.

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