Art/Science Residency – Open Call Imagining Ecological Futures 2023 [Residency 24/4-21/5- DEADLINE of applications: 23/2]
The association KIKK which promotes digital and creative cultures at the crossroads between art, science, technology and society, as well as its Creative Hub: Protolab & Medialab TRAKK, are launching an Arts & Sciences residency program around the theme ECOLOGICAL FUTURES, organized in partnership with the CCN/Namur Cultural Center.
Two artists and/or collectives will be welcomed in residence (one international and one from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation) in the beautiful studios (2 apartments that can each accommodate up to 2 people) located at the Centre Culturel des Abattoirs de Bomel from Monday, April 24 to Sunday, May 21, 2023. Each artist (collective) will receive a grant of 5.000 € to develop an Art / Science project on the theme of ecological futures, as well as curatorial and scientific support to develop their production project.
The subject of the residency is the imagination of ecological futures.
The residency gives artistic researchers from various fields the opportunity to work on the intersection of art, science and ecological questions. The aim is to develop useful arts-led interdisciplinary research tools and artworks to examine how cultural practitioners critically address and creatively negotiate ecological futures.
The call includes the research field of the climate crisis and global warming, loss of biodiversity, models of human and non-human co-existence and the interrelationships of different ecosystems, in relation to the following questions: How can we reduce our ecological footprint and decolonize nature? How do new models of human and non-human co-existences look like? What kind of promising changes does biotechnology offer? And how can we create a new consciousness and awareness regarding the imbalance of nature and culture?