INTERNATIONAL ARTS RESIDENCY // SEEKING APPLICANTS FROM THE OSLO AREA
NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN
21 March – 21 April 2016
DEADLINE // 10 February 2016
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Atelier Nord, Notam, PNEK and PRAKSIS are pleased to invite applications from locally based and international participants for an arts based residency on the theme of NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN running from 21 March – 21 April 2016. Led by collaborative duo David Blandy and Larry Achiampong (UK) and featuring a research visit from Jeremy Bailey (CA).
NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN will consider issues around identity and states of existence in contemporary society. What makes us human in virtual environments inhabited by chatbots and algorithmic responses? What drives us to use new technologies? Multiple online avatars on Facebook, Twitter, forums, games etc. are common, but does identity shift across differing platforms? Are human interactions changing with these new forms of communication? Is the digital realm a space of emancipation or increased control? What are possible counter-movements to these developments? These questions are some of the starting points for conversations and research during the course of the residency.
PRAKSIS residencies focus on developing practice through interdisciplinary exchange, and fostering professional growth. Artists, curators and others with an interest in the theme are eligible to apply, and selections will be made on the basis of potential to participate in and benefit from involvement in the residency. Key benefits include: working alongside establish international practitioners; dialogue with the community brought together by shared interest in the theme; mentoring; participation in the event programme; as well as studio visits and residency dinners with invited Norwegian and international guests.
Studio facilities are provided by Notam, lunch is catered by PRAKSIS, and most events will be held at Atelier Nord ANX with additional support from PNEK. Please see www.praksisoslo.org/apply/ for further details about the residency, facilities and application process.
Alongside the residency the programme with feature a number of public events and other opportunities for non-participants.
ABOUT DAVID BLANDY AND LARRY ACHIAMPONG
Blandy and Achiampong examine ideas of communal and personal heritage, investigating cultural hierarchies and the “fiction of the self”. Their practice is multi-faceted, encompassing film, performance, music, and installation. They have exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally, both individually and as a duo, at venues including Tate, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; and MOMA PS1, New York.
ABOUT JEREMY BAILEY
Jeremy Bailey’s inventive and endearingly self-deflating performance practice collides the vulnerabilities and embarrassments of physical embodiment with the tricks of internet marketing and digital imaging’s sleek pictographics. His work has featured in an international roster of venues and festivals, including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Liverpool; Transmediale, Berlin; Museums Quartier, Vienna; and the New Museum, New York.
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