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Open Call: OVEREXPOSED – Sonic Acts Home-Based Residency

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Sonic Acts invites you to apply for the OVEREXPOSED residency programme. Starting in December 2020, this environmental residency is part of a four-year research programme on the materiality of pollution and systemic and political issues related to the contamination of our environment. 
As we are currently unable to host residents physically, this call invites three international artists and researchers to take part in a home-based residency.  The residency is an opportunity for artists and researchers to expand their practice and develop new ideas and methodologies while being supported financially in their work over a period of one month. 

What is this residency about?

Residents are expected to develop their artistic practice around the core questions underlying the Sonic Acts OVEREXPOSED programme, investigating pollution as a global thread that affects everything living and non-living on the planet. With this residency programme, Sonic Acts wishes to create awareness about pollution in our local surroundings and its interconnectedness on a planetary scale; stimulate thought and imagination about necessary steps, both locally and globally; and of course, mobilise direct action. We consider artistic research as an exploration of the connections between aesthetics, historical materiality and politics.

What is expected?

Residents are expected to present their research in three formats: 1) As a text that will be published in one or more suitable Sonic Acts channels. The length of the text should be between 4000 and 8000 words; 2) As a research journal that focuses on visual materials – field notes, photos, archival findings, etc. – to be published alongside the text; 3) As a public presentation, such as a lecture, concert or video screening, to be organised by Sonic Acts in collaboration with the resident.

How long is the residency programme?

The residency lasts for one continuous month. After the selection has been published, successful applicants are required to choose a one month period between December 2020 and May 2021 for their residency, in consultation with the Sonic Acts team. The presentation dates are also to be agreed upon with Sonic Acts.

Who can apply?

The OVEREXPOSED residency programme is intended for artists and researchers active in the fields of environmental, blue, animal and energy humanities, discard studies, disaster studies, waste colonialism, health care studies, postcolonial studies, geopolitics, media and experimental arts, etc. There is no age limit for applicants. Sonic Acts particularly welcomes and encourages applications from disabled, queer, non-binary and POC artists and researchers. We also encourage applicants younger than 35 years old.

What is the financial support?

Each resident receives a total fee of €2.000 for the residency, including production costs during the residency. Cost for presentation in the context of a Sonic Acts programme will be borne by Sonic Acts.

How does one apply?

Applications should include the following:

  • Research proposal summarising the intended focus (max. 3000 characters – roughly one page);
  • CV & portfolio (max. 10 MB);
  • Biography (max. 2000 characters);
  • Profile photo (max. 5 MB);
  • Contact information (name, email, phone, website and home address). The (edited) biography and profile photo will be used for the publication of selected residents on our website.

What are the deadlines and who is in charge of the selection process? Applications should be submitted by email in English by 1 November 2020. Please email your application in PDF with OVEREXPOSED Residency in the subject field to residency[at]sonicacts[dot]com.

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Starts
Wednesday 14 October, 2020
Ends
Sunday 1 November, 2020
Venue
Sonic Acts
Venue Address
Weteringschans 6 - 8, 1017 SG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location

National , International

Website
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Category
Residencies