[artinfo] Jan van Eyck Academie: Call for applications
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Jan van Eyck Academie
Post-academic Institute for Research and Production
Fine Art, Design, Theory
Call for applications
Deadline: 15 April 2005
The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in
the fields of Fine Art, Design and Theory, based in Maastricht, in the
south of the Netherlands. The academy invites artists, designers and
theoreticians to submit research or production proposals. In order to
realise these projects, the academy offers the necessary made-to-measure
artistic, technical and auxiliary preconditions and develops contacts with
Research, production, presentation, discussion
The Jan van Eyck Academie offers space and time to let go of predetermined
processes and to explore new inroads which may lead to unexpected results:
unconventional productions, such as temporary projects in the public arena,
fictional designs or speculative thought experiments. This experimental
attitude towards research and production implies that the academy is not
led by predetermined leitmotivs. The subject matters of the various
research projects of its international artists, designers and theoreticians
are heterogeneous (see examples below).
These miscellaneous projects form the basis for several events which are
organized each week: presentations, discussions, lectures, seminars,
screenings, exhibitions, External interested parties are welcome to attend
these activities. The result is a dynamic and critical exchange between the
different agents from within and outside of the Jan van Eyck.
Artists, designers and theoreticians who submitted a project proposal and
were subsequently selected become researchers at the Jan van Eyck. In order
to realise their projects researchers have their own studios, receive a
grant and can make use of the facilities: the library, the documentation
centre, various workshops (wood and other materials; graphic techniques;
photography; digital text and image processing and editing; time-based
media) and the production bureau (assistance with print work, editing and
all other productions). They can also appeal to the institute for pr
assistance relating to their projects or for the distribution of their
The researchers can furthermore call upon the support of artistic advisors:
the advising researchers. The following advising researchers are active in
the Jan van Eyck Academie: Orla Barry, Norman Bryson, Sabeth Buchmann, Wim
Cuyvers, Helmut Draxler, Stephan Geene, Marc De Kesel, Jouke Kleerebezem,
Aglaia Konrad, Eva Meyer, John Murphy, Hinrich Sachs, Filiep Tacq, Daniël
van der Velden and Annelys de Vet.
Artists, designers and theoreticians who wish to apply for a one or two
year research period, starting in January 2006, can send in their research
proposal before 15 April 2005. See for application details www.janvaneyck.nl.
More information on the Jan van Eyck Academie in general or about research
projects and productions is available at www.janvaneyck.nl.
For practical questions concerning the application procedure, please
contact: Leon Westenberg (leon.westenberg at janvaneyck.nl).
For content-related questions please contact: Kim Thehu
(kim.thehu at janvaneyck.nl)
Current research projects and productions (selection)
Research proposals can also be submitted within the framework of the
- 'Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique' - Research platform that does not
consider Lacanian theory as a dogmatic closed system, but as an open set of
tools helping to form a critical look on current (post-)modern culture.
More info: www.janvaneyck.nl/~clic
- 'Film and bio-politic' - The impact of the avant-garde notion of life on
20th century art and film is being researched along the lines of
bio-political categories. Does film participate in the 'paradigm of
production of life'? And is film, then, reproductive, even simulative, or
rather productive? More info: www.bbooks.de/jve/
- 'On the television work of Jef Cornelis' - Research on the television
films on fine art, architecture and literature of Flemish film maker Jef
Cornelis. Attention will be paid to the special stylistic properties of his
works, the unique documentary value of his films, the exceptional
production conditions and the problems of representation of art on
television in general. More info:
- 'The tomorrow book. Navigating to, within and beyond the book' - The
future of the book will be researched from a multi-disciplinary standpoint:
editing, typography, book design, publishing and distribution. More info:
- 'UbiScribe' - The research project and on-line publication platform
investigates authoring and publishing in the age of personalization. Its
aim is to build a research catalogue and body of publications. More info:
- Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) - Research and reconstruction of processes within
cultural communication and social networks. Or how is the diagrammatic view
developed and used in contemporary science and theory?
- Will Kwan (CA) - Research on the matrix of social assistance agencies,
community associations and public institutions that structure the lives of
individuals living in Maastricht and tracking its connections to the global
infrastructure of contemporary bio-politics.
- Stefanie Seibold (DE) - By exploring the means and possibilities of
performance, alternative spaces are created which allow for a narration of
different (sexual and gender) identities.
- Inga Zimprich (DK) - Think tank. Research into the parallels between
open-source programming and social and artistic collaborative practices.
- Min Choi & Sulki Choi (KR) - Compiling an anthology of writings, which
investigates the complex aspects of 'information design' - the design of
charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps.
- Tina Clausmeyer (DE) - Mapping conspiratorial spaces. A network analysis
of surveillance patterns and visualization of Stasi's secret meeting places
from 1980-89 in the former GDR.
- Vinca Kruk (NL) - Developing a historical approach to identity design by,
among other things, designing a visual identity for companies or
organizations which no longer exist.
- Ingrid Stojnic (HR) - Development of a web dictionary for Chinese
language. Research deals with organizing and classifying data, visualizing
words in their context and developing an adequate, intuitive and
- Stéphanie Benzaquen (FR): Documenting, visualizing and contextualizing
mass murders by investigating its representations in culture, realms of
memory, news media, academic essays and official actions.
- Gideon Boie & Matthias Pauwels (BE) - The open city, or the urban logic
of post-capitalism. The contradictions of the ideological construct of the
'open city' are revealed by analysing several concrete 'third-way'
solutions for the outcasts of the European metropolis.
- Jonathan Dronsfield (GB) - How, if at all, has contemporary art taken an
'ethical turn'? What is at stake when contemporary artists, theoreticians
and curators appeal to the ethical as a justification or rationale or
premise or aim of their work?
- Ils Huygens (BE) - By critically analyzing contemporary theories on
haptic vision, tactility and Deleuzian sensation, a creative
film-philosophical model will be established for analyzing emotional and
sensational aspects of cinematic experience.
Jan van Eyck Academie
6211 KM Maastricht
e info at janvaneyck.nl
t +31 (0)43 350 37 37
f +31 (0)43 350 37 99
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