[artinfo] Jan van Eyck Academie: Call for applications

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Tue Mar 1 13:44:40 CET 2005

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 
external partners.

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,Š 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
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)

Collective projects
Research proposals can also be submitted within the framework of the 
following projects.
-	'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: 

Fine art
-	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 
user-friendly interface.

-	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
Academieplein 1
6211 KM  Maastricht
The Netherlands
e  info at janvaneyck.nl
t  +31 (0)43 350 37 37
f  +31 (0)43 350 37 99
w www.janvaneyck.nl

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