[artinfo] Call for applications: Jan van Eyck Academie, Citygraphy

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Call for applications

Citygraphy
19th and 21st century topographic photography in Maastricht

deadline 6 June
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The Jan van Eyck Academie, international 
post-academic institute for research and 
production in the fields of fine art, design and 
theory, is recruiting a photographer/researcher 
for its project Citygraphy. 19th and 21st century 
topographic photography in MaastrichtM

Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht, Nederland
e info at janvaneyck.nl
t +31 (0)43 350 37 37
f +31 (0)43 350 37 99
w< http://www.janvaneyck.nl> http://www.janvaneyck.nl


Theme
Citygraphy examines the role of 19th century 
photography in the consciousness and perception 
of the European city as a historic focal point  
a fulcrum subject to the powers of modernization. 
Contrasts between urban centres and expanding 
suburbs, between handicraft and industrial 
production, between transport by water and over 
land, between conservation and redevelopment, 
between restoration as both a form of protection 
and of rebuilding, between the interests of 
residents and those of visitors determine the 
politics of life. What role did the visual image 
play in all of this, and in particular, what was 
the role of photography?

The research project Citygraphy. 19th and 21st 
century topographic photography in Maastricht is 
a commission for a photographer/researcher. The 
commission concerns the development of a personal 
photographic vision of 21st century Maastricht, 
taking the 19th century city images of Maastricht 
as a starting point. Candidates are asked to 
focus on the city of Maastricht. The photographer 
undertakes research in Maastricht and realises 
concrete images.

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Format
The research project has a six-month trajectory. 
Various communal working sessions will be 
organized, the goal being that all concerned 
(photographer/researcher, artistic coordinator 
and external experts) will meet, exchange 
experiences, gain expertise and discuss images 
that were already realized. The experts involved 
in these workshops (for instance, archives 
employees, cultural biographers, etc.) will 
provide knowledge about Maastricht and about 
specific issues such as topographic photography, 
city walls and water in the city. These experts 
may be asked to give public presentations.
The photo-technical, photo-theoretical, semiotic 
and cultural-historical knowledge thus developed 
will form the material the photographer will 
start working with in order to provide 
contemporary topographic interpretations of 21st 
century Maastricht. Alternatively, these 
contemporary photographs may also raise questions 
that give direction to the theoretical and 
cultural-historical research.
The research results will be presented at a location yet to be determined.

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Artistic coordinator
Dirk Lauwaert

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Application details
The research project is geared towards 
photographers whose CV show practical experience 
and who are prepared to commit themselves time 
and content-wise. The task includes carrying out 
research activities, accomplishing the 
photographic commission and participating in 
workshops.

Research candidates should submit a motivation, 
CV and documentation relevant to Citygraphy. An 
individual project description is not required.
The research project will start on 1 July 2006 
and ends on 31 December 2006. Application 
deadline is 6 June 2006.

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More information
<
http://www.citygraphy.com> http://www.citygraphy.com
For practical questions contact contact Leon 
Westenberg (leon.westenberg at janvaneyck.nl or 
+31.43.3503724)

Citygraphy is a joint project of the Jan van Eyck 
Academie, Hogeschool St. Lukas Brussel and the 
Stichting Werner Mantz and is subsidised by the 
Province of Limburg.

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Note symposium
In the framework of Citygraphy the symposium 
Water in the city takes place on 2 June at the 
Jan van Eyck Academie. The symposium directs its 
attention to the theme of 'water in the city' in 
the 19th century. Speakers are Dirk Lauwaert, 
Marijke Martin, Ingrid Evers, Steven Humblet and 
Marc De Blieck. More information:< 
http://janvaneyck.nl/0_2_3_events_info/arc_06_citygraphy_symp.html> 
http://janvaneyck.nl/0_2_3_events_info/arc_06_citygraphy_symp.html

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Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht, Nederland
e info at janvaneyck.nl
t +31 (0)43 350 37 37
f +31 (0)43 350 37 99
w< http://www.janvaneyck.nl> http://www.janvaneyck.nl


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