[artinfo] fwd: call for artists to work
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Tue Aug 7 11:49:11 CEST 2007
Call for artists to work on joint
research projects in 9 companies and
investigation centres in Spain.
Deadline for applications: 3 October 2007, 9 am.
Collaboration period: from November 2007 to July 2008 (9 months)
To consult the rules and to apply on-line, go to: http://
DISONANCIAS is pleased to announce the call for proposals from
international artists to work on joint research projects with heads
of R&D&I in companies and research centres located in the Basque
DISONANCIAS is a platform that promotes relationships between artists
and companies, research centres or public organisations in order to
foster innovation in all its aspects and transmit to society the
importance of developing creative environments.
Artists are requested to develop a prototype, procedure or idea based
on a framework predefined by one of the nine participating entities:
DORLET, EiTB, FUNDACIÓN IKERTIA, GRUPO SARKIS/LAGUNKETA, IMAR, LANIK,
LANTEGI BATUAK, POLO GARAIA and TECNALIA. The concepts they want to
investigate can be grouped in two main fields:
- concepts dealing with the organisation of territory and ways of
interrelating people and resources: sustainable urban environment
models (TECNALIA), ways of relating between disabled people
integrated into the job market and their social network (LANTEGI
BATUAK) or the interrelationship dynamics between the members of an
technological park (POLO GARAIA);
- technological or material application/developments: most of the
researches in this section deal with architecture and urban issues:
domotics (DORLET), interactive urban furniture (IMAR), environmental
architecture (GRUPO SARKIS / LAGUNKETA), transformable architecture
(LANIK), or health emergency in public spaces (FUNDACIÓN IKERTIA).
In the special case of EiTB (Basque Radio and Television), the artist
(s) is requested to research into the documentary format based on the
creation of an audiovisual work dealing with all the collaboration
The submitted proposals will be examined by an international jury
comprising Cecilia Andersson, Bronac Ferran, Jose Pérez de Lama and
Juan Mari Uzkudun. The final decision will be taken by the hosting
entities and will be communicated at the end of October 2007.
DISONANCIAS gives priority to the involvement of artists:
- interested in working around the interaction between different
social and cultural systems and projects that favour group work;
- who use science or technology as a basis for their work, or who
reflect upon it.
The call is open to artists working with any type of medium and in
any discipline, either individually or as a group. There is no limit
on age, nationality or place of residence.
The selected artists or group of artists will each receive the amount
of 8,000 net euros as a fee for the work carried out and for their
travel and accommodation costs. The costs that may be generated in
the development of the research work and associated with external
companies and suppliers should not exceed 5,000 euros + VAT, and they
should be previously approved by the hosting entity.
Full information on the participating companies and research centres,
on the concepts they want to investigate, and on the rules for
participation is available at http://www.disonancias.com.
DISONANCIAS is sponsored by the SPRI / the Basque Government
(Industry, Trade and Tourism Department) and promoted by Grupo
Xabide. DISONANCIAS is member of http://www.artsactive.net.
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