[artinfo] Fw: BALTAN IS LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR
adele at c3.hu
Thu Aug 28 18:22:40 CEST 2008
BALTAN LABORATORIES is a new media lab, based in Eindhoven, the
Netherlands. Eindhoven, as the city of Philips, High Tech Campus and
the TU/e university of technology, but also the Design Academy and the
Van Abbemuseum wants to take the next step in exploring and shaping
the relationship between technology and the arts. The lab is currently
a two-year experiment that will be continued if successful. One of the
lab�s commissions is to research a contemporary version of La Poeme
Electronique. The lab will also examine in theory and in practice how
an ideal laboratory for art/science projects should look when pursued.
In October 2008, BALTAN will start its activities in a space of almost
500 m2 on the 8th floor of the SWA building in Strijp S. Strijp S is a
former 27 hectare industrial site that will be developed as
Eindhoven�s second urban heart over the next 12 years. Strijp S also
houses the famous, original Philips NatLab (physics laboratory), which
serves as an inspiration for BALTAN. BALTAN�s artistic staff comprises
Gideon Kiers and Lucas van de Velden from Telcosystems, Geert Mul and
BALTAN IS LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR
Daily management of the BALTAN LAB organisation
Setting up an intrinsically fascinating two-year programme together
with the board and artistic staff and subsequently fleshing out and
implementing this programme.
Acquiring grants and sponsorship
4. In collaboration with the board, ensuring the continuation of the
BALTAN LAB after two years and developing a blueprint for the next phase
Representing the BALTAN LAB to the public and positioning the LAB
nationally and internationally
Developing and implementing a communication plan
Maintaining contacts and setting up collaborative projects with
commerce, authorities and education
This position is for 32 hours a week.
Desired starting date for the position is the 1st of October 2008.
The Director must reside in or be willing to relocate to Eindhoven or
the immediate vicinity.
More information can be obtained from Ton van Gool, chairman of the
board, through ton at baltan.org
Applications must have been received by the 15th of September and must
be sent to ton at baltan.org
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