[artinfo] Jan van Eyck Academie Call for Applications
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Call for applications
-- research project
Deadline: 15 June 2008
Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit proposals
for individual or collective research projects for a one-year,
two-year or variable research period in the department of Design
The research project Imaginary Property consists of three parts that
are inextricably linked up with each other and are to be addressed
simultaneously rather than consecutively.
The first part is analytical in nature and traces the primarily
non-juridical impact as well as the practical implications of the
concept of 'imaginary property' through various disciplines such as
philosophy, psychoanalysis, economics, cybernetics, architecture, new
media and design theory. The analytical part will start off with a
symposium (on 6th June) that shows the scope of the project and its
impact on contemporary design practices. The symposium will bring
about an interview and lecture series in which guest speakers partake.
The second part consists of a series of evaluations and examinations
of experimental design, 'counter-design' or 're-design' projects.
Specific proposals for new models of ownership based on open-source
and free circulation of networked images will be developed and
realized. Supposing that images are the products of struggles for
imagination, this part examines in a practical way how social
relationships are configured, designed and performed in connection
with the images that are supposed to be owned, used and displayed as
one's property. The relationship between the owner of an image and
the image owned is not at issue in this project. Imaginary Property
deals with the imagination and the redrawing of social relationships
with people who could also use and enjoy images, modify or alter
images, play images or play with images. Is it possible, practically
and conceptually, to (reverse) engineer 'imaginary property'? How to
show highly valuable images and visualize processes in a way that
anticipates and allows for modulations, modifications and
unpredictable proliferation? Can a museum redesign a show and make it
or even parts of its collection freely accessible through the digital
public domain? Is it possible for a political campaign to go fully
'open source'? How can such a public release be realized and what
would it actually look like?
Thirdly, the results of the analytical part and the examinations will
be documented more or less in real-time and made accessible on a
multimedia website. The idea is further to make a publication in
print as well as a collaborative, networked video project.
The research project Imaginary Property is looking for design
practitioners who wish to tackle fundamental issues and query
conventions of disciplines such as film, multimedia, web design,
networking and architecture. It further seeks to involve
theory-minded researchers who are not afraid of 'an image'.
Symposium: 6 June 2008
Candidates interested in this project can apply by submitting a
research proposal. Selected candidates gain the position of
researcher at the Design department of the Jan van Eyck Academie.
For more information on the practical side of your application,
financial questions, and other matters, please consult<
http://www.janvaneyck.nl> http://www.janvaneyck.nl or contact the
academy via Leon Westenberg, leon.westenberg at janvaneyck.nl, telephone
+31 (0)43 350 37 24.
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