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> From: Jan van Eyck Academie <recruitment at janvaneyck.nl>
> Date: 2009. március 12. 18:05:25 GMT+01:00
> To: recruitment at janvaneyck.nl
> Subject: Jan van Eyck Call for Applications
> Apologies for cross-posting
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> Jan van Eyck Academie
> Post-Academic Institute for Research and Production
> Fine Art, Design, Theory
> Call for applications
> Deadline: 15 April 2009
> Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit research  
> and production proposals to become a researcher at the Jan van Eyck  
> Academie. Candidates can either apply with a topic of their own or  
> for a project formulated by the institute itself. In order to  
> realise these projects, the Jan van Eyck offers the necessary made- 
> to-measure artistic, technical and auxiliary preconditions.
> Profile
> The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and  
> production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year,  
> 48 international researchers realise their individual or collective  
> projects in the artistic and critical environment that is the Jan  
> van Eyck. In doing so, they are advised by a team of artists,  
> designers and theoreticians who have won their spurs globally. The  
> researchers can also avail themselves of facilities that support  
> their projects from first concept to public presentation. All in  
> all, the Jan van Eyck offers artists, designers and theoreticians  
> time and space to do research and realise productions, either about  
> topics of their own choosing or as part of a project formulated by  
> the institute itself.
> Multi-Disciplinary Research
> Artists, designers and theoreticians at the Jan van Eyck Academie  
> work alongside each other and establish cross-disciplinary exchange.  
> The academy is not led by predetermined leitmotivs. Artists,  
> designers and theoreticians can submit independently formulated  
> proposals for research and/or production in the departments of Fine  
> Art, Design and Theory. They can also participate in research  
> projects formulated by the departments (see below).
> The research projects, miscellaneous in nature, make the Jan van  
> Eyck a multi-disciplinary institute. This also shows in the  
> programme of the institute. Researchers, departments and the  
> institute organise various weekly activities, to which special  
> speakers are invited: lectures, seminars, workshops, screenings,  
> exhibitions, discussions, … The Jan van Eyck community and external  
> interested parties are welcome to attend this programme. The result  
> is a dynamic and critical exchange between the different agents from  
> within and outside of the Jan van Eyck.
> Facilities
> Researchers are advised by a team of artists, designers and  
> theoreticians who have won their spurs globally. They receive their  
> own studio and a stipend. Furthermore, researchers can make use of  
> all kinds of facilities which support their projects, from first  
> concept to public presentation, including the library, the  
> documentation centre and various workshops: materials (wood and  
> other materials); time-based productions; analogue and digital  
> (online and offline) publishing (including photography and  
> silkscreen). They can also get assistance with their print work, the  
> editing and distribution of publications and the publicity of events.
> Applications
> Candidates applying for Fine Art, Design or Theory are asked to  
> propose an individual research project. They can also indicate their  
> interest in participating in one of the projects that are offered by  
> the department of their choice or other departments.
> The academic year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Research  
> candidates can apply for a one-year or two-year research period  
> starting annually on 1 January. It is also possible to apply to do  
> research for a different period and with a different starting date.
> More information about the application procedure can be found at http://www.janvaneyck.nl/_devices/frames_applications.html
> Contact
> For questions and more information on the application procedure,  
> please contact
> Leon Westenberg at leon.westenberg at janvaneyck.nl or +31 (0)43 3503724.
> For questions relating to the Jan van Eyck Academie in general,  
> please contact Ankie Bosch at ankie.bosch at janvaneyck.nl or +31 (0)43  
> 3503721.
> Departments
> Fine Art
> The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation,  
> production, reflection and debate. Researchers conduct their  
> artistic research in an environment that encourages questioning of  
> the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the  
> practice of making art today. The Fine Art department welcomes  
> artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions  
> regarding form, content and media. Artistic practice is supported by  
> a programme of events and sustained conversations organised by the  
> researchers and advising researchers, according to their interests.
> Advising researchers:
> Orla Barry, Hans-Christian Dany, Hinrich Sachs, Imogen Stidworthy,  
> Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi
> Design
> The Design department focuses on design as research, design as  
> discourse and design as publishing. It initiates and supports  
> research projects in the areas of cultural and corporate identity,  
> mapping, print and new media publishing, urban and regional  
> identity, and book design. The department expressly solicits  
> individual designers to propose and carry out their own research in  
> exchange with the institute’s array of events and presentations.  
> Whereas the department formerly focused on graphic and communication  
> design, it has widened its scope to include spatial, product and  
> service design.
> Advising Researchers:
> Keller Easterling, Florian Schneider, Daniel van der Velden
> Theory
> The Theory department at the Jan van Eyck Academie is an  
> international platform for reflection and research. Its mission is  
> to create the opportunity for outstanding researchers to explore  
> alternative ways of shaping their intellectual horizons by providing  
> a stimulating environment for critical inquiry and intense debate.  
> The Theory department welcomes applications from researchers of  
> unusual promise who pursue their artistic and intellectual view of  
> the interface of critical theory, philosophy, aesthetics,  
> psychoanalysis and the visual arts. Candidates can associate to one  
> of the three research project of the department. Applications not or  
> only indirectly related to the research projects will be considered  
> on equal terms.
> Advising researchers:
> Katja Diefenbach, Dominiek Hoens, Kobena Mercer
> Research projects
> After 1968. On the notion of the political in post-Marxist theory
> The research project After 1968 sets out from a double problematic:  
> the antinomies of thinking the political in Marxism and the  
> deconstruction of its dialectical idealisations on one side, and the  
> failure of minoritarian militancy on the other side. The  
> reintegration of minoritarian politics whereby the heterogeneity of  
> differences supplements the homogeneity of capital has led to a  
> sharp controversy of how to think political struggle.
> After 1968 debates the positions present in this quarrel: among  
> others, Butler's ethics of the vulnerability of a precarious life- 
> form, Derrida's messianic expectation of an event which evades any  
> expectation, Agamben's notion of a potentiality that is in any  
> relation to the act, the post-workerist idea of a constituent  
> potentiality, Badiou’s subtractive idea of communism as separation,  
> or Rancière's suggestion that the political conflict resides in the  
> tension between the structured social body and the part with no-part.
> Advising researcher: Katja Diefenbach
> More information: http://www.after1968.org
> Circle for Lacanian ideology Critique
> The Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique (CLiC)  
> gathers researchers who are interested in Lacanian theory and see it  
> as an open set of tools which help form a critical look at/on  
> current (post-)modern culture. CLiC intends to activate the  
> psychoanalytical – and especially Lacanian – background of many  
> current philosophers and critics, including Žižek, Badiou, Rancière,  
> Laclau, Mouffe, Jameson, Zupancic, Agamben, Negri, Derrida and  
> Nancy. Insight into the Lacanian background of these theories is  
> indispensable in order to discover the very core of their critical  
> potentialities. That is why a confrontation with – and a reading of  
> – the Lacanian text is one of CLiC’s main objectives.
> Advising researcher: Dominiek Hoens
> More information: http://clic.janvaneyck.nl
> Design Negation
> Design Negation is about finding new vocabularies and aesthetic  
> possibilities for design to formulate a political negation. It aims  
> to respond to the current wave of populist public opinion and  
> politics in the Netherlands. Currently, design has withdrawn its  
> political potential from everyday reality in order to concentrate on  
> abstract goals associated with ‘the good’, i.e. universal ethics and  
> human rights. It turns out that many of these abstract goals are now  
> served by the principles of marketing and advertising, and as such  
> fail to grasp the particularities of situations. Design Negation  
> consists of creative, intellectual and practical research and  
> production that look for possibilities to set up a design regime of  
> negation. In the meantime, by means of a series of public  
> discussions and lectures, Design Negation opens up a discourse about  
> its core topics with artists, designers, theoreticians, politicians,  
> researchers and activists.
> Advising researcher: Daniel van der Velden
> More information: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/0_3_3_research_info/design_negation.html
> ExtraStateCraft: Hidden Organisations, Spatial Contagions and Activism
> ExtraStateCraft: Hidden Organisations, Spatial Contagions and  
> Activism researches underexplored territory in the world’s  
> infrastructural and organisational strata. The project focuses on  
> shared protocols, managerial subroutines and financial instruments  
> as they produce and programme physical space around the world, whose  
> political outcomes are often at once pervasive and mysterious.  
> ExtraStateCraft will consider a number of tools effective in  
> manipulating active organisation, but will pay particular attention  
> to the ways in which these organisations are really populations of  
> repeatable components and formats, the arrangement and chemistry of  
> which possess a political disposition.
> Advising researcher: Keller Easterling
> More information: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/0_3_3_research_info/design_extrastatecraft.html
> Imaginary Property
> The research project Imaginary Property consists of three parts that  
> are inextricably linked up with each other. First, the project  
> 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. Second, it  
> 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.
> 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. 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.
> Advising researcher: Florian Schneider
> More information: http://imaginaryproperty.com
> The Cross-Cultural and the Counter-Modern
> Developing a frame for the study of cross-cultural interactions in  
> the relationship between modernism and colonialism, The Cross- 
> Cultural and the Counter-Modern will review the hybridity concept  
> alongside a range of cognate terms that have been put forward as  
> alternatives, including syncretism, creolisation and  
> transculturation. By working with the notion of ‘multiple  
> modernities’, developed within the sociology of globalisation, the  
> aim is to examine a variety of artistic, curatorial and writing  
> practices that evoke a combinatory logic of heterogeneity and  
> mixture in antagonism with the logic of purification that was  
> supported by the normative tradition of formalist universalism in  
> modernist art criticism.
> Advising Researcher: Kobena Mercer
> More information: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/0_3_3_research_info/the_cross-cultural_and_the_counter_modern.html

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