[ 22. April 2020 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – Extended deadline for new artistic residency calls at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Von: Sophie Hesse
Datum: Tue, 7 Apr 2020
Betreff: Extended deadline for new artistic residency calls at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe


On the occasion of the artistic research and development project EASTN-DC,
the ZKM | Hertz-Lab has developed a new artist-in-residence program, in
the framework of which artists will be offered the opportunity to submit
innovative project proposals that are located at the intersection of art,
science, and technology.

The international artists can apply to three submission clusters and
submit open project proposals that deal with disruptive future
technologies, their reflection or technological implementation in artistic
projects, as well as project proposals that concern the specific
audiovisual infrastructure at ZKM | Hertz-Lab.

The ZKM | Hertz-Lab offers artists working in all genres – from the visual
arts to music – to try out a diversity of technologies in collaboration
with scientists and developers. The main focuses of the Hertz-Lab are art
production and media technology research. Contemporary concepts in the
arts and sciences, for example, artificial intelligence, immersion or
sensor-enabled environments are carefully reflected on, reviewed for
artistic usability, and implemented in productions. Scholars, scientists,
and artists from all over the world find ideal conditions at the ZKM |
Hertz-Lab to realize their theoretical and practical projects.

The EASTN-DC (European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital
Creativity) emerged from several European institutions involved in
research, technology development, creation and education in the field of
technologies applied to artistic creation. This network is coordinated by
ACROE and supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Submission Cluster 1) Volumetric Capturing
ZKM | Hertz-Lab calls out for new and innovative artistic project
proposals focussing on the artistic use of volumetric capturing technology
in areas ranging from digital video and 3D animation through to
interactive installations and environments, from software systems to the
realtime generation of natural or artificial environments, as well as
audio-visual applications for performance contexts. At the ZKM | Hertz
Lab, the artists-in-residence will have the opportunity to work with a
research prototype of a volumetric capturing system (consisting of 11 RGBD
sensors) developed by the US American company Evercoast. This system
includes an integrated software and cloud rendering platform for real-time
and captured holographic content. The research prototype makes it possible
to capture three-dimensional content in a limited space (2 meters x 2
meters). The system can be used to generate three-dimensional point clouds
as well as photorealistic textures and higher quality meshes, whereby in
the latter two cases a higher computing time and limits in the available
cloud computing time must be taken into account. The artists-in-residence
will work in close collaboration with the software developers of the ZKM |
Hertz-Lab, who will assist the artists in implementing the technology in
an artistic production.

Submission Cluster 2) Sonic Spatialization
With the beginning of the use of space in electronic music, new aesthetic
possibilities up to the simulation and implementation of acoustic
environments emerged. At the ZKM | Hertz-Lab, the artists-in-residence are
offered the opportunity to work with the ZKM Sound Dome and to realize
innovative sonic spatialization concepts within the framework of
sound-artistic or music-related projects. The dome-shaped set-up,
consisting of 53 loudspeakers and four subwoofers, is an ideal place for
the development of 3D audio. The artists are encouraged to develop
strategies of sound placement or movement using artificial intelligence ,
agent based or other algorithmic systems. A special focus can be on the
parametric interaction between sound and space. As tools
the spatialization software Zirkonium developed at ZKM or
similar softwares can provide a functioning interface between speaker and

Submission Cluster 3) Disruptive future technologies
Furthermore, cross-genre artistic projects can be proposed that deal
artistically with disruptive future technologies such as Artificial
Intelligence, Quantum Computing, IoT or other technologies.

The content of the artistic project proposals should address the
aforementioned areas of volumetric capturing, sonic spatialization or
disruptive future technologies and be feasible during the one month
residency period. The technical infrastructure of the ZKM | Hertz-Lab is
available to all guest artists for the realization. The residence must be
completed by October 2020. A presentation of the resulting works at the
ZKM as part of an interdisciplinary festival that will take place at the
ZKM at the end of 2020 is planned, but cannot be guaranteed. Up to
seven scholarships, each endowed with a stipend in the amount of 1000 € as
well as per diems, will be awarded. As part of an artist residency at the
ZKM | Hertz-Lab, the selected artists will work on their project ideas and
sketches over a period of one month and realize a new artistic work.
During the one-month scholarship period, at least two weeks of residence
in Karlsruhe is compulsory. Travel costs will be covered up to an amount
of 400 €. Accommodation costs will be covered up to an amount of 500 €.

Conditions of participation
The following is required for the application:
• Short summary of the project idea (max. 1000 characters incl. spaces)
• Project description stating the corresponding submission cluster as
well as the required technical infrastructure and possible residence
times (max. 5000 characters incl. spaces)
• Short biography (max. 1000 characters incl. spaces) plus contact details
• Portrait photo (min. 300 dpi, please specify picture credits)

Applications can be sent by e-mail to hertz-lab@zkm.de with the e-mail
subject »EASTN-DC Residency Proposal, last name, submission cluster« up to
and including 30.04.2020 in a single PDF file of up to 5 MB. Please upload
possibly accompanying audio, image and video material online to a file
hosting service of your choice and include the non-expiring download link
in your application email. If you have any questions, please
contact hertz-lab@zkm.de

This Artist-in-Residence Program is part of the EASTN-DC project and is
co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.