Future Life Open Call: Ailab x SETI
09
Sep
2020
07
Oct
2020
New Open Call for artists working with AI
Future Life Open call for artists AILAB
17
Jun
2020
22
Jul
2020
New call of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab: Astronomy x AI
Doing nothing with AI by Emanuel Gollob. Image: Jürgen Grünwald
Future Life OPEN CALL: STUDIOTOPIA
12
Mar
2020
31
May
2020
Artists are inviting Scientists to their studios
Future Life Open Call for artists AiLAB
06
Sep
2019
12
Nov
2019
Open call for the reception of artistic projects researching about Artificial Intelligence
Future Life Call for Artists EMARE 2020-2021 of EMAP
05
Sep
2019
09
Dec
2019
Residency exchange for European artists working with new media.
Future Life Open Call for artists AI LAB
08
Jan
2019
25
Feb
2019
Open Call from the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab
POETIC AI_ERROR by OUCHHH. Imagen: Ars Electronica/ Magdalena Sick-Leitner
Future Life 2nd call for artists EMAP/EMARE
08
Oct
2018
10
Dec
2018
Artistic residence exchange for European Artists working with new media
Image: Vanessa Graf
Future Life Call for artistic residencies VERTIGO STARTS
10
Jan
2018
02
Mar
2018
Are you an artist or creative? Have the chance of getting a grant of up to 30.000€ for collaborating with an R&D ICT-Project and producing an original artwork based on its technology!
The Plants Sense by María Castellanos & Alberto Vlaverde. VERTGO STARTS 2017
Future Life European Media Art Platform / European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2018
31
Oct
2017
20
Jan
2018
The new European Media Art Platform offers residencies for Media Artists
Future Life CALL FOR RESIDENCIES LABORAL IMPULSA
02
Nov
2017
01
Dec
2017
The LABoral IMPULSA Residency aims to re-examine potential connections available today that serve to open up creative, work and business means of development for new generations
Future Life NEW DEADLINE FOR ENCAC 2nd OPEN CALL TO AUDIOVISUAL ARTISTS AND DEVELOPERS
15
Apr
2016
23
Jun
2016
ENCAC (European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation) offers six research and/or production residencies in DISK Berlin (Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier), LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec) and le lieu unique (Nantes).
Future Life NEXT THINGS 2016 –VISIBLE
02
Mar
2016
20
Apr
2016
Deadline extender for the Fifth Global Art & Technology Challenge to April 20th
Environment dress, 2015. María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde. Winning project Next Things 2015
Future Life 1ST ENCAC Open Call to Audiovisual Artists and Developers
15
Jun
2015
12
Aug
2015
The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation offers five research and/or production residencies at LABoral (L.E.V. Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlín), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier) y le lieu unique (Nantes)
Future Life I Grant for the Development and Production of an Educational Tool
16
Apr
2015
12
Jun
2015
Aimed at developers or groups whose work brings together contemporary art, education and new technologies. The deadline for the project's submission concludes June 12, 2015
Hybrid Playground, a project by Clara Boj and Diego Diaz. Photo: LABoral/Piru de la Puente
Future Life Residency: Avatar - LABoral
25
Mar
2015
28
Feb
2016
Collaboration agreement between Avatar, a centre specialized in audio and electronic art from Québec, and LABoral for developing an artist exchange programme
Avatar Centre, located in Québec
Future Life NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA
20
Feb
2015
17
Apr
2015
Telefónica R+D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA, the Forth Global Art & Technology Challenge. NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA pursues innovative and breakthrough ideas on the Internet of Things in the context of art and technology.
Sam Kronick working at the fabLAB of LABoral in The Slow Internet Cafe, project awarded in the NEXT THINGS 2014 Call. Photo: LABoral/Sergio Redruello
Future Life Call for the post of Artistic Director
24
Mar
2015
28
Aug
2015
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has launched an international call for the post of Artistic Director. Applications should be sent, before 00 pm 28 August 2015
Hall of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Photo: MediaPhoto
Future Life The European Digital Art and Science Network launches its first call for an artistic residency
20
Dec
2014
16
Feb
2015
The results works will premiere at the Ars Electronica Festival September 2015 in Linz and then at LABoral
Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA. Photo: ESO
Future Life Production Grant DKV Seguros - Álvarez Margaride
27
Nov
2014
30
Jan
2015
We are looking for projects of Spanish or resident artists in Spain, whose work using new technologys
Speech Prosthesis (An Alchemical Conversation), David Ferrando. Winning Project of the third Production Grant DKV Seguros - Álvarez Margaride. Image: David Ferrando
Future Life Autum of Recycling
18
Aug
2014
01
Oct
2014
Third edition of this competition for the production and exhibition of art and technology projects that promote ecological recycling, waste prevention and public environmental awareness in Gijon
Future Life Production Grant olorVISUAL collection
16
Jan
2014
10
Mar
2014
Call for a production residency for executing an art project within the scope of Art, Science and Technology
Working in fabLAB of LABoral Centro de Arte. Image: LABoral/Sergio Redruello
Future Life Call for the post of ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
19
Nov
2013
07
Jan
2014
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial has launch an international call for the post of Artistic Director. Applications should be sent, before 00 am 7 January 2014.
Hall of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Photo: LABoral/Roberto Tolín
Future Life NEXT THINGS 2014 – PERSONAL
14
Nov
2013
16
Jan
2014
Telefónica R&D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2014 – PERSONAL, the Third Global Art & Technology Challenge
Components and first prototype of Flone, project awarded in the NEXT THINGS 2013 Call, a project by Lot Amorós, Cristina Navarro and Alexandre Oliver. Photo: LABoral/Sergio Redruello
Future Life Production Grant DKV Seguros - Álvarez Margaride
23
Oct
2013
14
Jan
2014
DKV Seguros and LABoral call the second production residency for the completion of a project by artists who are either Spanish or resident in Spain
The Moon Museum, Karlos Gil. Winning Project of the first Production Grant DKV Seguros - Álvarez Margaride. Image: Sergio Redruello / LABoral's Archive
Future Life Summer Sessions 2013
21
Mar
2013
28
Apr
2013
Call for residency
Future Life NEXT THINGS 2013 - NEXT SPACE
25
Jan
2013
15
Mar
2013
Telefónica I+D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE, the Second Global Art & Technology Challenge
Radio frequency module XRF & GPS 3DR
Future Life DKV Seguros - Álvarez Margaride Production Grant
18
Jan
2013
01
Mar
2013
DKV Seguros and LABoral call this production residency for the completion of a project by artists who are either Spanish or resident in Spain
Galería de proyectos. Image: Marcos Morilla
Future Life NEXT THINGS 2012 / Call for Ideas
21
Nov
2011
20
Jan
2012
Telefónica Digital & LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2012, the First Global Art & Technology Challenge. Winning project: Mapocci, by Laura Maliverni and Lilia Villafuerte
Photo: PCB
Future Life Call: Spatial Narratives
11
Jul
2011
15
Sep
2011
Call for proposals for the development of a production residency for creators
Escoitar.org+Enrique Tomás. No Tours, 2009
Future Life Projects Office
14
Apr
2011
10
Jun
2011
The chosend projects for this call are: Eduardo Guerra, 'Hitos, ya nadie muere en casa'; Lorena Lozano, 'DANZA INFINITA. Homenaje a Henrietta Lacks' and Ricardo Nascimento & Ebru Kurbak, 'Feather Tales II'.
Future Life 1st Heiku Contest
01
Mar
2011
18
Mar
2011
LABoral Centro de Arte and El Gaviero Ediciones are organizing a Heiku contest based on the forthcoming exhbition Electric Nights.
Future Life Workshop Seminar Interactivos? in the framework of the exhibition process is paradigm
07
Apr
2009
19
Apr
2010
A collaboration of LABoral and Medialab-Prado of Área de Las Artes del Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Interactivos. Image: Marcos Morilla
Future Life Anna Ridler
(United Kingdom, 1985)
Credits: Anna Ridler
Future Life
03
Sep
2020
12
Dec
2020
Interferences, alterations, changes
Image: Marco Recuero

Future Life

Interferences, alterations, changes

3
Sep
2020
12
Dec
2020
Future Life

Image: Marco Recuero

Imagining future life at the present time seems to be a very difficult exercise. Especially now, when reality has surpassed all fiction, it is hard to envision a future that is not dystopian. The alteration of bodies, identities, and all kinds of social, economic, and environmental systems characterizes a present in which everything is interconnected. This network of increasingly sensitive and vulnerable relationships and interdependencies forces us to live in a time of constant change and uncertainty.

In recent years, many of the projects produced by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP/EMARE) have lent visibility to these systemic disturbances of the status quo.  These works address the marginal areas of a social and cultural fabric that is increasingly damaged, torn, and immersed in a fragile balance. These proposals enable us to sense, and even understand, that the current pandemic must be a consequence, not a cause, of what is occurring.

Based on systems theory applied to biological, social, technological, and cultural spheres, the six interconnected projects in the Vida Futura (Future Life) exhibition propose a variety of connections on different scales and contexts. The first group of artists focuses on the microscopic realities of existence.

The Quimera Rosa collective works with blood and chlorophyll to investigate the connections between human and plant life. Marco Barotti uses microbial cultures, robotic clams, and sensors to make ocean pollution audible. And Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić use scientific images to show how chemical waste affects fresh water and groundwater.

The second group works on a macro scale. Stefan Laxness uses different digital devices to explore the model of neighboring mountains, analyzing the viability of environmental restoration of the land to promote more sustainable development.

Anna Ridler applies artificial intelligence algorithms so that something apparently as natural as a tulip is altered in shape, texture, and color, depending on the fluctuations of financial markets at the global level.

Disnovation.org, a collective, shows us the new icons, practices and virtual devices that characterize the increasingly polarized and radical scenarios of on-line social and cultural networks.

The works in this exhibition are the result of the EMARE (European Media Art Residence) call issued by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), aimed at European artists working with new technologies. The program aims to foster collaboration among artists and institutions that use these media.

Led by Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Halle), the platform consists of the following institutions:

WRO Center for Media Art Foundation (Wrocław); RIXC (Riga); M-cult (Helsinki); Kontejner (Zagreb); Ars Electronica Center (Linz); Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) (Athens); FACT (Liverpool); Impakt (Utrecht); Bandits-Mages (Bourges), as well as LABoral Centro de Arte.

 

 

Curated by: Karin Ohlenschläger

Artists: Marco Barotti, Disnovation.org, Stefan Laxness, Quimera Rosa, Anna Ridler, Robertina Sebjanic & Gjino Sutic

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