The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation offerers five residencies

They will take place between January and April 2016 at LABoral, Avatar (Quebec, Canada), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier) and le lieu unique (Nantes)

Published: Jun 15, 2015

LABoral and the nine artistic and cultural institutions that take part at the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) have launched its first open call addressed to artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. The call offers five research and/or production residencies that will take place over the period of January-April 2016 at the following locations: LABoral (L.E.V Festival, Gijón), Avatar (Quebec, Canada), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Berlin), humainTROPhumain (Montpellier) and le lieu unique (Nantes).

The residencies offer a chance for artists to research, conceive, produce and present new artistic works, new tools, methods, formats and perspectives for audiovisual creation. Presentation format depends on the nature of the residency, and may range from a final performance, an informal work-in-progress presentation, installation, a talk or workshop-style format, or other. The deadline for submission is 12th August 2015, at 11:00 PM (Spanish time) and the proposals may be submitted online at:
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/r/convocatorias/i-convo-encac
Travel and accommodation costs are also covered by each hosting institution.

Leaded by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Spain) and with LEV festival as strategic partner, ENCAC is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and it is composed of five European cultural institutions and platforms based on EU countries: Ars Electronica (Austria), DISK Berlin (CTM Festival, Germany), Resonate (Serbia), le lieu unique (France) and hTh-CDN (France), plus four non-EU partners: Avatar (Canada), ELEKTRA (Canada), MUTEK.MX (Mexico) and Mapping Festival (Switzerland).

The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) aims to facilitate, promote, inspire, support and create new opportunities and challenges in the audiovisual arts as well as to foster innovative and sustainable solutions for the creative community, a wide range of audiences and the audiovisual field.

RESIDENCIES AND LOCATIONS

This call is open for artists/developers worldwide, which are working on all kinds of innovative concepts and ideas in the fields of intermedia research on sound, visuals, music, performing arts and digital culture. Each of the residencies also have particular focal points, as sound and electronic art; experimental audiovisual creation; audiovisual creation and performance: new tools, methods, formats and perspectives; scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies; and experimental music instruments.

Avatar (Quebec)
Object: research and production residency on sound art
Description: residency for the research and creation of an artwork that involves sound and electronic art.
Venue: Avatar (Quebec, Canada) http://avatarquebec.org/en/
Period: two weeks in February 2016
Fee: 2.000 €* including fee, production costs and per diems

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón)
Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
Description: Production of an audiovisual piece that works with light, video and/or sound. Final results will be presented at LEV festival 2016, taking place on April 28, 29 and 30th, 2016. Proposals whose visual aspect enrich the objectives of the Festival will be especially valued.
Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación
Industrial (Gijón, Spain)
www.laboralcentrodearte.org and
www.levfestival.com
Period: two weeks in April 2016
Budget (gross): Fee: 3.500 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee.

DISK (Berlin)
Object: research and production of audiovisual art.
Description: DISK Berlin is offering a chance to research, conceive, and present new tools, methods, formats, and perspectives for audiovisual creation and performance. Through its wide network of local collaborators, DISK Berlin will support the residency-holder with technical and artistic guidance. Advice may be provided by local artists, industry professionals, researchers and theorists, hackers, technological companies, and more, working within fields of sound, music, art, digital media and their cross-sections.
Venue: residency at the ACUD cultural Centre and presentation at CTM 2016 Festival, produced by DISK Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
http://www.ctm-festival.de/ http://acudmachtneu.de/
Residency: The residency will take place 14-29 January 2016, during the 2 weeks leading up to the CTM 2016 festival
Presentation: The residency outcome will be presented at CTM 2016, 29 January – 7 February 2016
Fee: 4.000 €, which includes material costs needed to conduct the research/ produce the work, as well as the final presentation fee.

hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (France)
Object: research and production residency on performative arts and digital art.
Description: The purpose of this residency is to widen the limits of the scenic fact in relation to digital art and new technologies: multimedia contemporary dance, audiovisual electronic operas, performances with light, video and sound, performances directed by artificial intelligence, robotic theatre, performances based on data manipulation. We are also open to any scenic act that reflects, explicitly or poetically, about new technologies nowadays or that perverts, mocks, abuses or misuses the technological fact.
Venue: hTh humainTROPhumain CDN Montpellier (Montpellier, France)
http://www.humaintrophumain.fr/web/
Period: two weeks
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee.

Le lieu unique (Nantes)
Object: research and production residency on audiovisual art
Description: Le lieu unique would like to welcome in this residency a research project on creation and/or prototyping of experimental music instruments. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to):
- usage and re-appropriation of everyday objects, linking them to digital technologies
- construction of digital or electronic instruments
- elaboration of multimedia or « wild » design in instruments
-any production questioning the links between technology and sound (storage and reproduction of sounds, links between technologies and forms, modes of listening and audio creation, etc.).
The main objectives of the residency are to organize a space of audio experimentation which will question, examine or expand the frontiers and limits of the musical field, to create connections with other forms of artistic expression and to question their links, while promoting the usage and practice of experimental practices in music and sound.
Venue: Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France)
http://www.lelieuunique.com/
Period: 2 weeks in January (from 13th through 31st)
Fee: 4.000 € including fee, material costs needed to produce the work and presentation fee.

Complete Rules:
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/en/r/files/2015/convocatorias/i-encac/complete-rules

Submit your Project: http://encac1.laboralcentrodearte.org

A call by:

Encac (fondo blanco)

Programa cultural UE II

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