[NetBehaviour] Call for submissions: Eastern Bloc Lab Residency

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Winter 2014 Residency

Deadline for submissions: 13 December 2013, 5pm
Production residency: 20 January – 2 March 2013
Public presentation: 6 – 9 March 2013

Eastern Bloc’ media lab is a space for experimenting, learning, theorizing
and creating – a place to further develop systems-based, networked,
generative and hybrid practices through an artist-led discourse. The lab is
a site of convergence for artists (both emerging and established),
professionals, students, technicians, theorists and curators – encouraged
to work side by side, supporting one another conceptually as well as

Eastern Bloc’s residency program, with its three residencies per year
(Fall, Winter, Spring), is a chance for artists and audiences to critically
engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture
as well as and the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital
culture, and a special consideration for pedagogy and technological

For the upcoming Winter residency, artists (or artist collectives) are
asked to submit a project in one or more of the following disciplines: Net
art, interactive installation/performance, bio art, audio/video
installation, A/V performance, sound performance, public intervention.

Please include in the project description how the proposed project responds
to the following criteria (the artistic merit of your application will be
judged based on these criteria):

   - Puts forward a process of exploration/risk-taking/experimentation
   within a public context
   - Presents critically engaged content
   - Exploits the material framework and conceptual parameters of the
   mediums and technologies used
   - Use of multiple platforms/systems/networks and/or use of open source
   - Explores current trends in digital culture
   - Investigates the digital language and its norms and structures
   - Looks to build upon or challenge the normative structures of New Media
   art production and exhibition

The selected artist or artist collective will benefit from a 6 week
production residency in the Eastern Bloc lab (20 January – 2 March 2014),
followed by 4 days to present the completed work or work-in-progress in one
of the centre’s gallery spaces (6 – 9 March 2014). The artist or collective
will benefit from the following services:

   - Open access to the research & production lab
   - Guided technical assistance during the 6 week production period
   (provided by the Lab Coordinator and/or a lab volunteer)
   - Access to the lab’s equipment and tools (click
here<http://www.easternbloc.ca/lab.php?lien=info>for detailed list of
lab equipment and tools)
   - Access to small storage space for materials and personal equipment
   - A maximum of 10 hours of in-gallery technical assistance for the
   installation and dismantle of the project before and after the presentation
   - Photo and video documentation of the residency process (including
   production, exhibition, workshop and artist talk)

The selected artist or collective is required to give at least one
workshop, on a related subject, in the lab (open to Eastern Bloc’s members
and the general community, maximum of 15 participants); as well as give an
artist talk (open to the general public) about the project created while in
residency at Eastern Bloc. The selected artist or collective will receive a
total fee of $1150 for the residency (including production, presentation
and workshop).

Artists must submit the following:

   - Artistic statement (max 250 words)
   - Detailed description of the project including technical requirements
   (max 500 words)
   - Bio and up-to-date CV of all collaborators
   - Support material of current or past works (max. 10 images and/or 3
   audio/video excerpts)

All completed submissions must be sent by email to art at easternbloc.ca no
later than 5pm on December 13, 2013.

Eliane Ellbogen
Directrice artistique | Artistic Director
art at easternbloc.ca
7240 rue Clark, Montréal, QC, H2R 2Y3
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