Amsterdam-based Sonic Acts, a leading organisation in the field of innovative electronic and digital art, offers a home-based residency in the environmental humanities:
Sonic Acts is proud to announce the continuation of the OVEREXPOSED residency programme. With this renewed open call, we invite applications from artists and researchers working across the fields of environmental humanities with a special focus on pollution and experimental art and media.
OVEREXPOSED is part of a four-year research programme from Sonic Acts on the materiality of pollution and systemic and political issues related to the contamination of our environment. It is an opportunity for artists and researchers to expand their practice and develop new ideas and methodologies while being financially supported in their work.
As it is still difficult for us to host residents physically, the programme accommodates three artists and researchers in a home-based residency scheduled to take place in November 2021.
The residency enables artists and researchers to develop their practice around the core questions underlying the OVEREXPOSED programme – investigating pollution and its (unequal) effects on all things living and non-living. Previous residents, for example, have addressed overlapping ethnic and environmental struggles or looked at climate change and pollution in relation to different approaches to time. Using artistic research as an exploration of the connections between aesthetics, historical materiality and politics, the programme intends to create awareness about pollution and its interconnectedness on a planetary scale, stimulate thought and imagination about necessary steps and, of course, mobilise direct action.
The deadline for this residency at Sonic Acts is on 1 September, so please hurry to their website for more information: https://sonicacts.homerun.co/overexposed-home-based-residency/en