The current thematic call for submissions for the WimmelResearch-Fellowship invites artists of all disciplines to engage with the topic of »Immortality & the Living« from an artistic point of view.

Where: Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart, Germany.

When: June 1 until August 31, 2019

Deadline for applications: April 10, 2019

»Immortality & the Living«
– How do we want to encounter the living: virtually, hypothetically, cautiously? What should guide us in its design – fantasy, attentiveness, openness? How do we touch our planet? And how are we attached to it? Is the future of the earth »interstellar«? What is our relationship to the lifeworld in which we are embedded? How do we shape this relationship? And what kind of responsibility does this formation necessitate? What would happen if we no longer perceived the world as an image of »nature,« but instead as an »event« defined by technological progress, that we are taking part in? What kind of landscapes will we traverse if we increasingly shape the earth according to our own imagination? How will we distinguish between the »natural« and the »unnatural«? How will we as human beings change within this process? What does illness mean for a machine? What makes us healthy? When do we feel alive? What is a good life? And to whom will this life be granted?

The »WimmelResearch-Fellowship« is a joint project between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Robert Bosch GmbH and Wimmelforschung. The current thematic call for submissions for the »WimmelResearch-Fellowship« addresses artists (including architects, designers, authors, sound artists, performers, filmmakers, coders), who have a serious interest in the interdisciplinary exchange. The introduction of a thematic focus aims to initiate an open dialogue between artists and researchers of the Robert Bosch GmbH from all fields, in which common grounds, deviations, and controversies can be discussed and constructively metabolized.
A willingness to open communication and sensibility toward the specific working environment are essential. An active examination and artistic reflection of the respectively encountered working conditions in the context of Platform 12 are required. The fellowship also entails an introductory as well as a concluding presentation at the start and end of the fellowship, which introduces the artistic approach towards the topic and which initiates a comprehensive dialogue with researchers from Bosch. The work’s content and form of expression are principally open and left to the artist.

How to apply: The application material is submitted online and should include:
– An idea, question, or project outline that deals with the topic » Immortality & the Living« in an artistic way, against a social background and in reference to the dialogue with the researchers (max. 1 Din A4 page)
– A description of your motivation (max. 1 Din A4 page)
– A short biography and informative portfolio or documentation of previous artistic work (no comprehensive listing of exhibitions, etc.)

All documents should be sent in PDF format via e-mail to wimmelforschung@akademie-solitude.de

The next fellowship will be awarded for the period of JUNE 1 to AUGUST 31, 2019.

The deadline for applications is April 10, 2019, midnight CET/MEZ.

For further information, please visit http://www.akademie-solitude.de/en/news-press/news/~no3787/

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