Web Residencies by Solitude and ZKM

Web Residencies by Solitude and ZKM

Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Center for Art and Media award web residencies three times a year. For each call, a curator selects four project proposals, whose creators are rewarded with a four-week residency and 500 USD. Artists are invited to experiment with digital technologies and new art forms, and reflect on the topics set by the curators. One of the web residents will be awarded with the production prize HASH by Solitude & ZKM at the end of the year.

The current open call is curated by Morehshin Allahyari. The topic is "Refiguring the Feminist Future" with deadline July 2, 2018.

Text by Morehshin Allahyari: This is a call for »the female future«. The feminism that is more than women; it is a philosophy of non-male, non-cis, non-white, non-western. All those people who have at one time or another been considered »less than« by the social systems that oppress them. This is a call for re-configuring reality towards other futures, so that we can collapse the political notion of linear space and time as an act of resistance.

Many of us live in a present time where the systems that we exist in are not built to address and promote our needs, fears, hopes and dreams. How do we re-imagine new possibilities, claim non-linear time, non-contiguous spaces? How can we tell stories of alternative (and specially non-western) futures that are not that of silicon valley? How can mythology, fiction/science fiction, and other forms of digital storytelling become practices for being more visible? To take over agency and ownership of spaces (outer space) and time (futures) initially not designed for us.

This call is addressed to artists, activists, poets, writers, feminists and dreamers for challenging existing histories and speculative futures through storytelling and counter narrative imagining using web as their platform. It’s a call that asks: what does »the future is female« actually look like? It’s a call for crafting of the future that truly belongs to us.

Submit your project proposal in the form of:

  • a headline
  • a concept text in English (1,000–1,500 characters with spaces)
  • a header image (high resolution, landscape format)
  • a short bio in English (500 characters with spaces)
  • a portfolio PDF (images, text, links)