Zaragoza City of Knowledege Foundation
VisionarIAs is a project from the Fundación Zaragoza Ciudad in collaboration with the Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, forming part of the European Laboratory for ARTificial Intelligence, co-financed by the Creative Europa programme from the European Union.
They are now accepting applications from artists for the VisionarIAs programme, with an open call taking place from 17th September to 4th November 2019. A total of 3 residencies, each lasting between one and two months, will be made available to artists from around the world. Residencies are to be held between January and March 2020 at the Etopia centre for Art and Technology in Zaragoza, Spain. The work produced will make up part of the VisionarIAs exhibition, which will be held at the centre from May to October 2020, as part of the programme of activities offered by the European Laboratory for ARTificial Intelligence.
The link between creativity and AI is already well established. What they are looking for in this open call is to add another dimension to this dynamic, in which the concepts of vision and visuality can be explored in relation to the creativity of machines, as well as the impact this has on artistic creation. Our senses are the way we access the physical world, and from our experience of the tangible, our creativity grows. One of the traditional functions of art is the remaking, or recreation of, reality. With VisionarIAs, the idea is to compare machine vision with human vision, and investigate how differences between the two manifest themselves when creating, or recreating, a world view.
This open call is for artists and creators that want to create work or develop projects that, as stated above, exist within the field of:
- Vision and visuality of machines
- Creativity and Artificial Intelligence
Assignment of a work space - which may be shared according to the needs of the project and availability at the centre.
A single room at the Etopia Residence for a maximum of 60 calendar days between January and March 2020. The stay may be divided into two periods, subject to prior agreement with the organization. The residence provides bed linen and towels.
Use of the Residence’s facilities: a work area in the room itself, common living area, fridges, microwaves, washing machine, internet connection, secure access etc.
Access, subject to availability, to Etopia’s laboratories: digital manufacturing, robotics and electronics, multimedia, audiovisual experimentation, citizen computing, wetlab, sensorization etc. During the residence, artists will be able to collaborate with a scientific and technical advisor.