Antenna #1: The Collection

Antenna #1: The Collection

A collection of related data part of Antenna. There is so much going on in the world of artist residencies that is growing and morphing. In order to see what’s there and to understand what’s going on; we dive in the big pool of data on artist residencies and see what we come across related to one specific theme to serve you a collection connecting new and old stories, big and small projects and articles related to this Antenna theme. These kinds of collections include useful deadlines, stories and more.

Uninterrupted writing time

The Lannan Residency Fellowship provides uninterrupted writing time for poets, writers, essayists, translators, scholars, curators, as well as indigenous, environmental and social justice activists. Residency durations are usually from four to six weeks. Since the fall of 2000, more than 250 residency fellows have been housed in Lannan properties in Marfa, Texas, a small, beautiful, high desert ranching town in West Texas near the Chinati Mountains to the southwest and the Davis Mountains to the northeast. Marfa is also home to the internationally known Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art organization founded by the late sculptor, Donald Judd. ( NOTE: Candidates for the residency program are selected through an internal nomination process. Unsolicited applications are not accepted.)


Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize – Polish Language for 2015

The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize aims to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers. It is an annual prize, which focuses on a different language each year and is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34, with no restriction on country of residence. This year’s winner will take part in a mentorship with renowned translator and judge of this year’s prize Antonia Lloyd-Jones, and will also be invited to participate in Crossing Border Festival in November 2015. As well as the mentorship and taking part in Crossing Border, the winning translator will receive £1000 and a selection of Harvill Secker titles.

LiT: The Literature in Translation Program

Residencies for Writers and Translators

LiT Program residencies are an exceptional opportunity for international writers and English-language translators to create new work individually and in collaboration, to find a wider audience for contemporary writers through translation, and to participate in literary exploration and cultural exchange as members of the global creative community at VSC.
The annual ALSCW/LiT Forum features international writers and translators, often in collaborative pairs, for a bi-lingual reading and discussion about the process of translation, collaboration, as well as considerations of international literary and publishing communities. In 2015, the 6th Annual ALSCW/LiT Forum will feature Cuban writer-translator José Manuel Prieto and essayist/translator Esther Allen.

The LFTT Library

In March 2015 Japanese artist Masae Watanabe came to work with the LFTT Library at The Guesthouse in Cork. Masae previously studied Artistic Anatomy at The Tokyo University of The Arts, finishing her laboratory work in 2009 she currently works as their education research assistant. In her research she examines life forms at a molecular level, observing physical and psychological patterns that suggest previously unknown connections between man and animal, creature and plantlife. During her residency Masae’s work took a visual anatomical approach to the psychology behind stories from celtic mythology, in particular the subject of the ‘Merrow’ or mermaid in W.B Yeats ‘Irish Fairy Stories’. Fusing symbolic form extracted from the story in the manner of a ‘Rorschach’ inkblot with a diagrammatic narrative style of layered transparencies; extracted keywords and elements are superimposed in space, producing the effect of a miniature stage or operating theatre of the mind. Read more

Picture above show’s W.B Yeats ‘Irish Fairy Tales’ found in the library. Masae arrived with a japanese translation. Below is a detail shot from one of her exhbition pieces ‘The Merrow’ (2015). Images courtesy Helio Léon.

Matt; the first Interpreter-in-Residence

The Interpreter in Residence is a yearlong program designed as a forum for Chicago-based artists with an interest in social engagement to create participatory art experiences with Smart Museum guests. The residency, which is organized by the Smart’s education department, provides an opportunity for artists to consider their practice as pedagogy by connecting Museum visitors with art and ideas drawn from the Smart’s collections and exhibitions. Resident artists also host quarterly At the Threshold social events throughout the year. Through these and other ephemeral activities, the interpreters in residence help create a critical commons where we can engage with art, ideas, and one another.

As the first Interpreter in Residence, Chicago-based artist Matt Austin brought a new iteration of The Perch—his experimental forum for social exchange—to the Smart in 2013–2014. Austin created a temporary installation in the Smart's lobby serving as a functioning library and office space for The Perch. Read more

word to word

The Free Word Translator in Residence Alice Guthrie spends a day listening to and blogging about Hawa SMART, an opposition-driven Syrian radio station that broadcasts on FM to listeners right across the country. Tucked just over the border with Turkey, the station promises ‘a message of peace and unity’ for the whole of Syria. On Tuesday 20th May, Alice was blogging about what that sounds like. You can listen along with the station’s online stream, ask Alice questions and share your thoughts. Follow through Twitter with the hashtag #HawaSmart.Full article


Translating the milkeyway

For the past 10 years, designer Dan Goods has worked as a visual strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. He works to translate the technical, data-driven language of JPL's missions into engaging, public-friendly works of art. When negotiating his position, the original idea was that Goods would create visualizations communicating JPL's work. But the artist pushed back: He didn't want people simply to see the universe; he wanted them to feel it. Source

To demonstrate the relatively tiny size of the Milky Way compared to the universe, Dan Goods drilled a hole in a grain of sand as part of his installation "The Big Playground."
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

cryptography for postcards

Cryptography for Postcards (2013) was a workshop by Markus Decker and Peter Wagenhuber at ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM .
Markus Decker is an artist who investigates natural random phenomena like radioactivity or electromagnetic noise as a means for cryptography in his recent Ars Bioarctica residency.

The project

The residency
Since 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland. The residency has an emphasis on the Arctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is is open for artists, scientists and art&science research teams. The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment, kitchen, bathroom, sauna and internet connection. The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station offers the residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This includes access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A dedicated mentor in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.

The Recurse Center, translating ideas into codes

Founded in 2011, the Recurse Center is a free, self-directed, educational retreat for people who want to get better at programming, whether they've been coding for three decades or three months. Participants come from around the world for 12-week batches in New York, where they write open source software and grow together as programmers in a friendly, intellectual, and energizing environment. With an alumni network of more than 500 people in dozens of countries, they have one of the most tightly-knit, diverse, and supportive programming communities in the world. The retreat is free for everyone, and they offer need-based living-expense grants of up to $7,000 to women and people from groups traditionally underrepresented in programming. Read more

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