»MyCity, MySounds« is a georeferencing app for iOS- and Android-based smart devices developed by ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics in 2014. »MyCity, MySounds« can be used to create site-specific miniature compositions, media-supported Soundwalks or audio- and video-walks and share them with a growing community. In 2017, for example, Thomas M. Siefert and Lasse-Marc Riek's »rhein_strom« project was realized, in which a section of the Rhine - from the source of the Rhine to the port of Karlsruhe - was mapped in a variety of sounds. For »100 Sounds«, the French sound artist Sébastien Roux as early as 2015 transferred a grid measuring 250 m x 200 m to the city map of Karlsruhe and created a transitory soundcape composition for Karlsruhe's urban space. »MyCity, MySounds« was developed further in 2017 by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in cooperation with the Athens institutions Onassis Cultural Centre and Medea Electronique as part of the Interfaces project
Four scholarships of 1500€ each will be awarded. Within the framework of an Artist Residency at ZKM, the selected artists will be able to work on their project ideas and sketches over a period of one month and realize a new artistic work. Over the one-month-scholarship period, the artists have no obligation to reside in Karlsruhe, although sporadic stays at the ZKM | Karlsruhe have to be scheduled. Any travel and accommodation costs incurred are to be borne by the artists themselves or paid out of the scholarship amount. The residency will take place in the second half of 2018 and must have been completed by the end of 2018.
The residency is connected to the Hertz-Lab of the ZKM. Since 2017, the Hertz-Lab at ZKM has been operating as a transdisciplinary research and development platform in the overlapping area of media arts, science and society. In close transcultural exchange with international institutes and research institutions, the Hertz-Lab researches and expands the possibilities of media artistic expression, performance and design in the age of rapidly accelerated technological progress and digitalisation. The Hertz laboratory focuses on artistic production. At the laboratory, contemporary (artistic-scientific) concepts - e. g. extended reality, artificial intelligence or immersion - are reflected across media and genres, examined for artistic applicability and taken up in production.
The Artist-in-Residence programme is part of the INTERFACES project and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Find out more about the open call here.
The ZKM | Center for Art and Media received more than 70 entries for the open call, "MyCity, MySounds", which ran until May 20th, 2018. Project proposals by Amble Skuse, Thomas Butler, Nicolas Melmann, and Hojo/Kraftwere selected for implementation starting in September, 2018.
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