Residency Programme - Call for Entry

The call is now closed. Thank you all for your submissions.

Submission Deadline: July 31 2012


We are calling upon artistic research to actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture and thus to understand artistic research as exploring the links between aesthetics, materiality and politics.


The Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research supports projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. The programme is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects.


For Vilém Flusser, theory and praxis are intrinsically tied to each other. His nomadic thinking was shaped by a philosophy of positions, experimental testing of different ways of thinking and the linking of different disciplines and methodologies played a significant role in his work. Not the search for the truth but rather the playing around with the aesthetic constitution of truth characterised his thinking, often developed in dialogue with others. A fundamental principle of his philosophy is the dialogue between the disciplines, points of view and methodologies. Knowledge production as a dialogue between different standpoints, such as between science and art, laboratory and applied research, old and new media, local and global forms of organisation, is therefore the guiding principle for the concept of artistic research, which is supported by the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research.


This is not a production grant and while a public presentation/event will be expected, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project-to-project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.


The residency begins in April 2013, as a minimum of two months work-and research-residency in Berlin. The applicant selected by the jury will have the oppportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The programme includes:
# travel costs to Berlin
# stipend of 1000 EUR per month   
# studio / workspace in the _vilém_flusser_archive at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin.


Further details of the project presentation at the transmediale festival and _vilém_flusser_archive will be negotiated directly with the applicant.


The call is now closed. Thank you all for your submissions.

Submission Deadline: July 31 2012 | Conditions of Entry


The residency programme is a cooperation between the _vilém_flusser_archive at the University of Arts (UDK) and transmediale, festival for art and digital culture Berlin.