Second TASML / DSL Artist Residence Award Open Call

TASML / DSL Artist Residence Award Call for Proposals

With the support of DSL Collection, the renowned art collection specialized in contemporary Chinese art, the award is conceived to provide emerging Chinese media artists with an unique opportunity to engage with cutting edge research and production in the intersection of art, science and technology in some of the most innovative media art and design laboratory from around the world. From March of 2011 till February of 2013, two artists will be selected annually.  The awardees will receive a $4000 (RMB 26500) stipend to compensate for travel, accommodation and living expenses in the residence country. An international jury will decide the winners of the award based on the merits of the proposed projects.


In collaboration with the Hexagram Institute for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology and LabXmodal at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, TASML is announcing a call for artist in residency research proposals. The TASML research residency provides a unique opportunity to engage with cutting edge research and production in the intersection of art, science and technology in some of the most innovative media art and design laboratory from around the world.

The Hexagram Institute is the largest arts and design-based new media lab in Canada and is recognized internationally as the Canadian pole for interdisciplinary research in new media art, design, and interactive performance and technologies. Housed in the new Engineering and Visual Arts building, Hexagram-Concordia has two floors of labs and equipment as well as a large black box research space. The labs support research and creation in areas such as advanced audio/video, interactive textiles, CNC machining, rapid prototyping and 3-D printing, digital photography and image processing, animation and digital games and other research activities. In addition to the infrastructure which supports over 60 researchers and hundreds of graduate students across three faculties, Hexagram also houses a number of researcher-driven studio-labs.

LabXmodal is a studio-lab founded by artist, researcher, writer, professor and Hexagram Concordia Director Chris Salter which is one of ten satellite Hexagram labs. Xmodal is dedicated to the research, development, and creation of performative environments – physical spaces with a focus on dynamic and temporal processes over static objects and representations. We research and develop new hardware and software sensing technologies, apply these tools and techniques in solo + collaborative, internationally disseminated artistic works and critically reflect on these practices through technical and theoretical/historical publications, talks and public presentations world wide.

The call for proposals targets emerging or early mid career visual/media artists with an interest in audio/visual perception and interactive, sensor systems who have an interest in expanding their existing practices by working within the Hexagram infrastructure through a 5-6 week exploratory residency. During the residency, the selected artist is expected to focus on the development of a project concept sketch as well as directly collaborate with artists and researchers in the LabXmodal environment on two current large scale installation projects in development during November and December 2011. The residency will run between November 8-December 18, 2011. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop the research concept, sketches and/or a basic prototype by having access to the Hexagram infrastructure as well as be able to collaborate with Xmodal during the residency period. Montreal is one of the most vibrant cities in North America and the Hexagram environment offers the opportunity to integrate into one of the largest media art research centers in Canada. The artist will also be expected to present the concept sketch or results of the residency in a public talk at the end of the residency period.

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Candidates should submit a detailed proposal of research interests as well as a statement on how the residency will help in expanding their existing practice. Good spoken english is a mandatory requirement for the residency.
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