MedeaElectronique media lab residenciesKoumaria2009 ? international open call
Between the 23rd and 31st of October, 2009
MedeaElectronique organizes Koumaria fall residency offering a week?s
retreat for media artists in rural Sparta, Greece.
At the foot of Mount Taigetos, a huge private olive grove will be
transformed into a laboratory for contemporary art. Offering a 400
square meter residency made into a mixed media art studio, we aim to
bring together artists of different disciplines in order to develop a
collective mixed media art project.
We are interested in the process itself, as a hypothesis and as an
experiment in the search for an emerging work ethic, an intense and
refreshing experience that will serve as a model for future creative
The outcomes we are aiming at:
? A public performance on the 31st of October in Athens, Greece
? Material and ideas for further research and processing
? Recorded improvisations and other emergent pieces of work to be
shared and distributed in appropriate forms between the participants
? Documentation of the whole process to be analysed and elaborated on
? Further inspiring and productive collaborations to be initiated
The specificity of the place hints towards thematic directions
relating to the ideas of creation and growth, serenity, light and the
processes of natural flow, universals, as well as the journey outward
and within. Anything else that might resonate with the participants
during the residency will be greatly appreciated.
There will be a fare amount of relaxed personal space, friendly
communal life, conversations, common experiments and improvisation, as
well as daily key group sessions for reviewing, processing and
structuring of ideas and materials.
We are looking for practitioners active in such diverse fields as:
Electroacoustics, sonic art, live electronics, field recording,
instrumental improvisation, performance art, VJing, video art,
creative computer programming, creative hardware modification, plastic
arts, conceptual art, drama, philosophy and semiotics. The list is non
exhaustive and we will be happy to consider any interesting proposal.
The ideal participants would have interdisciplinary interests and a
strong creative drive. They would be happy to share and embrace ideas,
techniques, material, time and energy. They would need good social and
communication skills, as well as the ability to function in a wide
range of situations. A respect to the craft and the powers of
improvisation will be also greatly appreciated.
We are expecting participants to enjoy a degree of self-sufficiency
concerning creative tools: e.g. laptop, soundcard, recorder,
microphone(s), headphones, camera(s), instruments and so on. We will
be providing basic technical support including: a Mac G5 with Logic
and Final Cut, assorted plugins, a 32-channel digital mixing desk,
high-end monitoring, a range of studio microphones, preamps and sound
processors, digital recorders, projector, materials, internet, etc.
Organic food from the farm and transport to nearby villages will be
also provided. There will be access to a telescope dome observatory on
the roof of the building. MedeaElectronique offers a limited number of
bursaries meant to cover travel and other expenses (depending on each
case). Particular technical and other arrangements will be made with
each individual after initial selection.
Please download the application form from http://www.medeaelectronique.com/residencies
Submit not later than the 15th of June 2009, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection will be completed by 15 July 2009.
For more information contact the project curator Stelios Giannoulakis