Open Call

IMPROVISING THE NET(WORK): RESIDENCY OPEN CALL

ThoughtWorks Arts

With Funding
Free / No Costs
San Francisco, United States

Eligibility

We seek an artist/technologist or collective working with the possibilities of a customizable network environment as material, concept, and collaborator, together with the creative community affiliated with CounterPulse. Applicants do not need to be expert in computer network design or dance improvisation, but an understanding of these disciplines would enhance your application.

Number of Participants

We seek an artist, technologist, or collective. Applicants can be made up of teams or individuals.

Deadline

Selection Results (Announcement Dates)

Duration

September 27, 2021 - February 04, 2022

Funding

  • $11,000.00 stipend (one-time)

Facilities

Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Stage

Meals

No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Festival

Disciplines

Blockchain, Digital Media, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Research, Virtual Reality

Languages

No languages listed

Program Description

ThoughtWorks Arts, a global technology research lab, and CounterPulse, an experimental and interdisciplinary dance and performance space in San Francisco are partnering to launch a new artistic residency opportunity working with a customizable network on-site at CounterPulseā€™s facility in downtown San Francisco. Currently, network topology is dominated by big tech/communication global conglomerates. What happens when an artist/creator(s) moves beyond established platforms, creating decentralized or never before imagined structures for building distributed yet connected environments? What is possible when the body, interconnectivity, visual and audio parameters, and liveness are brought together in new ways? Particular attention will be paid to creations that refrain from using readily available technologies and their vendors, and instead focus on putting the network back into the hands of artists free from the restraint of over mediated solution providers.

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