Artist fee (approximately $1500 CAD = 1068Euro)
Travel & accommodation.
Artists must submit the following:
All completed submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday, November 21st, 2014.
Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices. Hybrid processes and new modes of production are at the core of the centre’s mandate, as is to support the work of emerging artists by providing them with an exchange platform with more established artists, through initiatives of a local and international scale.
Eastern Bloc promotes audience participation, technological democratization, and the utilization of urban space via public intervention projects. Innovative in its nature, Eastern Bloc, through emerging artistic and technological practices, continues to advance a critical stance with regards to these many evolutions.
Eastern Bloc’ media lab is a space for experimenting, learning, theorizing and creating – a place to further develop systems-based, networked, generative and hybrid practices through an artist-led discourse. The lab is a site of convergence for artists (both emerging and established), professionals, students, technicians, theorists and curators – encouraged to work side by side, supporting one another conceptually as well as technically.
Eastern Bloc’s residency program is a chance for artists and audiences to critically engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture as well as the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital culture, with a special consideration for pedagogy and technological democratization.
For the upcoming Winter residency, artists (or artist collectives) are asked to submit a project in one or more of the following disciplines: Net art, interactive installation/performance, bio art, audio/video installation, A/V performance, sound performance, public intervention.
Please include in the project description how the proposed project responds to the following criteria (the artistic merit of your application will be judged based on these criteria):
The selected artist or artist collective will benefit from a 6 week production residency in the Eastern Bloc lab (26 January – 20 March 2015), followed by 4 days to present the completed work or work-in-progress in one of the centre’s gallery spaces (26 – 29 March 2015). The artist or collective will benefit from the following services:
4 day public presentation of work produced in residence.
None provided. For out-of-town artists, the host will help them find appropriate accommodation near the centre.
Shared workspace with open access and storage space.
Electronics lab with digital fabrication equipment.
Eastern Bloc Lab, Montreal, Quebec, Canada