call: Vilém Flusser Residency
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Call for entries
Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.
The residency program is a cooperation between the Vilém Flusser Archive and transmediale, festival for art and digital culture Berlin.
With the two-month residency program, we are calling for artistic research projects that actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in
contemporary culture. We therefore understand artistic research as an exploration of the links between aesthetics, materiality, and politics.
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 characterized his thinking,
often developed in dialogue with others. A fundamental principle of his philosophy is the dialogue between the disciplines, points of views, and methodologies. Knowledge production as a dialogue between different standpoints (between science and art, laboratory and applied research, old and new media, local and global forms of organization) is therefore the guiding principle for the concept of artistic research, which is supported by the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research.