deadline: 20 October 2017
Call for entries

Web Residencies With Grant By Solitude & Zkm

Call No.3 for Web Residencies 2017
by Solitude & ZKM
Curated by Nora O Murchú

»An AI Summer«

I am an I, a computational I.
I, the machine, show you a world the way that only I can see it.
I am in constant calculation.
I sort, categorize, and label what I see before me.
I labor each day for the human.
I move alongside you.
I arrive before you.

The third joint call for Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM in 2017 is curated by Nora O Murchú who invites artists from all disciplines, designers, engineers, or scientists (alone or in teams) to speculate and experiment on the potentials and possibilities of AI.

We welome work that invents alternative-value algorithmic systems, calls attention to the subtleties of social life, explores how we may see with the machine or how we may carefully model and train a machine.

Applicants can address AI as a topic or employ AI methods in the creation of the work. All types of work are accepted: websites, videos, writing, 3-D objects, music, or applications.

All types of work are accepted: websites, videos, writing, 3-D objects, music, or applications. If specific software or environments are needed, please contact us in advance.

Submit your project proposal in the form of:
– a headline
– a concept text in English (1,000–1,500 characters with spaces)
– a header image (high resolution, landscape format)
– a short bio in English (500 characters with spaces)
– a portfolio PDF (images, text, links)

For each call, the curator selects four project proposals, whose creators are rewarded with a four-week residency and 500 USD.

Call release: September 20
Applications: until October 20 (midnight)
Jury selection: October 20-25
Web Residencies: November 1–December 1

Nora O Murchú is a curator and designer based in Ireland. Her practice engages with fictions and narratives to explore how complex sociotechnical systems are imagined, built, and used.

Read the full text of the call here:

The international artist residency Akademie Schloss Solitude and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media award Web Residencies three times a year.

The Web Residencies program was initiated by Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2016 to support young talents from the international digital scene as well as artists of all disciplines who deal with Web-based practices to present the process and results of their work online.

Residencies focus not on the finished art piece, but rather on process. Artists are invited to experiment with digital technologies and new art forms on the surface of digital art and communication, and reflect on the topics set by the curators.

Web Residencies are carried out exclusively online, and the works will be presented on and

Former Solitude fellows or students may apply. There is no age limit.
Applicants for the Web Residencies are welcome to participate in a maximum of three calls. Different projects must be submitted for each call.

Find out more about the program: