14 April 2021

What Stays – Archiving Care
JUNGE AKADEMIE, transmediale and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia award digital residencies. Applications now open.

"What Stays – Archiving Care" is a cooperation project by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the fellowship programme of the Akademie der Künste, transmediale festival and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia. As part of the project, three digital residencies will be awarded to international artists of all disciplines whose works deal with what are called digital counter-archives, experimental archival practices and the role of technology in the context of alternative historiography and memories. 

The three-month residencies are endowed with 3,000 euros each to realise such artistic projects. The online residencies will take place digitally from June to September 2021 on a specially created website and will be presented at events organised by the project partners.

About the project:
“What Stays – Archiving Care” explores how counter-archives can be built through gestures of care, opening up alternative histories, narratives and stories. The project explores how objects, landscapes, artificial environments and bodies can be rethought through oral traditions, archival tools and experimental digital practices. By asking what role more-than-human agents have in shaping new systems of knowledge and understandings of civilisation, culture and nature, “What Stays – Archiving Care” highlights artistic, speculative and technological practices that change perceptions of pasts and futures.

The members of the joint jury selecting the artists are:

  • Helen Pritchard, Associate Professor in Queer Feminist Technoscience and Digital Design, University of Plymouth
  • Oulimata Gueye, curator and art critic
  • Clara Herrmann, Head of the JUNGE AKADEMIE, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
  • Markus Huber, Director, Goethe-Institut Slovakia
  • Nora O Murchú, Artistic Director, transmediale festival, Berlin

The Application Deadline is 4 May 2021.

Apply here

The Open Call description can be found here. 

"What Stays – Archiving Care" is taking place as part of the main focus programme "Arbeit am Gedächtnis – Transforming Archives" of the Akademie der Künste.

JUNGE AKADEMIE, T +49(0)30 200 57-1557, junge_akademie@adk.de

More information on the transdisciplinary platform www.junge-akademie.adk.de or at www.adk.de/en/academy/young-academy/

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