The CreaTures project (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) aims to demonstrate the power of existing and emerging creative practices to move the world towards socio-ecologically sustainable futures.
RMIT Europe, a member of the CreaTures consortium, invites applications for a single subcontract to conceptualise and realise Feral Infrastructures, an Experimental Production (ExP) to explore the deeply intertwined immaterial and material conditions that enable manifestations and imaginings of digital futures. Some of the related areas include the tensions between the perceived immateriality of virtual worlds and the materiality of digital infrastructures; between digital acceleration and plural and planetary temporalities; and concerning the development, sustainability, degradation, wreckage, repair, care, and other socio-ecological complexities of evolving, mutating infrastructures.
The organisers are particularly interested in creative engagements with bottom-up, community-based, and feral digital infrastructures, which will have demonstrable local impact and, informed by the work, produce tools/resources that can be used by other communities, artists, and activists interested in creating feral digital infrastructures. Ideally, the ExP will build on existing work with particular communities or infrastructures. Critical to the process is documentation (e.g. audio-visual recordings and text) of the work and process, and close collaboration with the CreaTures team for its development and research.
The subcontracted work is expected to begin in November 2021 and finish by the end of June 2022 (a detailed schedule will be agreed upon selection). Interactions between a responsible member of the subcontracted entity and CreaTures researchers are expected to happen in a hybrid format (online and in-person where possible).
The final artwork will be presented either in full or a version appropriate for an artistic exhibition at the CreaTures Final Event to take place in Barcelona, September 2022 (details to be confirmed).
It is important that the person(s) to be involved in realising the work are able to commit on a flexible, part-time basis for the whole program duration November 2021 – June 2022, according to a schedule, which will be defined jointly at the outset of the collaboration (we are flexible too). The expected work time dedication within this period is 3 person months minimum, depending on the content of the proposal.
The total proposed budget should not exceed 8000 euros excluding VAT.