16th Annual programme of artist residencies in sound and media arts developed in rural context
Call for projects open until December 31, 2021 for residencies to be hosted in 2022
Organization: Binaural Nodar
From the end of the 19th century to the present, millions of Portuguese have emigrated, looking for alternatives to poverty, to subsistence economy and/or the lack of work opportunities. As such, emigration is simultaneously part of the memory and present of Portuguese rural regions, such as Viseu Dão Lafões. In each village, multiple thematic layers coexist that relate to the different waves of emigration, those farther away, to Brazil, Venezuela, the United States of America, etc. or those closer, to European countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland or Luxembourg.
The migratory flight thought of in historical-social terms identified origins, destinations, contexts, motivations and quantified the flows of those who emigrated and those who returned or not. However, there is a literally infinite range of topics that can be further explored when in direct contact with former and current emigrants and their descendants.
Binaural Nodar will host, as part of its 16th annual programme of artist residencies in sound and media arts, artistic projects that can reflect and express subjects related to migratory processes from rural villages of the Viseu Dão Lafões region, such as architecture, economy, language, sense of belonging and cultural insertion of those who emigrated and their descendants, perceptions on the evolution of places of destination and origin, the types of connection with rural contexts, narratives and family document records, affective symbology and semiotics, gastronomy and many others.
Applications for artist residencies to be held in 2022 are accepted until December 31st, 2021, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
– A project detailing the chosen subject, the work methodology and the typology of artistic intervention in the fields of sound art, possibly associated with visual, media and performance arts.
– A brief biography and a detailed curriculum vitae
– Links to samples of previous artworks.
The artist residencies will take place in two alternative periods, in the spring and fall of 2022, and each one will last for three weeks. The organization will pay for accommodation, food and travel expenses in the region, as well as will pay each selected artist a gross fee of 500 euros.
Any questions regarding this call may be submitted by email to email@example.com.
Binaural Nodar’s artist residency programme for 2022 is part of a research and creative project also entitled ECHOES OF LEAVING AND RETURN, which will be developed in Portugal, France, Switzerland, Brazil and Uruguay, having the partnerships of Loiful (France), Bambun (Italy) and Sound Map of Uruguay, and a series of other national and international institutional partnerships that will soon be announced.
Binaural Nodar is a Portuguese cultural organization that develops sound and audiovisual ethnography and contemporary creation activities in rural areas, with a special focus in the region of Viseu Dão Lafões. In 2006, its artist residency programme in sound arts and media was launched, which has so far hosted more than 150 national and international artists and researchers, providing a direct involvement between artists, geographical spaces and rural communities. Since 2010, Binaural Nodar’s artists residency program defines an aggregating subject for the artistic projects hosted each year, having already addressed themes such as river communities, the anthropological voice, rural architecture, religion, mobility in rural context., the relationship with the animal world and rituals associated with plants, among others.
Binaural Nodar is a professional cultural entity co-financed by the Government of Portugal, through its General Directorate for the Arts.