Artist in Residence Program of EPFL College of Humanities
Initiated by EPFL CDH Direction and amplified by EPFL Pavilions, the EPFL CDH AiR Program reflects the CDH mission of fostering transdisciplinary encounters and collaborations between artists and EPFL’s scientific community.
For its first comprehensive edition, the program is promoting artistic research and experimentation that connects art, humanities, science and technology by supporting up to four artists in residence for three- to four-month residencies at the EPFL.
Who Do We Want to Reach?
- Emerging and established Swiss and international artists, with a proven career path or clear potential, who are interested in harnessing science and technological interventions in their artistic endeavors. Applicants should outline the specific contribution they believe the residency would make to their artistic practice.
- We welcome projects in diverse fields: visual and media arts; film, digital, mixed-media and imaging; musical composition, sound, and experimental forms of music; experimental design; literature and critical and speculative writing.
What Do We Offer?
- Travel costs and accommodation within the Lausanne region. Preferably, applicants will reside in the region during the entire period of the residency.
- A monthly stipend/flat fee for living expenses (of CHF 1500).
- A production budget (of max CHF 15000).
- Curatorial mentoring and supervision during the entire duration, including the final presentation of the project.
- NB: The residency will extend over a period of between three to four months. The duration will be determined according to the artist’s availability and the time needed to realize the project.
Call 2022: Enter the Hyper Scientific
The goal of the program is to further various interpretative and aesthetic avenues around the manifold scientific landscape of the EPFL through specific artistic productions. Forging encounters between artists and scientists in different disciplines, the program aims to establish a dynamic, critical, and inspiring platform for propelling new approaches and aesthetic investigations within the exponentially developing scene at the intersection of art, technology, science, and the humanities. Thus, beside specific areas identified by the program in order to guarantee certain already established collaborations with specific labs, the “Open Transdisciplinary” path will remain a constant. The program functions as a facilitator and promoter of investigations in multiple directions, many of which will be discovered through the submitted projects themselves.
The EPFL-CDH AiR Program is open to emerging and established Swiss and international artists interested in the area where arts, science, media, and technology intersect. The program allows invited artists to develop interdisciplinary projects and carry out their research in conjunction with scientists and the PhD and masters students at EPFL.
It offers an opportunity to access the cutting-edge engineering, infrastructure, materials, and science developed or made available at EPFL, thus fostering intense experimentation in new forms of expression.
At the end of each residency, the resulting project will be presented in a public exhibition or event held at EPFL Pavilions, Amplifiers for Art Science and Society.
Deadline for submission: 29 November 2021