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CFP: Koumaria Residency
June 1, 2018
Koumaria 10th anniversary residency: Interfaces
Deadline June 1, 2018
Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece (the village of Sellasia), focusing on improvisation and new media practices. New-media artists from all over the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, come together to create a multicultural and cross-media ‘dialogue’ culminating in a collective presentation both locally and in Athens at the end of the residency. Past residents have formed lasting friendships and new artistic partnerships. This residency serves as a model for future creative collaborations.
Koumaria invites Applications from artists, musicians, composers, video artists, designers, dancers and anyone who designs, builds and/or employs new interfaces or preexisting interfaces in innovative ways, and performers who are excited by the prospect of working with new interfaces, or becoming one.
This year Koumaria celebrates their tenth anniversary of the residency. They are also partners in the pan-European “Interfaces” Project which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union (http://www.interfacesnetwork.eu/), and so the theme for this years residency is INTERFACES.
What is an interface? When is an instrument an interface/an interface an instrument? How does the structure of an interface determine the structure of the art it is used to produce? When is a performer an interface? Can a whole performance be an interface? We will explore themes such as these. Koumaria invites applications from artists who design, build and/or employ new interfaces or preexisting interfaces in innovative ways, and performers who are excited by the prospect of working with new interfaces, or becoming one! As always Medea Electronique is committed to the high quality documentation of our residency, and so those interested in creating innovative documentation are also invited to apply. Residents will have the opportunity to employ the interfaces we use as part of the content for our Rhizomes III soundwalk app, created in association with ZKM in Germany and the Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, dedicated to the landscape surrounding the residency site.
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