Artists Residence

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Prehistoric rock engravings of the fusiform typology. Coma de l’infern. Colera, Alt Empordà.

LABORATORY NATURE, ART & TECH: RESEARCH RESIDENCE FOR ARTISTS

The laboratory is an independent and experimental space located in the northeastern region of the Pyrenees. Creating practices based on the embodiment of nature and technology, it aims to transfer the contemporary needs of technological society to ancestral nature and paradisiac environments. The laboratory promotes an ecological use of technology and seeks recovery of the rural heritage.

We welcome artists working in different disciplines: Research, Writing, DIY, Digital, Coding, Live Coding, Photography, Video, Sound, Music, Radio, Drawing, Media Archaeology, Archeology, Biology, Bio-Art, Science, Technology, and Humanities.

HIKING PYRENEES AREA NATURAL RESERVE
ITINERARIES:

1 Barbes del Boc Peaks 742m
2 Mines de Colera
3 Mas Tarragona Farmhouse s.XIX
4 Sant Quirze de Colera Monastir s.X
5 Sant Miquel de Colera Church s.XII
6 Puig D’Esquers Peaks 606m
7 Mas Patiras Farmhouse s.XIX
8 Olivar Can Plana
9 Mas Pellich
10 Coma D’Infern

WHERE
Colera, Girona, Spain
ZIP code: 17496
Area: 24.4 km²
Elevation: 10 m
Weather: 22 ° C, Wind NW at 25 mph (40 km / h), 54% Humidity
Population: 532 (2014)
Community: Catalonia

LOCATION
• Coordinates: 42°24’23” N 3°09’16” E (map)
• Altitude 10 m
• Distances 74 km to Girona, 28 km from Figueres

FACILITIES
• Accommodation and studio space
• Common-use kitchen, common-use living room and dining room area.
• Electricity, water, Wi-Fi access
• Linen and towels

TOOLS
0 Field Recordings
1 Listen to the Ionosphere
2 Listening to Bat Sounds
3 Solar Sound Bots

APPLICATION

By invitation and/or send to laura@netzzz.net

EOI Expression of Interest: Personal data (name, email, mobile, address) + Bio + Portfolio + Project Proposal

Project Proposal: A one-page description (500 words) of the project the applicant would develop during their residence. The proposal must clearly describe the research topic and its outcome: a digital artefact that belongs to any of these disciplines: Research, Writing, DIY, Digital, Coding, Live Coding, Photography, Video, Sound, Music, Radio, Drawing, Media Archaeology, Archeology, Biology, Bio-Art, Science, Technology, and Humanities. The candidate will be held accountable for the delivery of the proposed outcome.

EXPECTED OUTCOME Donation of one piece (digital) for the online archive, future exhibitions and/or events.

CURATORIAL TEXT & AIMS

reframing Nature & Technology

Facing the contemporary environmental crisis, this project was born from the need to re-think nature and re-conceptualize technology as an open-source tool for communities. Through our laboratory, we want to re-conceptualize nature and approach it dynamically through cultural activism and rethinking the concept critically.

Influenced by a media archaeology approach and reframing technology through open source and community practices, we can critically view technology as an embedded practice from resource extraction to e-waste production. Thinking about technology critically will allow us to formulate a critical view of landscapes, nature, and technology. We will use open-source hardware and software and work with DIY ethos in workshops.

Another aspect of the laboratory is engaging nature and landscape through walking. For us, the walking activity becomes an art. Also influenced by situationists who drifted through the industrial cities, we are now abandoning cities to return to rural areas and natural environments. Thus, our activities become psycho-geophysical situationism.

We aim to approach the concepts of nature and technology critically and offer a contemporary version of environmental thinking and climate crisis.

GUEST ARTISTS

Laura Netz http://netzzz.net

Claude Heiland-Allen https://mathr.co.uk/web/