Center for New Media Art

 

Residency

Vašulka Kitchen Brno Residence

In 2019, Vašulka Kitchen Brno, in cooperation with the Artists in Residence program of the Brno House of Arts, opens its first year of residencies for artists.

Further information about the residency program and residency conditions can be found at the House of Arts webpage

General information

The residency program promotes international collaboration and exchange in the field of new media art, and provides artists and theoreticians with a base for studying the Vašulkas’ early works archive. The residency offers space for realization of artistic projects, experiments, or research.The output needn‘t be of a regular exhibition format and can also opt for other ways of presentation.

The residency, of the duration of 1 - 2 months, is intended primarily for Czech and foreign artists, theoreticians and curators working in the field of new media art. The selection of residents takes place by direct contact with selected authors or through an open call advertised at the beginning of the year. During the residency, guests are provided with accommodation and a studio in the House of Lords of Kunštát in Brno, the possibility of cooperating with the local art scene (Vašulka Kitchen Brno, FaVU VUT), access to the Vašulkas‘ archive, and the possibility of presenting their projects in Vašulka Kitchen Brno. Within the frame of the residential program of the House of Arts, artists present themselves in the form of regular open studios or other events in the House of Arts.

CONDITIONS:
The Brno House of Arts provides:

1 Artistic stipend and meal stipend
2 Accommodation for one or two months
3 Studio for an artist or a curator
4 PR activities (fb, gallery webpage - dum-umeni.cz, vasulkakitchen.org)
5 Available technical equipment for work: hand recorder, camera, tripod, projector + workshop tools

Artists are obliged to:
1 Stay in Brno for at least 75% of time
3 Participate on the program organized by The Brno House of Arts for its residents and Vašulka Kitchen Brno
4 Communication languages are English and Czech
5 The artist undertakes to offer a final report with photographic documentation from the course of the residency

The residences are organized by the Brno House of Arts in cooperation with the City of Brno. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture.

Residency - April-May 2019

The first year of the Vašulka Kitchen Brno residency program will be opened by visual artist Christian Doeller (*1987). Doeller, who lives and works in Weimar, experiments with technology, science and philosophy, and during his stay he will focus on the subject of photo-optical experiments.

Christian Doeller (*1987) is a German artist experimenting at the interface of science,  technology and philosophy. His work focuses on human self-perception with regard  to scientific research and technological developments, questioning social implications of digitally modified surroundings. Through building interactive installations and machines, Doeller visualizes ubiquitous processes that usually reside outside the realms of human  apperception and investigates the evolutionary nature of so called „errors“ in digital  systems and technology. In other projects, he develops narrative environments, performances and public events, playfully confronting our empiric capabilities with abstract scientific concepts and their corresponding methodologies. Doeller presented his work in several exhibitions, arranged different workshops and realized performances and events in public space internationally.