OPEN CALL RESIDENCY – VOGELKLANG SOUNDCAMP #7

PRODUCTION-GRANT for ARTISTS
Residency: 2 to 3 months in the period February to early May
Presentation: Vogelklang Soundcamp (4 and 5 May 2024)
Location: St. Georgen in the Black Forest
Application deadline: 10 December 2023

The KUNSTVEREIN GLOBAL FOREST will award two project-based, two to three months artist residencies for research and artistic production. The residencies will take place after individual arrangements between 1 February to 4 May 2024. The results of the residencies will be presented to the public at the annual VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP on 4 and 5 May 2024.

The VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP is a locally and independently organised event linked to a global network of different actors. Its aim is to artistically explore and communicate the behaviour and habitat of our feathered friends. The original inspiration for the BIRD SOUNDCAMP came from the environmentalist and broadcaster Chris Baines and his International Dawn Chorus Day, which was launched in the 1980s. On each first Sunday morning in May, various temporary sound camps around the world join together to create a global bird sound symphony. Through the cooperation of all sound camps, a 24-hour livestream of continuous morning chirping is created, in which the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP in the Black Forest also participates. A worldwide phenomenon is thus made tangible along the sunrise: the morning song of the birds. In 2024, this will be May 5.

In addition to the 24-hour bird concert produced collectively by the sound camps, the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP in the Black Forest will also feature a cross-media festival programme on site. This includes workshops, lectures, installations, performances, etc. – many of which are interactive and designed for participation.

The two residencies are intended to enable artists to develop a project- and theme-related work and to present it within the framework of the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP. The artists will be supported in the production process by the GLOBAL FOREST team. In principle, all artistic media that can be realised within the framework of the festival are welcome. In terms of content, the focus should be on (im)mediate encounters with nature – especially with the world of birds. Socio-political issues can also be dealt with. We welcome investigations on the perception of sound and nature between species, on sustainability and geography, as well as works that critically examine the placement of humans in nature. We are interested in projects that deal with the environment of the Black Forest as well as its demographic development and interact with the local people. At the core of the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMPS lies the attempt and claim to concede subjectivity to nature and to engage with it as a biopolitical protagonist.

The decisive factors for the evaluation of the open call are the conceptual presentation of the submitted project, its feasibility and an equally precise and creative reference to the project framework.
 
The two residencies include a rent-free stay at the KUNSTVEREIN GLOBAL FOREST (comprising a spacious living and studio space with kitchen and bathroom, which is shared, and a private room), a stipend of 1000 €/month, reimbursement of material costs up to a maximum of 500 €, reimbursement of travel costs up to a maximum of 250 € (national)/700€ (international), and free board and lodging during the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP.

The residencies are selected by a jury. Further information on the project and the Kunstverein can be found at https://global-forest.com/ and https://vogelklang.de/.

Applications should include the following:
– Project outline: 1 page Din A4
– CV with short bio: max 2-3 pages
– 3 links to your own work relevant to the project.

Please submit the whole as a single pdf to vogelklang@global-forest.com by 10 December 2023, 23.59.

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