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Call for Residency

MedienKunstLabor Arts Research Residencies

Call for Residency

DIY workshop in MKL during Steirischer Herbst 2008 (c)STH

Media artists from Austria and beyond, are invited to apply for a max. two month arts research residency at MedienKunstLabor im Kunsthaus Graz, in Graz, Austria, between July to September of 2009 within the EU project COMEDIA. The deadline for applications is Friday the 19th of June 2009.

Artists are offered a media laboratory space, an accommodation, a payment of 500 EUR per month and access to lab equipment and some technical resources. The emphasis for this residency is on collaborative research and development in the field of robotic arts, especial robotics instruments. At the end, robots should be placed for a 2 weeks exhibition at MKL.

Presently, two kinds of 5 total positions are on offer:

A. Area of robots creation,

B. Area of interactive robotic sound creation (using also PD, max/MSP, Escher-Microcontroller, etc.).

MedienKunstLabor is a non-profit art/science organization with an artist residency, research, and production and training programs. MedienKunstLabor supports interdisciplinary practice, mobility and exchange. MedienKunstLabor engages with artists and researchers to produce work that challenges use and impact of emerging technologies in arts, culture and society.

MedienKunstLabor is a collaborative institution with the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) and Technical University Graz (TUG).

Selection criteria: The ability to research, interpret and present innovative ideas. Experience in the field of robotic arts is required. Experience in public presentation of completed work and its proper documentation. Experience in working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.

To apply please provide the following:

- Project description, Artist Statement and CV
- Supporting materials/documentation of previous work.

Please send your application to: MedienKunstLabor at Kunsthaus Graz (Mirjana Peitler, curator), Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria. Applications via email will be accepted but must have the Subject: “MKL 2009 Residency Application”. For more information about this opportunity and application process please email

DEADLINE: Friday 19th of June 2009, 11 PM CET. Selection will take place before the 25th of June, all applicants will be notified shortly after that.

Equal Opportunities
MedienKunstLabor seeks to ensure that no present or potential member of our staff or project participants will be treated less favorably than another on the grounds of age (up to statutory retirement age), class, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political persuasion or sexual orientation.