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Anuradha VikramCurator, Worth Ryder Art GalleryDepartment of Art Practice, UC [log in to unmask]
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2010
Knowledge Hacking is an experimental research and exhibition project organized by the Worth Ryder Art Gallery (WRAG), Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley, as a parallel program with ZER01: The Art and Technology Network. WRAG invites proposals for short-term residencies for independent artists and researchers pursuing art-science collaborations with departments on the UC campuses at Berkeley, Santa Cruz and Davis. Supported collaborations will commence in April and will be presented as a discursive exhibition of work in progress at the Worth Ryder to coincide with Build Your Own World, the 01SJ Biennial, in San Jose from September 16-19, 2010. Tentative dates for the exhibition are September 15-October 16.
Residencies will be awarded to projects that lend themselves to conceptualization within the research framework of the university, and for which principal collaborators both within and outside the UC system have already been identified. UC collaborators may include current students, faculty or visiting researchers. Artists and scientists from within the UC system, the Bay Area and elsewhere are invited to apply with projects that include one or more UC-affiliated collaborators. Proposals may come from one or more artists seeking to work with a partner in the sciences, or from one or more scientists seeking to work with art and media practitioners. We are seeking proposals for long-term collaborations that include a documentation or prototype element, which can be presented in the September exhibition and further developed through educational programming.
Artists and researchers within the UC system, independent artists whose work invites scientific collaboration, and independent researchers seeking to work with artists to visualize their research, are invited to apply. The Department of Art Practice and campus partners will facilitate access to UC resources such as space and equipment, and provide a modest budget for the initial phase of project development. Further development of selected proposals and exhibition in their fully realized form is a future possibility, though not included in this pilot phase of the project.
Applications must include a project narrative (250-500 words), contact information and biographies for lead collaborators (including at least one UC affiliate), a pilot-phase budget of no more than $1000, a statement of commitment from a UC-affiliated partner, and 5-10 images (which may include concept art for the proposed project and examples of collaborators’ past work). Please EMAIL all required documents in PDF format to Anuradha Vikram, WRAG Curator, at [log in to unmask] by March 21.
Anuradha Vikram, Curator, Worth Ryder Art Gallery
Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley
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The Worth Ryder Art Gallery has served as a cultural and artistic hub for students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, and the Bay Area cultural community for over forty years. The gallery serves primarily as an exhibition platform for emerging contemporary artistic strategies and methodologies. Curated exhibitions, student proposals and class projects are presented side-by-side, connecting educational and professional practices and bringing current students and faculty into contact with alumni, the Bay Area community and the larger world.
About the partners:
Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley
The Department of Art Practice provides a professional art training within the context of a world-renowned research university. We offer both the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). Undergraduate students may also choose to receive a Minor in Art Practice. The department provides a strong grounding in traditional artistic skills to complement a full curriculum of courses in new genres, electronic media, and critical practices.
Art Practice draws gifted and independent students who thrive in a creative environment that encourages experimentation.
ZER01: the Art and Technology Network
The mission of ZER01: the Art and Technology Network is inspiring creativity at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. The primary enterprise of ZER01 is the 01SJ Biennial, a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event of visual and performing arts, the moving image, public art, and of course, interactive digital media. 01SJ will become the Ars Electronica of North America; the undisputed Sundance and South by Southwest for independent digital media, and a globally recognized biennial of contemporary art on the order of the Liverpool Biennale and the Edinburgh Festival.