From Bits to Paper, Cardboard and ABS
Call for Residency and exhibition at Le Shadok, Strasbourg, France
In a digital paradigm the representation of metaphors such as window, friend or recycle bin are certainly familiar for most of us yet, what happens when we de-contextualize concepts such as hyperlink, unfriend or other digital native objects to the world of physical matter? Are these displacements capable of questioning the medium by cancelling its strategies for transparency?
In a first phase From Bits to Paper, Cardboard and ABS proposes a residency inviting six emerging artists to create new objects that apply a strategy of re-materialization that involves a displacement and or de-contextualization of digital and online native objects and signs to the physical world.
Artists are strongly invited to use low-tech supports such as paper, cardboard, ABS, wood and other media but they can also use digital techniques as data mining, computer vision in the process. Moreover, they’ll be stimulated to think and to produce site-specific projects that involve the interior and exterior/surrounding space of Le Shadok.
This residency meets the agenda of Le Shadok in different ways. It includes the creation of exclusive work that will be produced and exhibited under the same roof in a second phase. This process will be followed and supported theoretically and technically by a project manager/curator. The theme of this residency, the critical approach to technology and the uses of low-tech materials are also mirrored by the preoccupations of Le Shadok.
In a second phase, an exhibition will gather the work developed by the six artists but also the work from other invited international artists that have been working on the same subject.
Project manager and curator: Filipe Pais in collaboration with Géraldine Farage
Residency – from February to Mars 2016
Exhibition – from Mars to June 2016
Submission deadline: 16th December 2016
More information: http://www.shadok.strasbourg.eu/
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