haute école d'Art et de design Genève Geneva university of art and design
vendredi 14 juin 2013
Call for application for 2014 residents
Entry deadline for application : June, 30th 2013
Fieldwork : Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies ESBA Nantes Métropole, and HEAD – Genève. This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methodologies.
Located in Marfa, Texas, USA, this unique platform is intended for emerging artists and researchers whose projects require immersion into the specific environment of Marfa town and Texas territory, necessitating movement through geography as well as time and space for the purposes of specific research work.
The residency time period is of two months and comes with a research grant of 2000 USD, enabling the applicants to produce theoretical and/or practical work using their own methodologies, with support from a number of professional partners, specialized stakeholders and educational institutions. Fieldwork : Marfa research program is based on the idea that the residents develop their own research related to academic programs and curriculum of the two academies involved.
Marfa has been chosen by Beaux-arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève because of its location, its history and its condition that lies at the core of crucial obsessions, preoccupations and conflicts that are at work in contemporary society. The aim of the program is to engage artists into a singular experience, into a unique relationship with an outstanding environment, and into an intense social research field. The program relies on a collaborative network of like-minded international art schools and universities, research-based structures and art institutions.
Residents are selected on the basis of a research project in direct relationship with the context, through all its material, historical as well as political dimensions. The thematic focus for 2014 is : « borders ». On 6 candidates chosen, 3 are alumni from HEAD Genève and/or les Beaux-Arts de Nantes.
For more information about the program and application procedures please visit : www.fieldworkmarfa.org/applicationform.
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