Open Call Cost of Innovation Residency

27.10.2020 |

The residency is designed as an opportunity for artistic development, providing space, facilities, support and mentorship as part of the programme The Cost of Innovation. Applications are open to artists based in Finland and the UK.

This residency is designed to build new relationships and collaborations and participate in valuable knowledge exchange and is an opportunity for an artist currently based in Finland to work with Invisible Flock over 8 months and includes a physical residency based at the studio in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a 4 week period. It is anticipated that the studio residency will take place during July 2021 pending government advice on the global pandemic. If it is not possible an alternative date will be found in consultation with the artist.

This residency is specifically designed as a creative investigation of the use of LiDAR and point clouds as a medium. LiDAR scanning is a technology most commonly used to make high resolution maps, it has multiplefunctions in geological and seismic contexts. It creates phenomenal 3D imagery with millimeter accuracy using laserscanning.

The residency aims to create a supportive environment for skill sharing and development; and is designed to be accessible for artists at any career stage. The organizers are specifically wanting to support artists who are looking to explore the medium in new and interesting ways and encourage to propose ideas that use LiDAR, in mediums where it hasrelatively little prominence or that explores new audience methods of presentation.

Applications are open to artists based in Finland and the UK, the residecy for the Finnish artist is supported by The Finnish Institute London. The open call deadline is 2 November, an online interview will take place on 9 November 2020.

Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.

Invisible Flock are an award-winning interactive arts studio based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park operating at the intersection of art and technology.

The residency is contextualised within a project titled Cost of Innovation: a three year project investigating models and tools for innovation, it crucially interrogates the environmental cost of operating at the edge of technical innovation. The project will develop modular systems of technologies that can be used across multiple platforms, reducing e-waste, maximising equipment’s life cycle and use, while working closely with ethical suppliers; prioritising quality over durability and cost.

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