The integration of artistic thinking and knowledge as reflective practices in their own right is an important dimension of the institute’s mission. For this the presence of art and the inspiration and challenge of artistic practice are essential. The interaction between the different perspectives creates a mutually productive space for both artists and scientists to work in.
For this reason, the INHABIT Artist in Residence Programme of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists to spend three months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. Openness to the mission of the institute and interest and readiness to work together with individual researchers or research groups are naturally preconditions. During the residency, the institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration. Work developed during the residency will be presented in cooperation with various local arts institutions in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other mode of presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.
The upcoming residency periods are: February – April 2021; May – July 2021 and September – November 2021.
INHABIT is looking for:
Artists from different disciplines who are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields;
Artists who are open to developing and sharing a project in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other format;
Artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the institute with innovative and challenging ideas.
The open call deadline is Sunday 16th August 2020.. Further information on how to apply and how the application is assessed can be found here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)