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The aim of the residency is to explore the idea of digital natives and digital immigrants. At the present time, people are more connected to each other by technology than by physical space. Technological tools have become our prosthesis, that help us reach out on global level. Subsequent generations awaken into new technological normalities being disjunct to the realities of their predecessors. Compared to their forefathers, the digital immigrants, who were expected to adapt in a fast-evolving society powered by technology and steered by global markets, their sense of reality has transformed.

The residency is located at MAAJAAM, an old farmhouse in Southern Estonia that blends together the two realities of digital immigrants and natives. Created to encourage experimentations with technological realities, the residency gives space to contemplate, question and explore aspects of technological society; its influence on our behaviour, perception and thinking as well as on our surrounding environments.

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MAAJAAM is seeking proposals for a 10-day production residency aimed towards an exhibition/festival (festibition). The works are to be installed/performed in the landscape spread out around MAAJAAM.

We are looking for:

  • site-sensitive installations
  • interventions
  • performances
  • workshops
  • other process-based projects

Proposals for works which have a time dimension and/or encourage active participation are preferred. It doesn’t mean we prefer performances, rather that we’d like to think of proposed works as events (based on interactivity, process, duration etc).

The projects should be fairly developed in order to finish them within the time constraints we have on location, but open enough to fit into the environment around MAAJAAM.

The opening event is on 21st of July. The audience can come by car or by organised buses from Tallinn and Riga.


PRACTICALITIES

DATES
Deadline for proposals: 15th January 2018
Residency: 12.-22. July 2018
Exhibition: 21.-22. July 2018

BUDGET
Successful applicants receive an artist fee and a modest budget for production of their proposal. Food and accomodation will be covered.

TRAVEL
Artists travelling from countries covered by Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden) are asked to apply for a travel grant themselves. For others we cover the flights.

CONDITIONS
Operating in an old farm in rural area, the living conditions are primitive. All the spaces are shared and cooking will be done collectivly.

ORGANIZERS
The event is curated by artists Timo Toots and Taavi Suisalu and produced with the help of urban festival UIT organisers Marie Kliiman and Kadri Lind. The project is part of EV100 art progam. It is additionally supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

QUESTIONS
For any questions contact us at apply2018@maajaam.ee


APPLICATION

To apply for the residency, please send the following information to e-mail:
apply2018@maajaam.ee

DEADLINE IS 15th January 2018!

3-5 projects will be chosen by this open call. The selected projects will be announced on 1st of February.

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PERSONAL DETAILS

  • Name of artist/group
  • Date and place of birth
  • City/Country traveling from

PREVIOUS WORK

  • Short biography
  • Link to website/portfolio

PROPOSAL

  • Title of the work
  • Short description of the work
  • Sketches or images if necessary