[spectre] Fwd: Open Call, Civic Media Lab 2017, Ukraine, June 3-11, 2017

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Sun Apr 16 17:38:46 CEST 2017

Betreff: Civic Media Lab 2017 - Open Call
Datum: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:45:34 +0200
Von: thomas dumke @cml.eu <thomas at civicmedialab.eu>

Civic Media Lab 2017 2nd edition “Free speech! Free action!” Dnipro, 
Ukraine, June 3-11, 2017

Application deadline: April 23, 2017

Kultura Medialna announces an open call for artists for participation in 
the second edition of the project Civic Media Lab “Free speech! Free 
action!” that will take place in June 2017 in Dnipro, Ukraine. The 
project offers selected participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, 
Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine a residency opportunity 
for conducting artistic research and creating new works and projects. 
All works will be presented at the annual international festival of 
audiovisual art and new media in urban space “Construction” conducted by 
Kultura Medialna in June 2017. 	 	 	 	 	
Civic Media Lab is an ongoing project initiated in 2016 as a vibrant 
transregional network of artists, curators, researchers and activists 
from EU and former USSR countries for creating unconventional dialogue 
and stimulating long-term collaborations between art and culture 
professionals interested in contributing to the civil society in the 
countries of the Eastern Partnership and Eastern Europe.
The theme of the second edition of Civic Media Lab is freedom of media 
and expression in transforming societies. In the era of information 
wars, ‘alternative facts’, expansion of multiple propagandistic 
discourses and increase of censorship in the arts at the global level, 
we want to gather artistic practices and stimulate artistic projects 
that deal with freedom of speech and expression on many levels and help 
connecting artists from different countries despite the political 
tensions between and within them. The project “Free speech! Free 
action!” represents an alternative broadcasting channel and a space for 
reflection upon current sociopolitical issues important for all the 
participants - from equal human rights to freedom of press, from the 
role of art in a society in transition to resistance against the 
challenging of democratic regimes. “Free speech! Free action!” serves as 
an expanding platform for communication, exchange and cutting-edge 
artistic, activist and curatorial practices dealing with the subject of 
free media and information in the public realm including the virtual 
space. Dnipro, the largest city near the zone of the military conflict 
in Ukraine, was chosen as a location for the project deliberately. By 
inviting artists to work closely with the city’s local context we 
encourage connections between different people that we believe should 
remain in touch despite the political contradictions and manipulative 
media narratives.
Civic Media Lab invites artists working with different medium (video, 
media, sound) and formats (interactive installations, public 
performances) to submit their proposals. Eight selected participants 
will be invited to work on the realization of their projects in Dnipro, 
Ukraine during short-term residencies (up to 10 days) in May and June 
2017. Created projects will be presented at the “Construction” festival 
that will take place in Dnipro from June 3 to 11, 2017. We are 
especially encouraging proposals exploring and testing new aesthetic and 
conceptual approaches in digital art and public spaces.
In addition to residencies Civic Media Lab will also organize workshops 
and artist talks as well as a symposium, where a wide specter of 
emerging artistic and curatorial practices dealing with physical and 
virtual public space will be discussed.

Civic Media Lab covers:
- travel costs to Dnipro (optional two times)
- subsistence costs (guest flat during the residency before the 
festival, and guest flat during the festival plus per diem)
- residency and artist fee (approx. 550 EUR)
- production and material costs (up to 650 EUR)

Participating artists are expected to:
- Create a new piece on site in Dnipro during a 10-day residency in May 
or June (dates will be discussed with each participant separately)
- Present your project at the CONSTRUCTION FESTIVAL (between June 3rd 
and 11th) - Participate in artist talks, public discussions and the 
final symposium

Eligible Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, 
Moldova, Russia and Ukraine
To apply please submit your application to: submission2017 at civicmedialab.eu

Application form can be downloaded here:

CML 2017 “Free Speech! Free Action!” is co-curated by Maria Veits and 
Stephan Franck.

Maria Veits is an independent curator and researcher, cofounder of the 
Creative Association of Curators TOK. TOK conducts multidisciplinary 
research-based projects dealing with concept and use of public space, 
urban communities, social practice, media and collaborations between 
arts and social sector. Maria currently works on an exhibition 
‘Dreamland Never Found’ for Jerusalem Biennial and continuation of the 
project ‘Propaganda News Machine’ that will take place in summer in 
Helsinki 2017 and other projects dealing with current sociopolitical 
processes. She contributed to the CML 2016 as invited curator and 
speaker. Lives and works in St Petersburg and Tel Aviv.
Stephan Franck is a Dresden based curator and creative consultant. He 
has worked since 2008 in the field of curating, publishing and 
consulting. He is co-founder of the Galerie Stephanie Kelly in Dresden 
and has contributed to CYNETART 2015 as artist director and curator. In 
2016 he has organised the exhibition “potnia theron. the animal in art 
and science” in cooperation with University of Technology in Dresden. He 
also contributed last year in Civic Media Lab as both as an expert and 
[ #CivicMediaLab #CivilSocietyCooperation #constructionfest 
#kulturamedialna ]

Civic Media Lab is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, 
and cooperatively organized by Kultura Medialna Dnipro & DS-X.org | depart.

further links:
[ http://civicmedialab.eu ]
[ http://constructionfest.com ]
[ http://kulturamedialna.org ]
[ http://depart.one ]

Civic Media Lab was initiated in 2016 by cultural managers Cornelia 
Reichel, Barbara Bernsmeier, Kathrin Oerters & Clemens A. Schöll, and 
Thomas Dumke.


[ Thomas Dumke ]
[ project management ]
[ Civic Media Lab 2017 ]
[ Construction Festival 2017 ]
[ June 3rd - 11th ]
[ http://civicmedialab.eu ]

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