People want patterns. They communicate with patterns, live in patterns. Patternalism prevails. Some patterns are so obvious they can't be true. Others are so complex they can't be true. – And some are just right. Or beautiful.
Chaos theory is a dark horse of science. It teaches us to expect the unexpected and deals with things that are essentially impossible to foresee or control. It changes the view on our patterned existence. For it is chaos that permeates our lives, appearing from a tiny snowflake to the World Wide Web, which echoes the infinite complexity of nature. Any little shift can change everything.
We are looking for works that challenge the multiplicity and tensions of patterns and chaos – in any new art media discipline such as visual, music, sculpture, games or writing. We are looking for artists who face the nonlinear and the unpredictable, who design algorithms to draft the flap of a butterfly's wings, watching out for the change of the course and the rhythm of the world to come.
It is easy to trace a path, but it is difficult to create a sophisticated journey.
The international artist residency Akademie Schloss Solitude and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media award Web Residencies three times a year. The Web Residencies program was initiated by Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2016 to support young talents from the international digital scene as well as artists of all disciplines who deal with Web-based practices to present the process and results of their work online. For each call, the curator selects three to four project proposals, whose creators are rewarded with a four-week residency and 500 USD. The focus of the Web Residencies does not lie in the finished art piece but rather the process. Artists are invited to experiment with digital technologies and new art forms at the interface of digital art and communication, and reflect on the topics set by the curators.
Web Residencies are carried out exclusively online, and the works will be presented on schloss-post.com and web-residencies.zkm.de.
Find out more about the requirements of the residency and application guidelines at the link below.