CALL FOR RESIDENCE in DAKAR – SÉNÉGAL, 9th - 24th of MAY 2010
In connection to the second edition of the Afropixel Festival
, dedicated to art, technology and transformation of society, Kër Thiossane - Villa for Art and Multimedia in Dakar, Senegal
- welcomes artists from Africa and the Caribbean in residence for experimentation and creation of works in relation to the themes of the festival.
Examples of themes can be: the inter-relationship between technology and the transformation of society (citizenship, ecology, town development, energy...), digital experimentation, free practices (Do It Yourself and Open Source), high tech and low tech technological creations, re-routing, recycling.
began its activities in 2002 in Dakar. In 2003, with the participation of the Canadian Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and New Technologies, the association opened a digital public space, with the aim of offering to the Senegalese activities other than simple consumption – the fascination of the Internet, diffused by the numerous cybercafés in the country.
In 2008, Kër Thiossane organized the first edition of the Afropixel Festival, which encouraged the public to envisage art and technology as a means of citizens’ action in the countries of the South, and to understand the opportunities afforded by open source tools and technology for African artistic creation.
will take place over one month, in parallel with the Biennale of Contemporary Art Dak’art 2010, and will be composed of different actions :
• Artistic Residences, Exhibitions, performances concerts, film shows...
• Public Debates/Colloquies
• Public training – workshops
• A Laboratory of Thinking About the Future : “Le Laboratoire de Prospectives
For more information, please see the call for residence here
and the application form here.