Text by CLOT Magazine
Arts at CERN and the city of Barcelona are launching a joint collaboration through the Collide International residency award. For the coming three years (2019-2021), the Laboratory art’s programme and the city of Barcelona will be joining forces to bring the dialogue between art and science to the highest level. As a new partnership that will take place during the next three years, CERN and the city of Barcelona will co-host the leading art and science residency award, Collide International.
Collide International, the flagship cultural programme of Arts at CERN, was created in 2012 to foster creative thinking and to encourage curiosity about the fundamental nature of our world. Within this new collaboration framework, every year, a three-month residency will be announced and awarded to an artist to extend her/his research at CERN by working together with particle physicists, engineers, IT experts and laboratory staff. Following this, the artist will be hosted for one month at Barcelona’s Fabra i Coats Art Factory, where he/she will be able to expand her/his research, test ideas and engage with the scientific and artistic communities of the city.
The first Open Call for Entries is now open now until 7 December 2020. Through a residency period split between Geneva and Barcelona, Collide International aims to inspire experimental thinking across the arts and science. Ultimately, Collide International calls for new artistic approaches to a deep and critical understanding of art and science collaborations and for challenging new modes of dialogue and enquiry across disciplines in connection with society.
The scope of the proposal should consider both a research phase at CERN as well as a second developmental phase in Barcelona, where the artists will have the opportunity to expand their research and develop a production in connection with Barcelona’s scientific and cultural network, as well as to engage with a wide range of communities. The ultimate goal for the residency will be the research and development of new concepts within fundamental research contexts and in connection with societal concepts.
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