Since its creation in 2009, Marginalia+Lab has been actuating as a space of meetings and exchanges to encourage the intersection and the contamination between different fields and disciplines. Assuming its potential of opening to the heterogenesis, by inviting several creation practices that propose to deconstruct the modern paradigms of specialization and production, the Lab opens the International Call for its Artistic Residency Program taking place between June and November 2012.
There will be four proponents - professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts from several fields – selected by a committee trough the analysis of their proposal and trajectory of research and creation. The residents will develop, during the period of two months, new, diverse, unusual, simple or complex proposals related to the ways in which, today, art, science and technology are and can be interconnected.
Besides the selection of residents, this call is understood as a mapping tool of contemporary creative practices, enabling Marginalia + Lab to be opened to local and global research demands in arts, technology, techniques, concepts, which intend to discuss, create and recreate the society that we live in and the logics that underlie it.
Acting since 2009, Marginalia+Lab is configured as a space opened to experimentation, research and collaboration in creative contemporary practices. The Lab develops residences, workshops, surveys, expositions, publications, meetings, and has already supported the development of several artistic projects. In 2010, it received the first Brazilian edition of the Interactivos?, an international event conceived by Medialab-Prado, from Spain. The project, through the State’s Cultural policies, comprises the program of cultural projects financed by the private company Vivo, along with other initiatives, like the digital art and music festivals Arte.mov and Eletronika.
Marginalia + Lab maintains in Belo Horizonte, a private space to conduct its activities. The Lab has an area of approximately 120 square meters. It can accommodate several activities and is opened to reconfiguration.
Its structure consists of a gallery, a hard lab, a library, a work area and storeroom containing computers, projectors, electronic and electrical equipment and tools. Among the lab`s fixed working team, there is a professional technical core able to provide support to their activities.
The developed proposals during the residency program will be documented and disseminated through the website and through several communication actions of the Marginalia +Lab.
The call for the Artistic Residency Program of Marginalia + Lab in 2012 is targeted at professionals from different fields and backgrounds, whose are interested in developing creative, experimental and research proposals on the intersection between art, science and technology. It is interest of Marginalia + Lab to encourage the work of a variety of people, not being required a prior activity in the art field.
Thus, the Lab aims to promote the free crossing between areas of knowledge in multi, trans, inter -disciplinary and mediatic practices carried out by amateurs or professionals in an environment that derives its philosophy (broad, open and inclusive) of notions related to sharing and documentation of processes, products and knowledge.
Marginalia+Lab supports and encourage the development of projects and surveys situated in the dilution of boundaries between the human, exact and biological sciences. It is expected that proposals are detached from traditional contexts of development in art, science and technology when understood as segregated areas.
Encouraging the procedural nature of collaborative research and the homemade practices related to the do-it-yourself, do-it-with-others cultures, the “high end low tech”, the “gambiarra”, it is expected, by this call, to bring on an open dialogue between areas of a current counterculture that yearns for the knowledge distribution through practices that are opened to appropriation and diffusion.
Therefore, this call seeks to encourage proposals that cause tension into the ownership models of producing art, technology and of thinking the knowledge. Prototyping, utopian and impossible projects are equally relevant. Nevertheless, these issues are not restrictive. Those interested in applying are encouraged to propose their own field perspective.
Moving from the recognition of art as a constantly changing field, the search for its definition in absolute terms seems not very fruitful, and it should not be exclusively dominated by artists with specific background and by consolidated institutions based on historical and market logics.
Science, in turn, should not be perceived as a field to be dominated exclusively by scientists and highly specialized laboratories and technicians supported by ostensible investment systems.
Therefore, in this residency program, the paradigm of definition is replaced by that of proposition, plural propositions, heterogeneous, concerned about exploring the relationships between these fields and tensioning established systems.
Carrying a recent history, initiated decades ago, the media labs still seek to understand their potential roles in today's society and in the construction of the future.
Marginalia+Lab, through mapping and studying the proposals submitted to this call, seeks to understand the context of local and global demands of contemporary creative practices.
Therefore, the call for Marginalia+Lab Residency Program becomes a tool for the Lab`s updating, allowing the research of its own functions, possible occupation of its space and constant revision of its model.
Selection of 4 participants for the artistic residency program of the Marginalia+Lab in the year of 2012: two Brazilian – one who is resident in Minas Gerais, and another from any region of Brazil – and two international – one latin american and another from anywhere in the world; The selected residents will develop creative, investigative projects during the period of 2 (two) months each, between June and November 2012, in the Marginalia+Lab;
The enrollments for the national residents will be opened between April 27 and May 27; The enrollments for the international residents will be opened between April 27 and June 17;
The national residents selection results will be disclosed in the Marginalia+Lab website, from May 29, and the international residents results from June 20. The selected ones will be informed through the given email in the time of enrollment.
The residences periods are: the first one from 18 June to august 18, the second one from July 9 to September 9, the third one from August 13 to October 13, and the fourth one from September 10 to November 10.
The enrollments are opened to any natural person, over 18 years;
The enrollments can be made by individuals or groups. In the case of group applications, one of the members must be responsible for the enrollment.
About the nature of the proposals, please consult the introduction and additional texts;
The enrollments should be exclusively made through the form available in the website www. marginalialab.com.br;
The enrollment is composed by the proposal presentation to be developed in the period of residency, resume, biographic note and creation trajectory, research and proponent acting;
The selection committee will be composed by the lab curator team and invited jury;
The selection will be made according to the following criteria: proposal quality; proponent trajectory; purpose adequacy and context of this call.
The proposals will be developed in the Lab, using its facilities and the support of its technical core;
The actions of the Marginalia+Lab, such as meetings and research cores, will enable the residents` contact with the local community of artists, researchers, critics and the concerned public;
The processes and results achieved during the projects development will be brought up in the exposition that integrates the Marginalia+Lab exhibition.
Besides the exhibition, the proposals will be spread out in online field, in the Lab website and in several communication efforts;
To the selected residents will be offered a fee in the value of R$ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais), regarding the whole period of residency;
The selected ones which don`t reside in Belo Horizonte will receive transport, hosting and feeding aid during the residency period;
In case of group applications, only one representative will receive the above mentioned benefits;
In the end of the residency period, the resident shall achieve a result that can be configured as artistic object and/or process documentation, being led to exposition, exhibition, provision or public performance. This final format will be publicly displayed in the Marginalia+Lab exhibition.
The selected proposal`s development shall be registered by the resident into facilities that will be offered for this purpose.
The resident compromises in participating of a Meeting in the Marginalia+Lab, moment of opening and sharing of knowledge and the residency developed processes;
The resident agrees and compromises in crediting the Marginali+Lab as a supporter in the technical specifications of the developed works during the residency, in all the disclosures and expositions related to these works, and is responsible for informing the Marginalia+Lab the occasions of those;
The resident compromises in conceding the work`s images and from their self – produced during the residency period and Marginalia+Lab Exhibition – free of charge and without any onus, for use in purpose of institutional and cultural disclosure by the achievers, sponsors and supporters of the event and their eventual programs of culture fostering, in any kind of media and in any time;
It is required that the international residents provide health insurance for the whole period of residency;
When applying, it is assumed that the proposal`s author, or group representative, has read and agreed with all the terms of this regulation.
The final decision and judgment of absent cases are up to the selection team, without any possibility of appeal.
Belo Horizonte, April 27, 2012.
Lívia Chagas and Wemerson Machado (MG)
The "Auras" project consists in building a tesla coil with the aim of producing images by electrography phenomenon, known as Kirlian photography. As a result of this process we intend to create a parallel between the concept of the term "aura", used by the philosopher Walter Benjamin to classify works of art with authenticity, and its relationship with the object of worship, since this photographic result is also used by exoteric communities to classify the types of auras.
Cecília Lucchesi and Juliana Perdigão (SP/MG)
VERSOM is a laboratory that creates sounds and images from the investigation of its potential relationships. Taking as starting point the sound stimulation produced by the musician Juliana Perdigão, a series of images generated from computer programming will be conducted, edited and derived by the video artist Ciça Lucchesi in live performance.