Art Laboratory Berlin startet einen Open Call für Kunstwerke, Texte und Kooperationen zwischen Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern und Forschern zum Thema »Nonhuman subjectivities«. Diese sollen Teil des Veranstaltungsprogramms 2016/17 werden. Einsendeschluss für Beiträge: 15. Dezember 2014
Four to five hundred years ago Copernicus and Galileo 'removed' the Earth (and humanity) from the centre of the universe. In Western Philiosophy this coincides with the 'epistemological turn' away from cosmology. Western civilization through the enlightenment and into the modern age has continued to place the human experience at the center of existence. Postmodernism, for example, has reveled in human subjectivity, almost to the point of denying all else.
In response to recent cultural and scientific developments Art Laboratory Berlin is initiating an open call for art works, texts and cooperative works with artists, scholars and scientists on the general theme of non-human subjectivities.
Recent philosophical works by i.a. Graham Harman, Quentin Meillasoux, Isabelle Stengers and John Gray have questioned the solely human role of subjectivity that has formed the core of 'humanism' over the past five centuries.
We suggest a new multiplicity of viewpoints and an exploration of non-human intelligence, agency and subjectivity, that make up our planet (and beyond).
Possible topics could include
Art Laboratory Berlin is seeking submissions and proposals predominantly for exhibitions, performances and workshops, but is also interested in cooperation with scholars and scientists for the production of a series of lectures, texts and a symposium
The deadline for entries is 15 December, 2014.
Chosen proposals will form part of our 2016-17 programme
Please submit your proposal by email to: nonhumanisms(at)artlaboratory-berlin.org
The application should include a proposal (not longer than 5 pages), a CV and work portfolio (not longer than 10 pages). We ask that you keep the size of attachments altogether under 5MB. For video or other large files we encourage the use of links. In rare exceptions proposals may be accepted by post, if a request is first sent by email. Please title the subject line: POST RQST.