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8th International Marianne Brandt Award

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Experiments on a new relationship with nature

The 8th International Marianne Brandt Award 2022 asks artists and designers how that which connects us with other living beings and habitats can be newly discovered and designed. We are looking for projects, images, and texts on cooperative, aesthetic, metaphorical, and poetic exchanging relationships with other organisms and natural existences.

 

How could we conceive and design connecting processes, objects, and atmospheres in this sense? How can we talk, write and tell about our existential connections in poetic and creative ways?

In the 1920s the Chemnitz-born artist and Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt had written poems, in which she discovered forms of nature that appear like poetic and constructive role models for her shiny and geometric metal designs of “tableware” and “lighting bodies”. The sea appeared 
as a “shimmering round” or the moon as 
a “sculptural sphere”. At the same time, 
she searched for analogies in natural phenomena for her sensations and moods. Brandt found resonance in “sheet lightning” or in “rippling waves”.

What are the approaches to nature that are relevant for artists and designers today? How can we foster, show or celebrate moments that connect us?

Prize Summary: 
15.000 € cash prizes, exhibition, catalog
Prizes Details: 

We award 5.000€ in each category - project, photography, text. 60 nominated works will be exhibited at Wirkbau Chemnitz and published in a catalog at Jovis Verlag Berlin. Special prices will be given by special prize donors.

Deadline: 
03/March/2022

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Fee Detail: 
30€
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Call for Submissions »WimmelResearch-Fellowship«

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he WimmelResearch Fellowship addresses artists (including architects, designers, authors, sound artists, performers, filmmakers, coders), who have a serious interest in interdisciplinary exchange.

The »WimmelResearch-Fellowship« will be awarded as part of a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Wimmelforschung. The collaboration is based on the development of Platform 12, an experimental space designed by the artistic duo Wimmelforschung in collaboration with Bosch as part of Bosch’s center for research and advance engineering in Renningen.

Platform 12 contains a permanent collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude. Artists of various disciplines engage with the company as indirect observers and initiators, to exchange ideas and to work on their own and joint artistic projects. The main focus of the fellowship is not necessarily the production of a specific artistic work, but the encounter and process of dialog in itself.  

The length of the fellowship is four months. It includes a monthly stipend of 1,200 Euro, a furnished apartment studio at Akademie Schloss Solitude and mentoring by Wimmelforschung, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and the Robert Bosch GmbH.

The theme of the current call for applications is »Turning Points & Connectedness«.

The fellowship will be awarded for the period of January 7 to April 30, 2020.
The deadline for applications is December 17, 2019, midnight CET/MEZ.

Deadline: 
17/December/2019

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none
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