Announcements, Kazakhstan

Re-Practice Lab Open Call: Artistic Practices and Environmental Issues

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Deadline: May 29th

The Tselinniy Center for Contemporary Culture is now accepting applications for the Re-Practice Lab. This annual interdisciplinary program focuses on the latest artistic practices, with special emphasis on new media.

The 2024 program, Re-Engage with Nature, centers around current environmental issues in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It aims to utilize digital technologies to enhance our understanding and re-evaluation of our relationship with nature. The Lab will be conducted entirely online, allowing participation from all regions of Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The program welcomes emerging artists, designers, ecologists, curators, programmers, and architects who wish to address pressing environmental concerns and create digital projects. Participants will explore contemporary philosophical concepts of the Anthropocene, the theory and history of digital art, gain a deeper understanding of current environmental issues, and master digital tools for visualizing environmental data.

The Re-Practice Lab Program, Re-Engage with Nature, includes:

— Lectures and workshops on contemporary philosophical concepts of the Anthropocene
— Lectures and seminars on the theory and history of digital art
— Workshops on how contemporary artists address the ecological agenda
— Meetings with ecologists
— Artist talks by international and Central Asian artists
— Workshops on working with digital tools for data visualization, AI, and mixed reality
— Work on the final project

Participants will work on an individual or group project during the program, with the opportunity to present it in a final online exhibition. Attendees who submit a final project and complete 70% of the class will receive a certificate of completion from the lab.

The Lab will take place June 10th to July 30th, 2024. To read more about the Lab and the application process, visit Tselinny's website