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Research Residency // Grants for Media Art 2018 of the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus
The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art has awarded three six-months work grants for 2018. The grants of 10.000 Euro are sponsored by Stiftung Niedersachsen. 357 artists from all over the world have applied for the grants.
We are pleased to announce that the three award winners are Petra Bauer, Zach Blas and Daniel Jacoby.
Charles Esche, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Edit Molnár, Edith-Russ-Haus
Marcel Schwierin, Edith-Russ-Haus
Joanna Sokołowska, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
The Jury statement:
Sex and Drugs and Work Forever!
The jury was impressed both by the overall quality of the applications and also that many of the proposals shared similar concerns. In particular, there were a number of projects that sought to address working conditions in a technologically mediated society. The three awardees shared an interest in sex or drug-taking as activities that have been profoundly commodified in recent years. They all use artefacts or individuals from the modernist past as the lenses through which they try to read our current condition as individual workers active at different levels of society, from poorly paid sex workers to hyper productive (and sexualised) managers in Silicon Valley.