Берлинская академия искусств проводит конкурс грантов среди художников всех дисциплин и направлений. Предложенные проекты должны отвечать теме «Человек-машина». Победитель будет один. Он получит €20 000 на реализацию своей идеи.
Between 2020 and 2022, the JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste, in partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the E.ON foundation, will award one fellowship per year to fund international projects dealing with the topic “Human-Machine”.
The complex relationship between human and machine has been the subject of art and artistic practice since the beginning of the Industrial Age. In the face of digitalisation, the topic has taken on new meaning worldwide with artificial intelligence, its possibilities and dark sides. In contrast to the machine concept of industrialisation, the digital ecosystem of artificial intelligence is ushering in the second machine age. This is having an effect on our intellectual abilities similar to that of the steam engine on physical strength. Self-developing algorithmic systems have already made their mark on our perception, stimulating, regulating and controlling our behaviour, making decisions and bringing new forms of the authoritarian and surveillance to the fore. Against this background, fundamental philosophical, economic, ecological and ethical concepts as well as images of the world we live in are being questioned by the new human-machine interfaces. They shift through new types of networking, interaction and collaboration between human and machine or are completely transformed. On the other hand, there is the proclamation of alternative ways of being human and the body in relation to nature and technology.
By discussing concepts, playing out scenarios and speculating on futures, the arts can generate a specific aesthetic knowledge in this area. Fictions and utopias around omniscient and sentient machines that turn against humans, develop desires and seek freedom as well as human immortality fantasies dominate the Western cultural imagination.
The Human-Machine programme funds international artists of all disciplines who foster new ideas of patterns, narrations and approaches to the world and who explore urgent aspects of today’s societies and the planet and transform their research into aesthetically compelling forms. The topics and projects of the programme will be presented in a range of different formats and a final exhibition.
The idea of artistic research and the multidisciplinary approach are what connect the Akademie der Künste’s JUNGE AKADEMIE and VISIT. The perspective of art, science and business are to be connected in the context of the programme in order to facilitate comprehensive answers to current societal issues. A joint exhibition programme and accompanying discourse formats will serve to support this process and make it available to the public.