CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Junior Fellowship for PhD Candidate
art and language in artistic practice  

deadline 01/09/2019
VALIE EXPORT Center Linz,
University of Art and Design Linz

The University of Art and Design Linz is announcing a call for applications for a Junior Fellowship for a PhD candidate at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz_ Research Center for Media and Performance Art.

The planned doctoral thesis is required to deal with the subject area: art and language in artistic practice.

With the oeuvre of VALIE EXPORT serving as a starting point and in the context of a research focus on “art and language in artistic practice”, linguistic structural aspects of media works are to be examined. These include critical and reflexive approaches to media, such as “media anagrams”, as well as aspects of game, combinatorial analysis, of overdetermination, and, along with this, of multivalency and (poetic) surplus meaning. In the case of the artist VALIE EXPORT, anagrammatic shifts in context also stand for an exploration of media’s diverse languages and representations of “reality”, which entail specific ways of image generation. Putting special emphasis on the oeuvre of VALIE EXPORT, the research subject relates to the ways that structural linguistic and visual artistic practices intertwine.

The fellowship to be granted includes a monthly sum of € 1,200 and will initially be awarded for twelve months, though, subject to a positive evaluation, it can be extended for a maximum of twenty-four additional months. The fellowship also includes work space for the PhD candidate at the University of Art and Design Linz. Successful applicants commit themselves to being present on site to a large degree. The fellowship precludes holding any external job on the side that exceeds minor employment.

Applications can be submitted in either German or English, further information can be found here.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Junior Fellowship for PhD Candidate
relationship of art and science 

deadline 01/09/2019
VALIE EXPORT Center Linz,
University of Art and Design Linz

The University of Art and Design Linz is announcing a call for applications for a Junior Fellowship for a PhD candidate at the VALIE EXPORT Center Linz_ Research Center for Media and Performance Art.

The planned doctoral thesis is required to deal with the subject area: relationship of art and science.

The implementation of new technologies into artistic practice and their manifold possible applications in the field of artistic-scientific research shall provide the basis for an examination of the relationship of art and science. VALIE EXPORT’s extensive oeuvre forms the starting point. It is her work in particular that analyses the use of the computer and the possibilities offered by digitisation in their function as critical approaches to media and society with regard to the transformation of the human image in the sciences and in social theories. The period to be studied should extend mainly from the late 1980s (experimental works by EXPORT on “digital photography” and works using the computer) to the 1990s (screenplays for unrealised film projects, such as “The Virtual Body. From the Prosthetic to the Postbiological Body”).

The fellowship to be granted includes a monthly sum of € 1,200 and will initially be awarded for twelve months, though, subject to a positive evaluation, it can be extended for a maximum of twenty-four additional months. The fellowship also includes work space for the PhD candidate at the University of Art and Design Linz. Successful applicants commit themselves to being present on site to a large degree. The fellowship precludes holding any external job on the side that exceeds minor employment.

Applications can be submitted in either German or English, further information can be found here.