‘Artificial Intelligence’ often refers to science fiction for many people but AI is actually already part of our everyday life – ranging from digital picture recognition and virtual assistants to autonomous cars. Yet the discourse surrounding AI is still mainly taking place in the technical sector.
This cultural collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and the Alliance Française Glasgow and the Institut Français d’Écosse aims at uniting technology and art, thus creating a new approach to an increasingly central topic.
What is the residency about?
In response to the impact felt by the cultural sector as a result of the Covid-19 global health crisis, we have reframed our initial residency project and transformed it into a purely digital one. The French and German cultural centres based in Scotland are inviting three contemporary artists based in France, Scotland and Germany to apply for this digital residency programme taking place between November 2020 and December 2021.
The programme consists of online residencies which will contribute to the interdisciplinary discourse between artists and partners around the topic of Artificial Intelligence. The remote residency will allow the artists to continue to work from their own space with the digital support of our partners: the National Library of Scotland, the Social Brain in Action Lab, the NEoN Festival of Digital Arts and Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts.
A dialogue will be created around artificial intelligence, between the artists, the partners and an online audience.
The residency is directed at contemporary emerging artists whose practise revolves around Artificial Intelligence.
The particular interest of the practitioners should be centred on the following:
– AI applications and their impact on our historical and cultural memories that are held in physical archives and libraries.
– AI technology and its impact on our future social relations and behaviour, in regards to developments in robotic engineering.
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