In October, I will be part of the second Hydromedia residency. From the website:
Hydromedia: Seeing With Water invites 12 artists via open calls to create experimental artistic methods based on co-authorship with nature to promote citizen engagement in ecological water management strategies. The project will run from Jan 2023 through Dec 2024, with three institutes each hosting four artists for a one-month residency. Hydromedia focuses on the crucial role that water plays in our lives and aims to address environmental challenges while highlighting its life-giving qualities. The project will culminate in a group exhibition at the Technische Sammlungen in Dresden (DE), accompanied by a publication.
HYDROMEDIA is an artistic research program on innovative strategies for ecological water management. The participants are invited to develop lo-tech artistic tools to engage a large audience with the local problems of the climate crisis.
The project will run in April 2023 hosted by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (BE), in October 2023 by HKU in Utrecht (NL) and in April 2024 by HfG Karlsruhe (DE). Hydromedia mobilizes the arts to visualize the Green Deal (area 7) agenda in tangible ways so to promote transnational dissemination and audience engagement. The project is co-funded through the E.U.’s Creative Europe programme.
During the first week of the second residency period in Utrecht we will organize an opening program on 4-5-6 October 2023. On Thursday 5 October the Utrecht University of the Arts (HKU) will host a public symposium highlighting philosophical, ecological, scientific and artistic perspectives on water. Speakers include philosopher René ten Bos, artist/curator Henriette Waal, artist Suzette Bousema, artist/filmmaker Ugo Petronin, and scientists Sven Teurlincx, Lisette de Senerpont Domis (Netherlands Institute of Ecology) and Annelies Veraart (Radboud University). All presentations will be held in English.
Register for the free symposium here: https://www.hku.nl/en/events/hydromedia-artist-in-residence