Improving Reality attendees, Brighton
Improving Reality attendees, Brighton


18 April 2016

Lighthouse is pleased to announce its second residency opportunity in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London and HIAP – to bring an emerging Finnish artist to the Lighthouse Studio in Brighton.

Coralie Gourguechon and Seb Lee-Delisle in the Lighthouse Studio
Coralie Gourguechon and Seb Lee-Delisle in the Lighthouse Studio

Lighthouse Studio sits at the centre of our research and development ambition, acting as a production engine and test bed for interdisciplinary practice. The Studio has hosted a multitude of diverse artists, coders, designers, researchers and thinkers, whose work focuses on the impact of new technologies on our lives. Amongst them are Georgina Voss, Coralie Gourguechon, Philo van Kemenade, Elhum Shakerifar, May Abdalla and Ville Haimala.

For this residency, we are looking for an artist who explores, challenges and shapes today’s connected world in new, critical and personal ways; in particular, one operating in any of these fields:

    • Robotics and prosthetics, adaptive design and body/sensory augmentation

    • Open source design for hardware and physical products

    • Visual design, interaction, and software engines for games

    • Sound design and music for film, games and other media

In collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and the Finnish Institute in London, we will select one artist from Finland to join us at the Lighthouse Studio in Brighton for three months, from September to November, in 2016.

The selected artist will receive a work space and the opportunity to present their practise as part of Lighthouse’s programme of public events. We aim to share the artists work as widely as possible, and will work with the selected resident to co-produce an edition of Progress Bar, our regular night giving insight into the creative practice of contemporary culture’s most exciting names, where they can share their work (and/or work-in-progress, co-conspirators or influences) at a live event.

The total budget for travel, living, accommodation and production is 8400 Euros. In addition, we will hold a budget to support 3rd party artist fees and production costs for the event co-produced by the resident artist.

This residency programme is our second collaboration with The Finnish Institute in London and HIAP. In 2015 Ville Haimala was artist in residence at the Lighthouse Studio, you can read more about Ville’s residency here.

Lighthouse works with artists, makers and thinkers at the leading edge of contemporary practice and research, such as Metahaven, Holly Herndon, Basia Lewandowska Cummings, Kuedo, Elijah, Lars TCF Holdhus, Eleni Ikoniadou, Jananne al-Ani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hito Steyerl and Nathan Jurgenso. Our mission is to support, connect and share emerging creatives in the field of art, film, music and the myriad of other new forms of cultural creativity that explore the effects of new technologies on our lives.

The deadline for applications is 17 April 2016.
Read more about the residency and how to apply at the HIAP website



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