The format of the residency will follow the Dutch government’s regulations and restrictions associated with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This open call is part of the research project For the Record, launched in 2018 by Het Nieuwe Instituut, that investigated contemporary video culture as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives.The project sought to document and reflect upon the technologies, spatial design and forms of representation deployed in video culture and live events, and used public programmes and video production as its main research methodology. This resulted in a series of videos, commissioned essays and installations.
For the Record was envisioned as a live, collective research project, in which themes and questions were updated and reformulated by the team, audience and collaborating partners as the project evolved. The project engaged with both local and global issues and dimensions in video culture, involving a broad network of set and stage designers, architects, artists, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, media producers, cultural critics and institutions.
Through this open call, researchers are invited to reflect upon the politics of design in television and music video, and to engage with the collection of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. This collection manages a media collection in the broadest sense of the word, from written press, film, radio and television to computer games, online video and websites. A large part of this collection is available online. The collection is built on four thematic pillars: news, information and current affairs; culture and entertainment; amateur and business productions; and the media landscape.
In their research proposal, applicants are invited to address one or more of the following areas of research: forms of representation in music video and television, technologies of circulation, and design practices in TV and video production.
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