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Call for proposal 2015-2016 artist in residence program

Fri May 22, 2015 23:59

Montreal, Canada

Studio XX’s residencies offer an opportunity for artists to experiment and produce work which explores interdisciplinary ideas and approaches. We respond to the technical, creative and theoretical requirements of the artists by offering references to our network of community experts, whose involvement must be arranged by the artist herself/himself. For a period of six weeks, resident artists have access to a dedicated work space with a computer suited to a range of media projects. Residents receive an artist fee, technical support and free access to all Studio XX workshops and equipment. The completed production or the work-in-progress, will be publicly presented at an XX event dedicated to our artists-in-residence. There are three open residencies offered per year (which includes the possibility of virtual residencies).

Types of residencies


Completely open and self-directed, this residency is for artists who wish to research something new, deepen the experimentation of a current project in development, or put the finishing touches to a production.


In response to a growing demand by artists working outside of the Montreal region who wish to explore the possibilities of online and/or networked collaborations, Studio XX offers Virtual Residencies. By using our own server, the Studio can provide remote technical support according to the needs of each project. Participants will be allocated space on the server and the completed production will be published online and hosted by the Studio for a specified period.

Practical Information

All submissions are reviewed by a Selection Committee and projects are based on the following criteria:
  • work created by artists self-identifying as female, women, trans, dissenting or gender non-conforming;
  • innovation in both content and form: web art, network art, digital video or audio, interdisciplinary practices, installation, or multimedia performance;
  • works that can be explored or produced with the resources available at Studio XX (equipment, technical support, financial resources).

Selection of applicants is based on two of the following criteria:
  • the residency will offer a significant opportunity for the artist, it will represent an important point in the artist’s development;
  • XX’s mandate for experimentation and creativity must be reflected in the selected projects.
  • the work selected must demonstrate a relevant and innovative expression of theoretical, political and / or social engagement.

Residencies are six weeks in length. Accepted proposals receive the following from Studio XX:
  • $1,000 artist's fee;
  • technical support;*
  • access to the Studio's equipment;
  • participation in certain workshops;
  • dedicated work space for the artist;
  • dissemination of the project through Studio’s programming and platforms : events, HTMlles Festival, XX Files radio show, on-line Matricules archives, etc.

* To be defined according to the parameters of each project and the available resources.

Residencies DO NOT include travel costs, accommodation, or per diem. The artist is responsible for her living arrangements while in Montreal.

Studio XX favours interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects created or directed by artists or collectives working in collaboration with other professionals. This axis responds to the growing number of trans-disciplinary projects and their inherent technological challenges and complexities. Selected projects must be undertaken using Studio's available resources (equipment, technical knowledge, financial resources).

Equipments for Artists in Residence : http://www.studioxx.org/en/residences/equipement

Submissions Guidelines

Projects should be submitted by email only and must include the following information in a PDF document:

  • Download Submission Form (PDF): http://www.studioxx.org/newsletter/form-residence.pdf
  • Residency Type (Open, Virtual):
  • Name of artist (s):
  • Address:
    • Email address:
    • Biography (250 words max):
    • CV
    • Title of the project:
    • Project Description (500 words max):
    • Detailed Technical Specifications:
    • A maximum of 5 images included in the PDF: 1024 X 768 pixels, 72 dpi;
    • A URL for sound and/or audio projects.

Send the completed PDF document to: programmation(at)studioxx.org

*Please note that incomplete submissions as well as those received after the deadline will not considered.

Subject line: Artist Residency 2015-2016

Deadline for submission: May 22, 2015


Launch .dpi 30 : Cyber Surveillance

Mon Dec 22, 2014 00:00 - Mon Dec 22, 2014

.dpi, Feminist Journal of Art and Digital Culture

Man up! Owning and Pwning the Policing of Gender Online
Guest Editor: Kate Milberry
Women’s bodies have been a contested terrain historically, with the battle for control waged by men and later, the patriarchal state. Feminism in its various waves and permutations fought to reclaim the body as an autonomous domain. Nevertheless, the female body remains a scene of struggle: women the world over are engaged in an ongoing contest for autonomy, control, protection and acceptance of our physical selves.
Read More : http://dpi.studioxx.org/en/no/30-cyber-surveillance/

Do We (Really) Have Culture?
Candace Mooers
The policing of gender online is both individual and systemic, and is of paramount concern to most Internet users. In October 2014, the Canadian Parliament passed Bill C-13: Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, a bill touted as a defence against cyber-bullying. In short, anyone who posts or transmits an “intimate image” of another individual without that person's consent could face up to 5 years in prison. Bill C-13 also enables greater police powers: Internet Service Providers may be forced to hand over customer information without a warrant. In Canada, in recent years, 9 telecommunications companies received approximately 1.2 million requests from federal law enforcement agencies for private customer information every year.
Read More http://dpi.studioxx.org/en/no/30-cyber-surveillance/

image Olivia Block - copyright attack, a testimony

Social Surveillance: Feminist Implications for Online Privacy, Self Disclosure and Gendered Agency
Trevor Scott Milford and Ciara Bracken-Roche
Short Essay

Queer Technologies of the Selfie: Radical Self-Imaging in the Online Performances of Ann Hirsch and Georges Jacotey
Mikhel Proulx
Short Essay

How to Hide From Cameras
Jillian Mayer

Annie Malamet

The Crafting a Feminist Internet
Wednesday Lupypciw, Nicole Burisch and Diana Sherlock

Do Cyborgs Dream of Performance Art?
Claire Paquet

Radical Response
Stella Marrs
Field Studies

De la bible à la télé : Femmes soyez de Carmen Lapchuck
Julie Alary Lavallée
Field Studies


Based in Montreal and published online, .dpi opens a unique and bilingual space for dialogue and interdisciplinary critical reflection, research, experimentation, documentation, and positions and propositions, situated at the intersection of art, technology and feminisms. The journal is a platform where the bold, critical, engaged and curious contributor may question issues related to feminism (in all its varieties), art and digital culture.



Sat Nov 01, 2014 00:00

Montréal, Canada

(English version below)

Les HTMlles 11 approche !

Les HTMlles 11 - ZÉR0 FUTUR{E} (7-15 novembre 2014)

Les bénévoles sont essentiels à la réussite du festival Les HTMlles ! En plus d'aider au bon déroulement du festival, les bénévoles travaillent avec des artistes locaux et internationaux. Ils ont accès à tous les événements du festival, et travaillent de concert avec l'équipe pour produire un incroyable festival féministe d’arts médiatiques et de culture numérique géré par des artistes. Joignez-vous à notre équipe !

Nous cherchons de l’aide dans les domaines suivants :
+ Promotion (distribution de dépliants, affichage, etc.)
+ Évenements (installation et démontage)
+ Transport (chauffeurs-chauffeuses et / ou prêt de votre véhicule)
+ Accueil et mise en place des espaces pour les événements du festival
+ Traduction chuchotée et interprétation ASL / LSQ (pour les tables rondes et performances)
+ Tenue du bar
+ Documentation (photos et vidéo - matériel peut être fourni)

Merci de contacter production@htmlles.net pour plus d'informations ou pour remplir un formulaire de bénévolat! (indiquez “Festival bénévole” dans la ligne de l’objet, svp)


Mandat :
Basé à Montréal, Les HTMlles est une biennale internationale qui rassemble des artistes, des théoricien-ne-s et des activistes passionné-e-s par la réflexion critique en nouvelles technologies sous une perspective féministe. S’inspirant d’un thème spécifique, chaque édition aborde des questions sociopolitiques urgentes et actuelles en dépassant les frontières des pratiques artistiques et féministes.
Les HTMlles est une production du Studio XX, centre d’artistes féministe bilingue engagé dans l’exploration technologique, la création et la critique. Lancé en 1997, le festival a débuté en tant que plateforme internationale introduisant l’art web créé par les femmes. En étroite collaboration avec des organismes partenaires, Les HTMlles est devenu un festival multi-site dédié à la présentation d’œuvres d’arts médiatiques indépendantes créées par des artistes s’auto-identifiant comme femmes, trans ou dissidents et dissidentes du genre, dans un environnement transdisciplinaire, axé sur l’anti-oppression.

The HTMlles 11 is coming!

The HTMlles 11 - ZÉR0 FUTUR{E} (7-15 November 2014)

Volunteers are an essential part of the success of The HTMlles festival! In addition to helping the festival run smoothly, volunteers work with local and international artists, get access to all festival events, and work with the festival team to produce an amazing artist-run feminist festival of media arts and digital culture. Join us!

We are seeking assistance in the following areas:
+ Promotion (flyer distribution, postering, etc.)
+ Events (set-up and take-down)
+ Transportation (drivers and/or lending your vehicle)
+ Door (working the door and tabling at festival events)
+ Whisper translation and ASL/LSQ interpretation (during roundtables and performances)
+ Bartending
+ Photo and Video Documentation (equipment may be provided)

Contact production@htmlles.net for more information or to fill out a volunteer form! Please put ‘Festival Volunteer’ in the subject line.


Taking place in Montreal, The HTMlles is an international biennial festival that brings together artists, scholars and activists who are passionate about critical engagement with new technologies from a feminist perspective. Based on a specific theme, each edition addresses urgent socio-political questions by pushing the boundaries of artistic and feminist practices. The HTMlles is produced by Studio XX, a bilingual feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation and critique. Initiated in 1997, the festival began as an international platform for introducing women’s web art. Collaborating closely with partner organizations, The HTMlles has become a multi-site festival dedicated to the presentation of women’s, trans and gender non-conforming artists’ independent media artworks in a transdisciplinary environment that strives for anti-oppression.



Tue Sep 23, 2014 00:00

Montreal, Canada

starting from $50 only

Support the festival and make yourself known to the community of artists by buying print or online advertising, or by exchanging services or goods in kind (food, drinks, etc.) against advertising. Think about promoting your events, training and workshops too!
For more information or to complete your order, please contact us at communications@htmlles.net, before September 23.



Thu Sep 25, 2014 19:00 - Thu Sep 25, 2014

Montreal, Canada

(English follows)

Eyelight-Obscura, Suoni Per Il Popolo et Les HTMlles 11 présentent :

Projection de SYNTHETIC PLEASURES par Iara Lee (1995, É.-U.), 83 min. (VOA sans sous-titres)

Synthetic Pleasures est une capsule temporelle de la cyberculture de 1995, remplie d’animation 3D et de simulation virtuelle du début des années 90. La réalisatrice Iara Lee parcourt une multitude de questions culturelles, philosophiques et techniques soulevées par le nouveau-né du cybermonde communément appelé « le Net ». Le film esquisse un portrait large du terrain technologique, des environnements hyper-réels aux transformations de l’esprit et du corps, en passant par le techno-nomadisme et les échanges culturels de l’autoroute de l’information. Des figures à la fois novatrices et énigmatiques telles que Orlan, Jaron Lanier, Timothy Leary et bien d’autres apparaissent dans ce film à l’apogée de l’optimisme populaire de la réalité virtuelle et des futurs cybernétiques.

Eyelight-Obscura offrira une brève critique rétrospective des ramifications culturelles et politiques du monde documenté dans Synthetic Pleasures.

Eyelight-Obscura : https://www.facebook.com/EOVDR
Suoni Per Il Popolo : http://suoniperilpopolo.org/
The HTMlles 11: ZÉR0 FUTUR{E} : http://htmlles.net/

Notopian Film Nights / « Pas de futur, pas de problème » est une série de projections et de discussions en coprésentation, menant à la 11e édition du festival Les HTMlles, qui aura lieu du 7 au 15 novembre 2014. Les événements explorent différentes facettes de la thématique du prochain festival : ZÉR0 FUTUR{E}.

Les HTMlles est un festival biennal international qui rassemble des artistes, des théoricien-ne-s et des activistes qui sont passionné-e-s par la réflexion critique en nouvelles technologies sous une perspective féministe. En collaboration avec des partenaires, Les HTMlles est une production du Studio XX, centre d’artistes féministe bilingue engagé dans l’exploration technologique, la création et la critique.


Eyelight-Obscura, Suoni Per Il Popolo, and The HTMlles 11 present:

Screening of SYNTHETIC PLEASURES by Iara Lee (1995, U.S.A.) 83 min.

"Science & technology is a sword, the sword can cut against ignorance, poverty, disease, and liberate humanity. Or if it is wielded by the Pentagon & by the aerospace industry, then perhaps we will have weapons of incredible destruction. Technology itself is neither evil nor saint-like. It's a question who wields the sword" - Michio Kaku, Synthetic Pleasures

Synthetic Pleasures is a time capsule of cyberculture as it it existed in 1995, chock-full of early 90's 3-D animation and virtual simulation. Director Iara Lee embarks on a vast array of cultural, philosophical, and engineering questions brought about by what was then the fledgling infant cyberworld known popularly as "The Net". The film canvasses a wide scope of techno terrain, from hyperreal environments, to mind and body modifications, high-tech nomadism, and cultural exchange on the information superhighway. Innovative and enigmatic figures such as Orlan, Jaron Lanier, Timothy Leary, and many many more appear in this film at the height of popular optimism for Virtual Reality and Cybernetic Futures.

Eyelight-Obscura will provide a brief retrospective critique on the cultural and political ramifications of the documented world we observe in Synthetic Pleasures.

Eyelight-Obscura: https://www.facebook.com/EOVDR
Suoni Per Il Popolo: http://suoniperilpopolo.org/
The HTMlles 11: ZÉR0 FUTUR{E}: http://htmlles.net/

Notopian Film Nights / “Pas de futur, pas de problème” are a series of collaborative events leading up to the 11th edition of The HTMlles Festival taking place November 7 - 15, 2014. The events explore various facets of the upcoming festival’s theme: ZÉR0 FUTUR{E}.

The HTMlles is an international biennial festival that brings together artists, scholars and activists who are passionate about critical engagement with new technologies from a feminist perspective. With the support of partners, The HTMlles is produced by Studio XX, a bilingual feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation and critique.