Artist in Residence in the Future Histories Studio @ Stony Brook University

  • Deadline:
    July 30, 2021, 11:07 p.m.
  • Location:
    Stony Brook, NY

The FHS Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists and collectives to apply to become Artist In Residence in the Future Histories Studio (FHS) at Stony Brook University.

This is a part-time 10-month, one academic year opportunity for artists to help develop a new practice-based studio and pursue research and/or realize a specific project while drawing on the University's resources, including its labs and facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, and archives, libraries, research centers, and special collections. The artist(s) will also engage with the FHS and campus community through their presence in the studio, public talks, and a culminating exhibition, performance, screening, or installation. In addition, this position will offer a series of high-level workshops each semester and have access to FHS and other art department facilities to support their work. Provides academic leadership, interacts with graduate and undergraduates students on a regular basis. Participates in the mentoring of students (graduate and undergraduate), and assists FHS studio users. May be asked to participate in other ways as requested by the Director of the FHS. This position will also have the opportunity to network and participate in symposia and events hosted by other Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration and Optimism (DISCO) campuses.

More about the Future Histories Studio
The Future Histories Studio (FHS) is a new laboratory for emerging modes of arts-centered research, production, and presentation. It is an exploratory hub for those interested in hybrid inquiry and developing practice-based research at the intersections of art, technology, race, storytelling, and social justice.

The FHS experiments with art at the intersection of emerging technologies. Specific research areas include, but are not limited to artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, and bio-art inclusive of computer vision, data equity, community agreement, governance, and care. Emphasis is on art and knowledge production exploring concepts, questions, and intuitions through free study, practice, craft, tinkering, and collaboration with the aim of combating techno supremacy by modeling and alternative methodologies with the potential for tangible social impact.

FHS is part of The Digital Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, & Optimism (DISCO) network. Initiated in April 2021 with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, DISCO envisions a new anti-racist, anti-ableist digital future through a speculative, experimental, nuanced, and critical lens to be investigated with a variety of approaches at labs on five leading public research universities. The DISCO network consists of professor Lisa Nakamura and associate professor Remi Yergeau, University of Michigan; André Brock, Georgia Institute of Technology; Rayvon Fouché, Purdue University; Catherine Knight Steele, the University of Maryland; and Stephanie Dinkins, Stony Brook University.

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