Signs that come to life, installations that spring into being and inhabit spaces, pieces that tell a story, open-air museums. Chronicling the Navigli, the canals to the south of Milan, through augmented reality is the aim of this 4 week residency based within the creative ecosystem at BASE Milano.
The call is open for artists keen to take part in the residency from ARDA – A Ritmo D’Acque. 8 digital artists (designers, 2D animators, video makers and 3D artists) will be selected to take part in an instructive and creative training course resulting in the production of two multimedia pieces each. The pieces will become part of the open-air artistic itineraries along the South Milan Navigli and tell the story of the area’s historic, territorial and cultural landmarks. These pieces will be produced alongside the installation pieces created by the designers at IDEAS – Bit Factory.
To take part, fill in the application at this link.
THE ARTISTS’ RESIDENCY
The residency will be carried out in two stages, covering a total of 4 weeks: from 9 to 20 December 2019 and 7 to 20 January 2020. The artists will be given full use of the work spaces at BASE Milano, creative hub in via Bergognone 34, and will also have the option of staying for free at casaBASE, the design hostel at BASE Milano.
The selected artists will receive an expenses fund of 1,000 euros (gross). Attendance is required during the residency period. Over the course of the four weeks, there will be creative workshops run by Bepart, who will also make up part of the call’s selection panel.
Applications should be submitted to BEPART no later than 6pm on 27 October 2019. For further information, download the ARDA Call. (The call and application form are in Italian, applicants are required to have at least a basic knowledge of Italian)
ARDA is made up of a partnership network including BASE Milano (leader), Bepart Società Cooperativa Impresa Sociale, Ideas – Bit Factory, Local Logic srl, J’eco srl, Turbolento Thinkbike ssd, and Fondazione RCM – MUMI, with support from Regione Lombardia’s Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale (FESR).