Post-Fossil Creature -residency program

Post-Fossil Creature -residency program

The Post-Fossil Creature -residency program is based in the Kammari Residency in the mountains of Cyprus. It is meant for researchers, artists, artisans, writers, filmmakers, musicians, makers and post-makers, who are working on understanding the fossil fuel generated, technology determined, modern human experience and/or imagining the period of transition to a new post-fossil experience.

The residency itself is an evolving post-fossil art work that aims to become sustainable in terms of energy and food by 2030. This requires a combination of research, art, practical engineering, science etc. We invite people to participate in the evolution of this project.

The founding purpose of the residency program is to combine research with contemporary art. The aim is to extend the theoretical to the realm of experience and vice versa, searching for neglected and overlooked aspects that in turn can advance our understanding and research. Examples of areas of interest are:

  • Understanding the non-human perspectives, plants, animals, bacteria, etc. and the alienated relation we, humans, have to non-human.
  • Theoretical, psychological and experiential critique of the dominant contemporary ideology, especially in relation to technology and ecology.
  • Artistic practices on the social, psychological and political aspects of our ideological predicament.
  • Artistic practices on technology, biology, geology, ecology, otherness, fossil fuels, the Anthropocene and science.
  • Artistic an maker practices concerned with critique of technology, dismantling/reusing technology and social impacts of technology.

We also work in collaboration with Cyprus based artisan artists who are rehabilitating lost working methods that are based on sustainable, local materials and inter-generational skills.

The residency program also includes a studio/performance/exhibition space in the city of Limassol. The 80 m2 Kammari Limassol space is available for the residency guests to work in, and publish/exhibit their work. More info: limassol.kammari.org

Application information
The applications should include the CV/bio of the artist, the portfolio or examples of previous works (for example a link to a website) and a free form presentation or description of the project that the artist is going to be working on during the residency program. All this information should be provided by email: residency (at) kammari.org

For more information on practical questions, fees etc., please visit the practical info -page.