Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency: Call for Artists!

Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency: Call for Artists!

Deadline for applications is 9th July 2018!

Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival’s creative residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Two young digital makers will be chosen from the following countries: SADC: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, DRC and Tanzania.

The residency will also involve the participation of artists from North Africa, South Asia and Switzerland.

The residency provides the opportunity to:

  • spend four weeks thinking, experimenting and working in a dynamic cross-disciplinary environment together with counterparts from around the world,
  • with mentorship and support provided by professionals in the digital arts field,
  • leading up to the presentation of preliminary work and ideas in the context of the Fak’ugesi digital arts festival in Johannesburg in September 2018.

Application Deadline: July 9th 2018

2018 Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2018 is the role vernacular and traditional cultures in digital culture and practices. What would you call a vernacular algorithm? Is it hidden knowledge that exists deep in language and culture. In 2018 Fak’ugesi Festival calls on you to explore the algorithms, patterns and fractals of your indigenous culture! In digital art, music, animation, memes, architecture, poetry, games, VR or the way you braid your hair!

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