Kammari Residency program
The Kammari Residency program is meant for researchers, artists, artisans, makers and post-makers of research and implement theory, who are working on understanding the technological, fossil fuel generated, modern experience and/or imagining and implementing the period of transition to an ecologically sustainable post-fossil society.
It is possible to apply all year round with an open application by email.
The founding purpose of the residency program is to combine academic and independent research with contemporary art, literature, theatre and cinema. 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:
– 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 biology, geology, ecology, otherness, fossil fuels, the Anthropocene and science.
– Artistic practices concerned with critique of technology, dismantling/reusing technology and social impacts of technology.
The research centre and residency house is warmed with wood stoves, the water comes from the mountains and there are surrounding gardens that are being turned into organic fields for food production.
We work in collaboration Dio Dio, a local collective of artisans who are rehabilitating lost working methods of wood and other handicraft work 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 80m2 Kammari Limassol space is available for the residency guests to live and work in, and publish/exhibit their work. More info: limassol.kammari.org
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, etc., please visit the web page: residency.kammari.org or email: residency at kammari.org
The Kammari Residency is a research centre and residency for writers, researchers, artists, artisan artists and makers, aspiring to critically understand the modern techno-fossil experience in ecological, technological and political senses, and to create ecologically as well as socially sustainable environments to live and work in.
The residency space in the mountains of Cyprus facilitates research and art practises, including a studio, accommodation, basic tools and necessities, and a garden. The working environment is embedded in a natural surrounding with increasingly reduced modern fossil fuel dependencies, which means it requires active participation in maintaining the life sustaining necessities.
The residency house is an old stone house built mainly with traditional methods and materials, surrounded by several unique ecosystems of the Troodos mountain area. The house has electricity and it is possible to connect to the internet for research purposes. Being a space for research, artistic practises, and the combination of the two, the residency is in itself an attempt to create a ground for discovering new material post-fossil forms of living.
In terms of documentation and publications, we aim to create and support continuous long term research, critical dialogue and public exhibition of politically significant research combined with contemporary arts.
On a social level we aim to bring artists, philosophers, researcher and writers together and develop international partnerships with individuals, organisations, research centres and universities.
The Kammari Research Group that coordinates the project consists of active artists and researchers. Apart from their individual projects, they work collectively on a large and long-term research project combining arts and academic research. The current project is Technology as Ideology. More info: kammari.org
The residency in the mountains is partly accessible for wheelchairs. We have built a ramp to the residency house, however mountain conditions pose challenges to autonomous functioning with wheelchairs due to steepness of the terrain. Also upstairs rooms are inaccessible to wheelchairs due to the infrastructure. The Kammari studio space in Limassol is fully accessible.
The Kammari project is administered by the not-for-profit art association Kammari – elävän filosofian ja taiteen ry, based in Helsinki.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Education Programmes
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Sound recording studio
- Woodworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- No requirements
- Forest Conservation