collaborate, engage, be inspired, share ideas and concepts
PILOTENKUECHE Online Residency Program gives artists the opportunity to engage online with a global community of artists. Selected artists from various disciplines are invited to participate in the task and discussion based program which includes sessions with experts on topics that expand artist experience. We want to create a space for experimentation with formats and strategies. The fact that artists are potentially on different continents will not impede the possibility of collaborating with each other.
exhibit in both worlds
Artists’ work will be shown to a wider community digitally and in analog. Content produced will be shown at Galerie KUB, presented on our website, pktv and IGTV. In summer we will have a curated exhibition of 8-10 artists at Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig digital art museum. Only artists who have participated in the online residency will be eligible to submit pieces for possible inclusion.
Each participant will also be interviewed and a well-written piece will be published on our website.
what we offer
-6 week online residency
-2 sessions per week
-9 hours with experts
-task and discussion
-exhibition at Galerie KUB
-chance of being in curated summer show at KKW
what we expect from artists
-time and space for reflection
-time to complete tasks
-access to video editing program
-willingness to experiment
-open to show incomplete or drafts in sessions
-work from own space
-provide own materials
We provide all necessary documents for artists to apply for funding.
PKOR #1 runs 5 Jan – 12 Feb 2021
Performance Art, free your soul / Tessa Theissen
Tessa is interested in visceral sensibility, touch and care within different artistic practices and the specific kind of knowledge they produce. She has Master Degrees in Theatre Studies and Choreography and Performance. She is currently teaching Theatre Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Ready, steady, shoot / Václav-Karel Harsa
Freelance filmmaker and media artist Vaclav-Karel Harsa was born in Prague in 1979. He has taught film editing and montage at the Chair of Experimental Television at the Bauhaus University Weimar where he is currently working on his Doctorate. His project, under the working title, “The perspective dispersive film screen and the new possibilities of cinematic narration and reception arising from it”, explores the narrative and receptive qualities of a newly materialized film screen and sees itself as a contribution to the current discourse on film screens and displays.
Vaclav’s theoretical work is based on Vilém Flusser’s point of view that the cinema screen is representative of the individual’s current relation to the world. Through the expansion and renewal of the cinema screen and its narrative and receptive qualities, a new process of mediation between the reflected individual and his or her reference to the world is initiated.
Write on! / Elizabeth Gerdemann
The session with interdisciplinary visual artist Elizabeth Gerdeman focuses on the different ways that writing and language are deeply implicated in creative practice and the task of the contemporary artist to engage others on an international scale. The course will consist of discussions on various professional practice issues and engagement in writing exercises and presentations.
Elizabeth is a visual artist from the USA currently based in Germany. She has a Masters in Fine Art and a Certificate of Interdisciplinary Specialization in Art History and Social Geography. Recent exhibition venues for her work include the Modern Art Museum in Yerevan, Armenia; Athens Digital Arts Festival in Athens, Greece; (Z)ORTEN in Graubünden, Switzerland; Else Foundation Symposium in Mexico City, Mexico; site-specific interventions in Venice, Italy; Hammond Harkins Galleries in Columbus, USA; and Бükü, Helmut, and BSMNT galleries in Leipzig, Germany. Having taught in universities since 2008, she currently lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig where she gives a seminar course offered to all students in the Diploma and Meisterschüler Programmes.
Julianne Csapo / PK Executive Director
Julianne has been the Executive Director of the PK since July 2019. She studied sculpture and comprehensive artistic practice at hfbk Dresden and is always on the verge of expanding the concept of art. Her main interest is in art as an activity and its exciting implications. She has exhibited at the Kunsthaus Dresden and the MdBK Leipzig. She has given performative lectures at the University of Leipzig, Hellerau, the European Center for the Arts and the Staatstheater Dresden and is a founding member of the Kunstraum GYM
maeshelle west-davies / PK Artistic Director / Coordinator
maeshelle has been at PK since 2018. Interdisciplinary artist, curator and culture writer, her practice involves the careful reduction of chaos produced from meticulous field study. It is important to her that the general public see her pieces. In Leipzig, she has exhibited in various locations including Museum of Fine Arts (MdBK), Galerie KUB, D-21 as well as public art installation in front of the Opera, interactive performance and installation at Westpacket and participated in Lichtspiel des Westens and, of course, online. For nearly 20 years she has been working on exhibitions and art projects of multiple types in Germany, Denmark, England, France, Switzerland, Croatia, Portugal and the USA.
application deadline 18 Dec 2020
portfolio CV/bio PDF
PKOR #2 runs 16 Feb – 26 March 2020
application deadline 30 Dec 2020