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Umeå University

Call for Applications: Postdoc in New Media Art - Crafts/Music/Visual Arts

The UmArts Research Centre at Umeå University, Sweden is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in New Media Art. The position is based at the department of Creative Studies (Crafts/Sloyd, Music, Visual Arts) in partnership with the department of Informatics to contribute to the interdisciplinary artistic research within UmArts. The position is full-time for two years, starting on 1 January 2024, or by agreement. The application deadline is 15 May 2023.

Scope of research

This call is for a postdoctoral fellow in interdisciplinary artistic research within the field of New Media Art. The position is within one (or several) of the artistic practices of crafts (textile, wood/ metal), music or visual arts intersecting areas of Human Computer Interaction or Information Systems.

The broad aim of the position is to: A) establish a critical framework for interdisciplinary research across one of the artistic practices: crafts/music/visual arts and new digital technologies. B) investigate how new digital technologies can shape the creative context and process, and the generated artwork/outcome. C) generate new knowledge through the production of new creative practice-based research.

Candidates are expected to apply with their own project proposal, which is specified in a research plan that will be appended to the application. We are looking for project proposals that explore the interplay between materiality in crafts/music/visual arts (e.g textiles/wood/metal, instrument, gesture/sound etc.) and emerging digital technologies (e.g including but not limited to Arduino and bio sensors, Digital Fabrication, Internet of Things, AI, Environmental Sensing etc.). Proposals can develop and critically explore new interdisciplinary approaches for practice-based research, experimenting with new methods and theoretical perspectives. We especially welcome, but the call is not limited to, proposals focusing on human and more-than-human perspectives on interactive and participatory art and how the interactive technology/ interfaces can shape the roles of and interactions between the artwork, the artist and the exhibition visitors/spectators/audience. In addition, we welcome proposals which adopt educational research perspectives in the creative processes of working within interactive or participatory art. 

We look forward to receiving your application! 

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