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>Jan van Eyck Academie
>Post-academic Institute for Research and Production
>Fine Art, Design, Theory
>Call for applications
>Deadline: 15 April 2006
>Artists, designers and theoreticians are invited to submit research and 
>production proposals to become a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie. 
>Candidates can either apply with a topic of their own or for a project 
>formulated by the institute itself. In order to realise these projects, 
>the Jan van Eyck offers the necessary made-to-measure artistic, technical 
>and auxiliary preconditions.
>The Jan van Eyck Academie is an institute for research and production in 
>the fields of fine art, design and theory. Every year, 48 international 
>researchers realise their individual or collective projects in the 
>artistic and challenging environment that is the Jan van Eyck. The 
>institute is not led by predetermined leitmotivs. Artists, designers and 
>theoreticians can submit independently formulated proposals for research 
>and/or production in the Fine Art, Design and Theory department or 
>candidates can apply for collective research projects formulated by the 
>Jan van Eyck (see below). The miscellaneous nature of these research 
>projects and productions makes the Jan van Eyck into a multi-disciplinary 
>institute. This also shows in the programme of the institute. Researchers, 
>departments and the institute organise various weekly activities, to which 
>special speakers are invited: lectures, seminars, workshops, screenings, 
>exhibitions, discussions,… External interested parties are welcome to 
>attend these activities. The result is a dynamic and critical exchange 
>between the different agents from within and outside of the Jan van Eyck.
>Researchers are advised by a team of artists, designers and theoreticians 
>who have won their spurs globally. They receive their own studio and a 
>stipend. Furthermore, researchers can make use of all kinds of facilities 
>which support their projects from first concept to public presentation: 
>the library, the documentation centre, various workshops (wood and other 
>materials; graphic techniques; photography; digital text and image 
>processing and editing; time-based media) and the production bureau 
>(assistance with print work, editing and all other productions, pr and 
>Candidates can apply for a department or a collective research project as 
>listed below. The one- or two-year research period at a department starts 
>in January 2007. The start and duration of research periods of collective 
>projects differ.
>More information about the application procedure can be found at 
>For practical questions concerning the application procedure or to request 
>an information brochure, please contact Leon Westenberg 
>(leon.westenberg at janvaneyck.nl).
>For content-related questions on the Jan van Eyck Academie in general, its 
>departments or on the collective research projects, please contact Kim 
>Thehu (kim.thehu at janvaneyck.nl).
>Fine Art department
>The Fine Art department encourages both personal and discursive exchange 
>amongst its researchers in order to establish a context of 
>practice-oriented discussion; a context that considers issue-orientation 
>alongside other artistic approaches, as well as being driven by 
>processing, producing, organizing and going public.
>Advising researchers: Orla Barry, Aglaia Konrad, John Murphy, Hinrich Sachs
>More information: 
>Design department
>The Design department focuses on design as research, design as discourse, 
>design as publishing. It initiates and supports research projects in the 
>areas of cultural and corporate identity, mapping, print and new media 
>publishing, urban and regional identity, and book design. Coming from a 
>focus on graphic and communication design, the department is widening its 
>scope to include spatial, product and service design.
>Advising researchers: Wim Cuyvers, Will Holder, Jouke Kleerebezem, Filiep 
>Tacq, Daniël van der Velden
>More information: 
>Theory department
>The Theory department offers a stimulating environment for critical 
>inquiry and intense debate to explore alternative ways of shaping 
>intellectual horizons. The department welcomes researchers who pursue 
>their artistic and/or intellectual vision anywhere on the interface of 
>critical theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and psychoanalysis with the 
>visual arts.
>Advising researchers: Norman Bryson, Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler, 
>Stephan Geene, Hanneke Grootenboer, Marc De Kesel
>More information: 
>Collective research projects
>Traces of autism. Wander-research in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine
>This research project concerns the making of an inventory of public space 
>in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, based on journeys made through the area and 
>following a number of strict parameters. During the research the inner 
>borders of the Euregio will function as a reference line and a kind of 
>reading axis. Gypsies, refugees, migrants, drug addicts can possibly 
>function as indicators, although other indicators may come to the fore in 
>the Euregio. The emphasis will be on maps: on the one hand, existing maps 
>will be collected, on the other, new maps will be developed. During the 
>entire research period, the French pedagogue Fernand Deligny (1913-1996) 
>will be considered a supporter, someone who walks in the footsteps of the 
>researchers, as he did for thirty years: following autistic patients, 
>without intervention, only registering, not even wanting to ‘learn’ anything.
>Advising researcher: Wim Cuyvers
>More information: www.janvaneyck.nl/tracesofautism
>Logo Parc. Challenging the aesthetics of economy
>Logo Parc is a design research project for public space. Its main focus of 
>interest is the Zuidas (South Axis) in Amsterdam; a prestigious area of 
>high-rise office blocks, residential and cultural facilities on both sides 
>of the A10 motorway. The Zuidas is considered a new typology of city, 
>dedicated to the symbolic representation of economy, information, 
>knowledge and mobility. Logo Parc is driven by a critical interest in the 
>representation of power and economy; both to deconstruct it, and to create 
>it. As a machine for comments, ideas and visions for the Zuidas, the 
>project aims to fuel discussion as well as trigger actual design issues, 
>operating freely in an area in between architectural, spatial and 
>communication design.
>Logo Parc is a joint project of Jan van Eyck Academie, Lectoraat Kunst en 
>Publieke Ruimte, Gerrit Rietveld Academy / Amsterdam University, and 
>Premsela Dutch Design Foundation.
>Advising researcher: Daniël van der Velden
>More information: www.janvaneyck.nl/~logoparc
>The tomorrow book
>The research project The tomorrow book intends to query the future of the 
>book from a multi-disciplinary standpoint. In doing so, the following 
>aspects will be treated: editing, typography, book design, publishing and 
>distribution. Convinced of the fact that the book will never cease to 
>exist, The tomorrow book focuses on the specific qualities of the book as 
>a medium. The umbrella theme of the project The tomorrow book is 
>navigation to, within and beyond the book.
>The tomorrow book is a joint research project of the Jan van Eyck Academie 
>and the Charles Nypels Foundation.
>Advising researchers: Will Holder, Filiep Tacq
>More information: www.charlesnypels.nl/tomorrow.html
>The research project and on-line publication platform UbiScribe researches 
>into the explosive development of many forms of multi-medial and 
>multi-disciplinary chronicles such as weblogs, blogs, vlogs and photologs. 
>It focuses on new modes of authoring and of on-line and off-line 
>publishing, in which networked information and communication support the 
>conception, production and distribution of original publishing formats in 
>whatever media. Apart from stimulating research on personal(ised) 
>publishing (hardware, software and content), UbiScribe investigates 
>so-called ‘content management systems’ and how they are applied in 
>artistic production.
>Advising researcher: Jouke Kleerebezem
>More information: www.ubiscribe.net
>The pensive image
>The pensive image is a research project on thinking images. This project 
>studies the extent to which images (painting, photography, cinema etc.) 
>are able to philosophize on the status of their own representation, and on 
>the nature of vision. The project is based on the hypothesis that 
>monocular models of vision such as perspective and the camera have shaped 
>our binocular perception of the world. Following Hubert Damisch, W.J.T. 
>Mitchell, among others, The pensive image aims at formulating a theory as 
>to how images ‘think’ about vision through a study of images that ‘look 
>back’ at us, viewers.
>Advising researcher: Hanneke Grootenboer
>More information: www.janvaneyck.nl/thepensiveimage
>Circle for Lacanian ideology Critique
>The Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique (CLiC) gathers 
>researchers who are interested in Lacanian theory and consider it an open 
>set of tools that enable researchers to critically consider contemporary 
>(post-)modern culture. CLiC intends to activate the psychoanalytical – and 
>especially Lacanian – background of many current philosophers and critics, 
>such as Agamben, Badiou, Jameson, Laclau, Mouffe, Negri, Derrida, Nancy, 
>Rancière, Žižek and Zupancic. Insight into the Lacanian background of 
>these theories is indispensable to discover the very core of their 
>critical potentialities, which is why a confrontation with and a reading 
>of the Lacanian text is one of CLiC’s main objectives.
>Advising researcher: Marc De Kesel
>More information: www.janvaneyck.nl/~clic
>Citygraphy. 19th century and 21st century topographic photography in 
>Citygraphy examines the role of 19th century photography in the 
>consciousness and perception of the European city as a historic focal 
>point – a fulcrum subject to the powers of modernization. Contrasts 
>between urban centres and expanding suburbs, between handicraft and 
>industrial production, between transport by water and over land, between 
>conservation and redevelopment, between restoration as both a form of 
>protection and of rebuilding, between the interests of residents and those 
>of visitors all determine the overall politics of life. What role did the 
>visual image play in all of this, and in particular, what was the role of 
>The research project Citygraphy is a commission for a 
>photographer/researcher. The commission concerns the development of a 
>personal photographic vision of 21st century Maastricht, taking the 19th 
>century city images of Maastricht as a starting point.
>Citygraphy is a joint project of the Jan van Eyck Academie and Hogeschool 
>St. Lukas Brussel and is subsidized by Stichting Werner Mantz.
>Artistic coordinator: Dirk Lauwaert
>More information: www.janvaneyck.nl/citygraphy
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