As petroleum burns ceaselessly, cutting holes in the atmosphere… As hormones, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals colonize every watery body… As rare-earth mining and e-waste amplify for our cars, computers, and smartphone convenience… And as micro-plastics and PCBs nest in the microscopic cracks of our biology, birthing a new ›toxic progeny‹… This planet glitches, queering our notions of normal and natural.
We live in an alien landscape, one that we no longer know.
This is a call for artists, designers, (bio)hackers, technologists, storytellers, writers, healers and shape-shifters to create new open–source strategies for undoing the trap of this planetary shift. Among these strategies may include kitchen recipes for eating the other, pleasure tutorials, witchcraft and alchemy, collective coping mechanisms, online networks of care, information emancipation, training exercises for becoming-with our mutations, biohacking protocols for freeing toxic substances from their molecular mystique, and digital tools for radical interconnectedness.
For each call, the curator selects four project proposals, whose creators are rewarded with a four-week residency and 750 USD. All selected web residents are nominated for the production prize HASH by Solitude & ZKM which will be awarded in 2019.