The call for 2020 and 2021 is closed.
The next call for 2022 is expected to take place in autumn 2021.

Online Premiere of Seeing I: The Other (Mark Farid)
  • Seeing I by artist Mark Farid. Photography by Milla Lewis
  • Seeing I by artist Mark Farid. Photography by Sophie le Roux.
  • Seeing I by artist Mark Farid. Photography by Sophie le Roux.

On 4th December 2020, from the moment Ibrahima wakes up, to the moment Ibrahima goes to sleep, his 360 degree, first person point of view life will be shown online. VR compatible. The Other life shown for the first time on Friday, 4.12. 11:45 - 18:45 CET here: and

Seeing I: The Other (2020) is part of the project Seeing I (2021), where artist Mark Farid for 24-hours a day, for 14-days, will wear a virtual reality headset, experiencing life through the eyes and ears of one person; hearing only what they hear and seeing only what they see for two weeks. Seeing I: The Other explores the movement of people in 2020; how different cultures, societies, and languages affects one’s sense of self, and – especially during the coronavirus pandemic – the ability to share in one’s experience and world, only through digital technologies. It shows different people’s lives from around the world streamed online, in a first-person point of view, 360-degree field of view, 24-continuous-hour recording. Exploring how people respond to continuous and constant self-surveillance, whilst also testing bespoke technologies in real-life circumstances.

The EMARE residency has allowed Farid to trial the use of the bespoke recorder internationally for the first time, allowing Farid to further understand the ways in which the personal characteristics, varying cultures and the location of the participants will help determine the final selection of the Other for Seeing I (2021). Farid asks the participants to simply wear the recorder and live their life as they otherwise normally would.

Starting on 4th December 2020, the first life shown on will be that of Ibrahima (36), an asylum seeker from West Africa. In 2003, Ibrahima moved to the north east of England to avoid war, where he was granted indefinite right to remain by the UK government. In 2008 he had his indefinite right to remain status revoked. In 2015, Ibrahima had his indefinite right to remain re-instated by the Home Office; however, he was not given back his passport or national insurance number. For the last 12 years, Ibrahima has been unable to work, leave the UK, or see his children.

The next life shown on will be on 14th January 2021.

Professionalization of emerging artists
  • © Antre Peaux

Friday, 27 nov from 9:30am to 5pm there will be an online workshop for professionalization of emerging artists. The workshop is a co-organization of Antre Peaux and ENSA, linked to the EMAP network, in collaboration with and Art::LABO.

Former inscription is needed, workshop is limited to 50 participants.

Creatures in a Series of Tubes @ Onassis Stegi
  • aqua_forensic © Robertina Šebjanič, Gjino Šutić
  • FANGO © Martin Nadal
  • The Hidden Life of an Amazon User © Joana Moll
  • The Eye of the Other © Tizian Derme, Daniela Mitterberger
  • Beyond Human Perception © María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde

Is there any reality beyond the digital world? Is there any digital world out there and beyond us? Do we need the machines, or do they live, grow and reproduce themselves out there and beyond us? Which is the chain reaction being triggered by our every single online reaction? What are the limits of human existence in the digital world? The Onassis Stegi virtual exhibition, Creatures in a Series of Tubes, will try to answer these questions through a series of artworks that were created as part of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP).

Participating Artists:
Beyond Human Perception by María Castellanos (ES) & Alberto Valverde (ES)
FANGO by Martin Nadal (ES)
The Eye of the Other by Tizian Derme (AT), Daniela Mitterberger (AT)
The Hidden Life of an Amazon User by Joana Moll (ES)
aqua_forensic by Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Gjino Šutić (HR)


It is at the end of 2020, a strange year to say the least, calling for a reconfiguration of everything, that the Rencontres Mondes Multiples (Multiple Worlds Encounters) come to succeed the Rencontres Bandits-Mages, a video creation festival born in 1991. Reconfiguring, rethinking, resetting are not means of erasing, but as ways of taking a new look at the past in order to imagine and shape a future. To work on archives, pieces being around, disparate fragments, buried or camouflaged knowledges, to imagine one's future. Thinking also with illness, wounds, traumas, considering them not as broken pieces to be filled in, but as a passage, a transformation with which one must know how to build. To see and hear a Multiple World or Multiple Worlds is to enter a vortex made of complexities that we want to dissect and play with irresistibly, as apprentice sorcerers or apprentice scientists, as artists modelling a dream world, an extension of a rich heritage and various discoveries that have crossed a thousand and one times, without necessarily meeting each other well.

Participating EMAP artists:

Maria Castellanos & Alberto Velverde
Silvio Vujičic
Daniela Mitterberger & Tiziano Derme
Kat Austen
Marco Barotti
Margherita Pevere

When the butterflies of the soul flutter their wings
  • © LABoral

Three EMAP/EMARE artists are participating at LABoral exhibition When the butterflies of the soul flutter their wings, the opening of which is on Friday, Nov 27 at 7:00 p.m.

When the butterflies of the soul flutter their wings explores what potential can be found in art works that use neurotechnology, robotics or artificial intelligence. What can be evoked by art in relation to changing perceptions surrounding our understanding of the brain and the mind? What does art contribute to perception, thought, the emotions and multiple human and artificial intelligences? Through art, this exhibition aims to explore some of the expectations and questions raised by neuroscience and artificial intelligence. These fields are currently two of the world’s foremost research areas.

Curator: Karin Ohlenschläger
Artists: Guy Ben-Ary, Clara Boj & Diego Díaz, Daniel Canogar, María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde (EMARE 2020), Ursula Damm , Marco Donnarumma, Justine Emard, Emanuel Gollob, Mario Klingemann, Lancel/Maat (EMARE 2018), Laramascoto, Lisa Park, Miguel Ángel Rego Robles, and Birk Schmithüsen (EMARE 2019).


Online premiere of Stranger to the Trees (Kat Austen)
  • Stranger to the trees © Kat Austen

Stranger to the Trees is a new media project exploring the complementary coexistence of microplastics and trees as carbon sinks. How do trees and microplastics coexist in forests, capturing carbon in the time of the climate crisis?

Stranger to the Trees’ two channels of video orient around a musical composition combining traditional instruments, hacked instruments and field recordings. One video, an analogue silhouette animation mixed with live-action video, explores the macro perspective of this coexistence. The other, incorporating results from a scientific experiment into the effect of microplastics on birch trees, explores the micro perspective. Together, they query the response of forest ecosystems to the ubiquitous and irrevocable dispersal of microplastics around the Earth.

Through a co-operation with innovative online gallery curated by Kelli Gedvil and Kristen Rästas, the release of Stranger to the Trees is reconfigured, hybridised like the trees themselves, to allow the meaning and affordance of the two channels of video to be conveyed through online media fit for pandemic times.

Online premiere: Nov 21, 2020 / Sat / 4 PM
Online presentation: Nov 21–Dec 6, 2020

More info here:

Margherita Pevere @ Outré: Encounters with non/living things
  • © Margherita Pevere

Margherita Pevere will participate with Wombs (realised during EMARE grant 2019) in the exhibition Outré: Encounters with non/living things. The exhibition features works from invited projects which were created fully or in part at the Biofilia Lab of Aalto University launched in 2012.
Outré: Encounters with non/living things will be on view at V1 & V2 galleries in Väre from 19.11 till 07.12 and will be online at
Participating artists and researchers:
Aamo artscience group (Bartaku, Janne Halme, Paulo Pinho, Merja Penttilä, Pyry Mäkinen); Antti Tenetz;  Christina Stadlbauer; Noora Sandgren; Margherita Pevere; and Refashioning the Renaissance Team (Paula Hohti, Piia Lempiäinen, Sophie Pitman, Michele Robinson, Anne-Kristine Sinvald Larsen, Timothy McCall).
Collaborators & Contributors:
Assoc. Prof. Helena Sederholm; Laboratory Master James Evans; Assoc. Prof. Laura Beloff; and Biofilia Laboratory Manager Marika Hellman.
The exhibition is curated by Bilge Hasdemir and co-produced by Sharing & Co-Creating Transdisciplinary Artworks (SCTA), a University-Wide initiative responsible for exhibitions, transdisciplinary artworks, collections and public art at Aalto University. Graphic design by Emery L Norton.
For more information please see:

CATivism @ Impakt TV / Impakt Festival
  • CATivism © Wouter Moraal

Wouter Moraal interview on CATivism at Impakt TV / Impakt Festival Friday 30 October 2020


Clusterduck @ Impakt Festival 2020
  • © Clusterduck

Clusterduck will talk about its EMARE work #Meme Manifesto at the Impakt Festival 2020 ZERO FOOTPRINT at Oct 30 2020 13:45–14:20 CET online:

The Hidden Life of an Amazon User @ Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm
  • Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm
  • The Hidden Life of an Amazon User © Joana Moll

Joana Moll's The Hidden Life of an Amazon User is going to be part of the exhibition Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm at Tabakalera, San Sebastian.

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The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!