The Hacktory is excited to announce it has selected 4 Fellowships and 6 Philadelphia-based Artists-In-Residence for our inaugural Unknown Territory Fellowship and Artist-In-Residency programs. Both programs offer the selected artists the opportunity to learn and explore at the edges of technology and art, literally in unchartered territory, to create new experiences and new possibilities with code, software, hardware and other forms of technology and creative expression. Unknown Territory is supported by a grant from the Knight Arts Foundation as well as from the public through a fall 2013 kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The Unknown Territory Fellowship allows Fellows the opportunity to focus on a specific project or avenue to explore in their work during a period of 2-4 weeks making use of the resources and knowledge base at The Hacktory. In addition to working on a specific project, fellows will teach a workshop and lead a program about their work.
Our 2014 Fellows are:
- Jenna Frye, from Baltimore, MD.
- Thiago Hersan of Oakland, CA.
- Robert Spahr of Carbondale, Il.
- Bevan Weissman & Dan Sternof Beyer, a collaborative duo from Philadelphia and Boston, MA.
The Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residency is an extended 6-month residency for Philadelphia-based emerging and established artists with an art, music or performance practice but little or no new media, programming and technology experience that want to transform their current practice by exploring what’s possible with new technologies. Residents will receive customized training in software, hardware and other materials, mentorship from fellows and others in The Hacktory’s community, and will work on their own projects, culminating in a group exhibition of all residents’ work.
Our 2014 artist-in-residents are:
We’re excited for our new fellows and artist-in-residents, their explorations and projects. We’ll be posting updates on their work in the months to come. Thank you to everyone who applied to our first call for Unknown Territory, and to everyone that supported this new residency program.