EMARE Residency Program 2015
The European Media Art Network in partnership with the Goethe Institute and oversea partners in Australia and Canada provide residencies 2014 - 2015 in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, France and the Netherlands with support of the European Commission's Culture 2013 Programme.
QUT was one of three Austrlian partners. QUT hosted two european residents - one at The Cube and the second at The Block. Differing in practice area and interest both residency was choosen for the these factors.
Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud collaborative practice is based in the hidden. Be this hidden physical spaces, national or international policy, peoples, and the arising social issues and implications from these hidden sites. Working on improving precarious communication infrastructures in collaboration with activists and asylum seekers Wachter and Jud reveal.
In 2015 they presented Landung in Australien, an exploration of refugee and asylum seeker policies.
"We perceive ourselves to be in a shrinking world of digital communication and borderless travel. However, this is only a reality for the privileged few, those with civil rights and residence permits, while others are excluded and suppressed" Watcher & Jud.
These residencies culminated in a international presentation at the Werkleitz Festival 2015
The project has been funded with support from the European Culture 2013 program of the European Union.
It was a privilege to curate and support the EMARE artists.
Exhibition team: Rachael Parsons & Laura Brinin