Beyond Matter Residencies

These residencies are conceived within the framework of the long-term project Beyond Matter. Fellows are expected to develop an artistic production or a theoretical concept to consider not only the multivalent applications of the latest representational (VR) systems, but also various ways to expand them.

Beyond Matter Project I


Each location offers residents access to particular resources and opportunities for their stay.
ZKM|Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe: workshops (wood, metal, electrical), a dark projection room, set-up areas for bigger installations, a green screen studio, a sound studio with multi-channel audio projection and a volumetric capturing system available by appointment.

Tallinn Art Hall: institutional support to hold workshops, sessions and/or seminars related to the overall themes of theproject and, in particular, on the challenges of the latest XR-Applications, networking opportunities, research support, support to travel regionally, space for workshops and seminars.

Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art: research and production of artworks engaging with the overall themes of the project and involving public space or interventions in public space related to the city of Tirana, and the use of Extended Reality Technologies.


Artists will live and work in Karlsruhe, Tallinn or Tirana for a period of two months.

By the end of their stay residents are expected to produce a statement presentation.

Who is it for?

Individuals from the EU and Associated countries.


Karlsruhe, Germany
Tallin, Estonia
Tirana, Albania

Duration of stay

2 months

Financing amounts

Each residency is fully funded and includes travel expenses, free accommodation, a stipend and coverage of production cost.

Exact amounts are not mentioned.

Source of funding

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Type of activity


Type of sector

Contemporary art, Virtual media art