Residenz

The Katana Residency shall give artists – independent from genres – the possibility to live and work in Nürnberg for a while and to focus their perceptions on an artistic work which will be exhibited at the end of the residency.

The residency addresses artists who deal with site specificity.

Aim of the Residency is to enrich the cultural landscape of the Nürnberg region with international artistic positions.

next artist in residence:

25.3.2013 – 26.6.2013   Ingrid Lorena Espitia Torres  (Colombia)

Die Katana Residenz will international und Genre-unabhängig Künstlern die Möglichkeit geben für einen Zeit in Nürnberg zu leben und zu arbeiten und ihre Wahrnehmungen  in ein künstlerisches Werk zu fassen. Dieses wird am Ende der Residenz Periode der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.

Die Residenz richtet sich vorwiegend an Künstler die Orts-spezifisch arbeiten.

Ziel, der Katana Residenz ist es die Kulturlandschaft der Metropolregion Nürnberg  durch internationale künstlerische Positionen zu bereichern.

Im August 2012 beherbergte die Katana-Residenz ihre ersten internationalen Gäste!

First international guests for a short-term residency:

William „Bilwa“ Costa und Emily Sweeney aus den USA befanden sich 2012 mit dem Projektworkshop „Resonance“ ihres Labels perpetual mvmt<>snd und als Teil des „Movement & Sound Netzwerkes“ INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS auf Europatournee [ ICC  auf Facebook ]. Im August legten die beiden auf ihrer Reise von Wien nach Berlin eine 4-6 tägigen Zwischenstopp in Nürnberg ein, um an der Ausstellung << LOGISTIKZENTRUM >> von Postwurf.org in der KREIS Galerie Nürnberg teilzunehmen.

Bilwa at Quiet Cue, Berlin, March 2012
William Bilwa Costa is a sound artist, electro-acoustic musician, composer and improviser. He has worked with movement artist Emily Sweeney as perpetual movement sound since 2006. He currently works internationally; generating research, lab, and performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary explorations. Collaboration with other musicians, dancers, and artists and use of improvisation are central to his practice.Bilwa works in both the performing and visual arts contexts. His electro-acoustic music and sound art often involve live feed, field recordings, sine tones, samples from previous improvisations and projects, and audio frequency feedback—sonic relics through which he pulls elements of specific spaces, times, and interactions into his work. He is interested in sensory perception and subjectivity, and his work documents those acts of decipherment. He often uses multiple speakers placed throughout a space, generating a moving, sensory environment rich in ambient and spatial sound.

 Bilwa has been artist-in-residence at Laboratorio Sensorial (Guadalajara, MX), STEIM (Amsterdam), Gallery Titanik (Turku, Finland), PRISMA Forum (Oaxaca/Mexico City), Community Education Center, NEXUS/foundation for today’s art, and the Mascher Space Cooperative (Philadelphia). He has performed and led workshops in N.America, Europe and Australia including: New York, Philadelphia, Mexico, Berlin, Turku, Helsinki, Melbourne, Vienna, Tallinn, Tartu, Sonderborg, and St.Erme. In Philadelphia he has played as part of Ensemble N_JP at the International House and presented his own work at Sought Foundation, <fidget> space, Mascher Space Cooperative, and Temple Gallery. In New York he has performed at The Kitchen. He has been a guest lecturer at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Theatre Academy Helsinki and Marlboro College.