Gluon is an organisation that realizes projects on the crossing borders of visual art, research and industry. For the realisation of its programme Gluon is supported by an extensive network of national and international research institutes, museums, public authorities, businesses and artists. Five partners are currently involved in its operation ab initio: the Research Institute iMinds, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, iMAL, BOZAR and ZEBRASTRAAT.

Gluon is a ‘workshop of the future’ that supports multidisciplinary initiatives, in which artists play an important role. By connecting artists, researchers and entrepreneurs, innovative ideas arise that an individual could not think of on his own. This results in artistic, educational and social innovative projects which will lead in the future to a sustainable, more beautiful and prosperous society.

Gluon supports initiatives of companies, artists, designers and researchers based on interdisciplinary collaboration. Gluon is also looking for new projects from public authorities, companies or cultural institutions, and finances these collaboration projects. Gluon offers infrastructure, expertise, production materials and shows the results of the completed projects in prestigious cultural institutions.


An interesting call is now open: OPEN CALL – RESIDENCY @ BRAIN&EMOTION LAB (NL)

Gluon invites artists to submit proposals for the development and production of new work in collaboration with the Brain and Emotion Laboratory, a research group that is part of the department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Maastricht (NL).  

Gluon offers a two-month residency at the Brain and Emotion Laboratory lead by Prof. Beatrice De Gelder. The goal of the residency is to create a new artwork which integrates and/or reflects upon the innovative technological and scientific developments researched by the Brain and Emotion Laboratory.

Therefore we invite you – artists – to develop, in collaboration with the researchers from the Brain and Emotion Laboratory, a prototype for a new artwork. The group investigates emotion and cognition in humans. Their projects include investigations of emotion and cognition in neurologically intact participants, but also in patients with focal brain lesions, and prosopagnosia, neuropsychiatric populations such as people with schizophrenia, autism and Williams syndrome. They use behavioral methods, electrophysiology, EMG, as well as functional imaging.

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DEADLINE: 18 December 2016 (11.00 GMT)


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