5616 LZ Eindhoven
- Nederlands, Engels
- 2- 8 weken
- Paid by artist
- in consultation
- Application guidelines
Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas and insights by bridging the gaps between disciplines. The lab functions as a collaborative mindset and network, connecting curious individuals and organisations
By placing art and design research at the core of its activities, Baltan explores the implications, promises and pitfalls of our technological society. Baltan translates these ideas into different outputs, including collaborations, events, workshops, storytelling, publications and expos, creating a space for reflection, research and experimentation.
The program at Baltan is divided into three main topics: Homo Economicus considers man primarily as an economic being, satisfying his needs in an efficient, rational and logical manner. Homo Socialis investigates the tension between the individual and the collective. Homo Sensorium explores the blurring borders between the synthetic and organic, the real and the virtual, the human and machine, sense and perception. Besides our three main topics, we have an incubator called Seeds, a place to test and explore ideas for potential new Baltan topics.
By developing a research and residency program, Baltan functions as a space for research, development and co-creation. We allow national and international artists to reflect and experiment on the influence of technology on the artistic, political and social field.