Blue Boy awarded with German Short Film Award 2019
  • Blue Boy © Manuel Abramovic

Congratulations! Manuel Abramovic, EMARE stipend 2016 @ Werkleitz, has won the German Short Film Award (Best Documentary) with Blue Boy.
Blue Boy
portraits seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.

EMAP Fellow Joana Moll at Disruption Network Lab

EMAP Fellow Joana Moll will talk about her new work The Hidden Life of an Amazon User, created at her IMPAKT residency, at the upcoming Disruption Network Lab with the theme Activation.

Network Effects

On November 17 in the afternoon there will be opening of Network Effects, an international exhibition confronting the political, ecological and psychological effects of today's online world. The exhibited projects investigate the online landscape of propaganda, profiling and cyberwars, and make visible the algorithmic manipulation of our experience and environment.

Combining tools of research, activism and technology, the artists of Network Effects expose and disrupt the dystopic logics of the online environment. While doing so, they also encourage us to confront its mechanisms by opening up new pathways for agency and citizenship.

The exhibition venue is Oodi, Helsinki's award-winning new central library. With its nearly 10.000 daily visitors and popular citizens' co-working spaces, Oodi is a perfect place to discuss the future of online public spaces.

The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!