Artistic Research Grant Fundació Banc Sabadell - Hangar

The Banc Sabadell Foundation - Hangar’s artistic research grant is addressed to predoctoral researchers who are affiliated to a Spanish university and are in the process of writing their dissertation. The programme considers candidates that are carrying out an artistic research project which requires the development of a prototype, or a phase of formalisation and production. This is done during a four month residency in Hangar.

The main objectives of the programme are, on one hand, to support predoctoral researchers with the development of their research projects and their experimental work and, on the other hand, to make visible and provide to new researchers Hangar's network of collaborators and partners including universities and research centres.


Projects by Program

The research explores methodological possibilities in the field of cultural and creative production as well as in militant research, based on the contamination of disciplines and practices. The project aims to "systematize" (the word is uncomfortable and imprecise) methodologies, procedures and scripts that do not have legitimacy or recognition and are not part of the traditional sciences (hard or social).

OMS is a project that aims to study the relationships that occur between artistic and design research methodologies, the construction practices of "electronic and digital craftsmanship" and technological innovation processes. To do this, the project looks for case studies (Hangar is one of them) to develop an ethnographic fieldwork during which it is possible to study a specific community and the artifacts that this community produces.

The project studies artists who build and create musical instruments and share:

This research proposes an account that moves from the scientific laboratory to the "new" laboratories, from the scientific experiments to the collective experimentation, and from the forms of documentation proper to scientific experimental culture to the forms of registration of experimentation in art and design. It aims to think about how to attend practices between art and design that happen in "laboratories" that exist outside scientific disciplines and academic regulations.

This research project develops a methodology for an aesthetic exploration (or perceptual) of the sonorous spaces generated by algorithmic composing systems. It seeks that the rules generated by the system might be interpreted. This can be used during the live writing, alteration and execution of the algorythms.