Artist in residency

OT301 Residency (6 months)

The OT301 is an artist organisation/collective located in the old Film Academy building of Amsterdam, that was squatted in 1999. 

In 2013 the residency program was founded in order with the aim to:
-Use the residency program as a social experiment to gather more external and objective knowledge about the ins and outs of the organization.
-Open up our building even more to an (inter)national network of socially and politically engaged people.
-Develop a continually evolving organic residency module for temporary participation in our collective organisation: development is shaped by the residents.

The OT301 residency space is located on the 2nd floor of the main working building.
The space is modestly equipped for working needs with a kitchen sink and toilet. The total size of the room is 42 m2.

Residency period: 6 months (work only, no accommodation), with at least one presentation in the building - participation in discussions and the program of OT301.
Costs: The rental fee of the studio per month is €410,-
Deadline: You can apply all year long for residencies starting January or July.

Important to note: The building can be noisy sometimes. Our culture kitchen, cinema, concert space and gallery are open to public almost every day.

Application Guidelines and Criteria
OT301 prefers the residency to be mutual beneficial to all involved. Therefore each applicant is asked to explain explicitly why he or she is interested in renting a space in our building. We are looking for people that take their stay seriously and that are ready to integrate and participate in the collective structure of the OT301 association. 

Please include a project plan on how you see yourself integrate and participate in OT301 in your application and send to otresidency(at) before April 1st for July start, and before October 1st for January start.

Former residents

#33 - Lisa Hennig-Olsen

Lisa Hennig-Olsen (b.1990) is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist. Her artworks and performance engagements have been distinct, ranging from dancing with excavators in the Arctic Circle, to perfume making based on DNA-research, to a guerilla-performance protest in Mayfair on International Women’s Day.
Researching the paradoxes and complexities of the female experience, Lisa investigates the juxtaposition of systemic patriarchy and the liberation of women. Her practice seeks to contribute to societal change, targeting learnt societal norms that do not offer equal benefits.

The residency at OT301 and 4Bid Gallery with the project Body of Evidence was successfully completed in January 2022. A free public exhibition, Open Studio / Work in progress showing, will be held at 4Bid Gallery 23rd - 26th of June 2022. A total of four art critiques has been held so far, with the artistic council being made up by Moreen Beentjes, Katarina Skår Lisa, Ester Partegas, Hoor Sherpao and Alice Schoenberg. A fifth  ne will be held again with Ester Partegas this month, February 2022. 4Bid Gallery had a large projector on the back wall which gave me the opportunity to play with digital layering without the use of a green screen. I got to work in depth with moving image, choosing to work with my iPhone for a time-specific aesthetic.

Is sci-fi this generation’s most important genre? The question of importance is not “Can we do it?” but rather “Should we do it?”. I believe ethics and ethical questions are of the utmost importance for our generation. We have the possibility of creating a new world and a new human, in a way that is drastically different from our predecessors. What we see, also from the pandemic, is the rapidity of today’s society. We are connected in a way both physically and digitally on a world scale unlike any other age. Be it information, technology, politics or disease, its virality is unmatched today. As an artist, and especially as a performance artist working with live art, I find the dichotomy of digital and nondigital challenging. Live art cements that the most profound moment is when you are simply present. Yet, artists are now able to explore completely new modes of expression. It is simply too early to draw the line between the two. However, I think art is our most important armour, vital in its position of critically questioning digital, humanoid and Cyborg advances, as to me, art is fuelled by the necessity of understanding our existence.