Launching the Project

We have been preparing simularr for 2 1/2 years now, and we are finally ready to go! In March 2022, the decision board of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), following two peer reviews with excellent rating of our application, gave green light to the funding within its renowned Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK).

The roots of simularr are longer than our project formalisation, including various collaborative projects we have engaged in within the past six years—such as Sublim (Daily Rhythms Collective 2016), Chain Reaction (Daily Rhythms Collective, Rutz 2016), swarming + networking (Castillo, Grossegger, Rutz 2017), Meanderings (Castillo, Hofmüller, Raggam, Rutz 2017–2019), Iterations (2017–2020), or Through Segments (Kang, Pirrò, Pozzi, Rutz 2020), to name only a few. Collaborative practices have been at the heart of many endeavours, including duos and participatory projects, and in the past two years we have worked out and published the draft for the research agenda, for instance with Three Spaces (xCoAx 2021) and Simultaneous Relaying as a Transformative Mode of Artistic Research (SAR Conference 2021).

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