ScreenLab in collaboration with the As Yet Impossible series of public lectures would like to invite you to an evening of artistic presentation and discussion at MediaCityUK. You will meet the ScreenLab 0x02 artists who will present the results of their residency at the 'Octave', the University of Salford's Virtual Reality suite, and its flagship facility at MediaCityUK. The evening includes talks from participating and guest artists, the opening of the ScreenLab exhibition, and a panel discussion to debate ‘favourable conditions for creating art of significance within contemporary digital environments’.
ScreenLab 0x02 involves three internationally-renowned digital media artists working in Salford to further the dialogue and techniques at the arts-technology crossover. By utilising the state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Salford, the artists will prototype new works and ideas, sharing their results and process.
The residency aims to facilitate artists to lead their own research and to develop their practice. Student involvement with the residency will enable them to gain valuable skills and experience.
The three resident artists participating in ScreenLab 0x02 Residency MediaCityUK are:
Kyle McDonald (USA) is a Brooklyn-based artist working with ‘sounds and codes’, exploring translation, contextualisation and similarity. With a background in philosophy and computer science, his works integrate intricate processes and structures with accessible, playful realisations that often have a ‘do-it-yourself’, open-source aesthetic. Kyle is a regular contributor to open-source arts-engineering initiatives such as OpenFrameworks, having developed a number of extensions which provide connectivity to powerful image processing and computer vision libraries. In recent years, Kyle has applied these techniques to problems in 3D scene capture, first using structured light techniques and later with the Microsoft Kinect sensor.
Joanie Lemercier (France) is a visual artist based in Bristol and runs the visual label AntiVJ. The focus of Joanie’s work is the use of projected light in the real world, and its influence on our perception. Joanie uses architectural projections, installations, stage design and audiovisual performances on stage. He has presented his work at electronic music festivals, public outdoor spaces and in galleries across Europe, South America, Canada, the USA and Asia, including The Armoury (New York), New Songdo city (South Korea), Nuit Blanche Bruxelles (Belgium), Breda cathedral (Netherlands) and Onedotzero at the British Film Institute London.
Joel Gethin Lewis (UK) uses art, technology and design to create experiences that take people into the moment to impart lasting memories. Lewis first studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College London before completing an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in 2003. Post-graduation, he worked at Benetton’s communication research centre, Fabrica, in Italy before returning to London as the interaction designer at United Visual Artists – collaborating and touring with Battles, U2 and Massive Attack, and creating installation works Monolith, Volume andHereafter. After discovering OpenFrameworks in 2007, Lewis co-foundedHellicar & Lewis in 2008 with art director and designer Pete Hellicar.
The guest artists and practitioners for the presentation evening are:
Drew Hemment (UK) is an artist, curator and researcher based in Manchester. He is founder and CEO of FutureEverything, the UK’s award-winning digital culture festival and innovation lab; Associate Director of research lab ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University, rated among the top three UK universities for research in art and design; and Deputy Director of knowledge exchange hub CX (The Creative Exchange), which is funded by £4m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Drew was winner of the Lever Prize 2010, shortlisted for Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010, and received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 for the artwork Loca: Set To Discoverable.
Steve Symons (UK) is a sound artist known for an innovative series of sonic augmented reality projects titled 'aura' and as a member of the award winning Owl Project. Steve creates digital systems for his own creative use, which are often released for artists and musicians as free and open-source tools, and is currently extending this process to include commissioning artists to make new content for the systems, thus challenging traditional notions of artist, maker and producer. These activities operate under the guise of muio.org; an art and technology interface consultancy set to facilitate his artistic practice and exploit the technology created in its realisation.
Filip Visnjic (UK) is an architect, lecturer, curator and new media technologist born in Belgrade and now living in London. He specialises in directing web, new media and architectural projects while also contributing to a number of blogs and magazines about art, design and technology. He is an editor-in-chief at CreativeApplications.Net, co-founder and curator at art festival Resonate, director at Working Architecture Group and he lectures at a number of universities in the UK.
ScreenLab Residency is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council of England, the University of Salford and FIRM. ScreenLab Residency MediaCityUK 0x02 is a University of Salford project. Other related initiatives from the University of Salford include Sonic Fusion Festival, Believe, Creative Hive and Secret Gardens Festival. ScreenLab Residency MediaCityUK participates in the Quays programme of events, encouraging interest in cultural activities within the Salford Quays area.
Admission to the ScreenLab 0x02 presentation and As Yet Impossible discussion is free.
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