Join us for a half-day seminar with talks from shortlisted artists and panel discussions featuring artists, curators and industry experts.
Full Seminar Programme:
2pm Introduction and Welcome
2.05 - 2.15pm Artist Talk 1: Rachel Ara (2016 Lumen Prize artist)
2:20 – 3pm
Virtual Reality in Contemporary Art. Chaired by Michael Takeo Magruder, winner of the 2015 Immersive Environment Award, artists embracing this technology and industry experts explore the potential of virtual reality as a medium.
Speakers include: Matteo Zamagni (2016 Lumen Prize artist), Tom Szirtes (2016 Lumen Prize Longlist artist and Founder of Mbryonic), Iain Nicholls (2016 Lumen Prize Longlist artist) and Nick Lambert (Head of Research at Ravensbourne and Lumen Director)
3.05 – 3.15pm Artist Talk 2: boredomresearch (2016 Lumen Prize artist)
3.20- 3.30pm Artist Talk 3: Carla Chan (2016 Lumen Prize artist)
3.35 – 4.15pm
Collecting & Curating in the Digital Age. Chaired by Rachel Falconer (Goldsmiths Digital, Independent curator & writer), this panel will explore the challenges and opportunities digital art poses to collecting and curatorial practices.
Speakers include: Mila Askarova (Director of Gazelli Art House), Carla Gannis (2016 Lumen Prize artist and Professor of Digital Arts at the Pratt Institute, NY), Poppy Simpson (Head of Content & Curation at Meural) and Ed Bateman (2016 Lumen Prize Artist and Professor at the University of Utah).
4.20– 4.30pm Artist Talk 4: Jon McCormack (2016 Lumen Prize artist)
4.35 – 4.45pm Artist Talk 5: Stefan Reiss (2016 Lumen Prize artist)
Digital Art in the Public Sphere. As projectors, screens and ephemeral art has moved into our points of access, this panel will examine how the nature of public art is changing. This panel will be chaired by Foteini Aravani, Digital Curator at the Museum of London.
Speakers include: Sean Clark (2016 Lumen Prize artist and researcher), Phil Dawson (Allied London and Leeds Dock, digital art commissioner & placemaker), Rachel Falconer (Goldsmiths Digital, Independent curator & writer) and Sylvia Grace Borda (2016 Lumen Prize Artist and Research Associate at the University of Stirling).