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Canada: A new artist-in-residence program pushes innovation for digital art


Published on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
A new artist-in-residence program aims to push the innovation for art in the digital realm. Engineers at Christie Digital are teaming with CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area) and local artists on a groundbreaking project at the Hive in the Communitech Hub, of the Waterloo region, Canada.

With technology as a canvas, the paintbrush replaced by the computer, the digital artist will be able to work inside a state-of-the-art 3D projection theatre. It seems new measures are being taken to merge and connect contemporary art and digital technology.

Christie Digital is a leading digital projection company with 700 employees in the region and is fully funding the program by supplying the necessary technology and supporting the artist with travel costs, rental costs and a living stipend.

What happens when the artistic minds come together with the engineer minds? What will be born?

In September there will be an international call for applications for artists to submit proposals with no framework except the limits of their own imaginations in congruous with Christie’s technology.


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