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 NEWS FROM THE DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION - DECEMBER 2002   VERSION FRANÇAISE 

Descriptions of funded projects from organizations in 2002


Creative Room for Art and Computing
(C.R.A.C.) Sweden, 2000.

Following its last call for projects within its two programs for organizations (the Exhibition, Distribution and Performance Program for Organizations and the Program for Organizations from Emerging Regions, both of which have now been suspended), the Foundation selected 19 projects, six from Canada, three from the United Kingdom, two from Columbia, two from the United States, and one from each of the following countries: Brazil, Ghana, Latvia, Peru, the Netherlands and Sweden.

You will find a more detailed description of the funded projects and their participants on our Web site.

Three researchers in residence at the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) in 2003

In response to a call for research proposals in its Program of Grants for Researchers in Residence, the Foundation is happy to announce that three eminent researchers are coming to Montreal. The three are Mona Jimenez (United States), Yvonne Spielmann (Germany) and Ricardo Dal Farra (Argentina). This program is open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists and scientists, including those working in computer science and related fields in the humanities and social sciences. The research must be conducted at the Foundation and focused on its documentation or archive collections. Nevertheless, a research project may include activities outside the CR+D (field work, laboratory activities, a workshop) and draw on resources outside the Foundation. One of the program's aims is to develop knowledge on the impact of new digital technologies on man and society. Hence, grant recipients are invited to publish their research findings on our Web site or place digitized documents on-line after first contexualizing and interpreting them.

The 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Archives

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it has acquired the archives of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering. In 1965, with help from Robert Rauschenberg, Billy Klüver sought out the expertise of engineers at Bell Laboratories research centre (Murray Hills, New Jersey, U.S.) to carry out an interdisciplinary project blending avant-garde theatre, dance and new technologies. The artists John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman each produced an original performance piece. Engineers were paired with the 10 artists to develop the technical components used on stage by the participants (dancers, actors, musicians). 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering was to be presented within the Stockholm Festival of Art and Technology in 1966. When the festival's American program was cancelled, Billy Klüver moved the performance series to the 69th Regiment Armory in New York, where it ran from October 13 to 23, 1966.

These archives include in particular 35 and 16 mm films, sound recordings, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, technical drawings, and various artifacts used as performance props.

Please take note that in date of december 2002, the foundation has only received part of these archives which include audio-visual documents used in the making of two documentary films on performances by Öyvind Fahlström and Robert Rauschenberg, respectively entitled Kisses Sweeter than Wine and Open Score.

A more detailled description of these archives will be available on our Web site during the course of 2003.

Call for Projects for Individuals - 2003

Last call for the deadline regarding the call for projects for individuals:

January 31st 2003.

CR+D's acquisitions updated

Every month, the Foundation will now publish the bibliographic listing of new acquisitions of books and other documents (CD-ROMs, videos, etc.) that are available for consultation on site at the Foundation's CR+D.

About the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology

The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to evolving human environments. The Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner through data communications.