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 NEWS FROM THE DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION - MAY 2003 VERSION FRANÇAISE 
Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach, a new book from the Daniel Langlois Foundation (Montreal) and the Guggenheim Museum (New York)

As part of a research partnership on variable media, the Daniel Langlois Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum have published together a new book in English and French. Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach was published under the supervision of Alain Depocas, the Director of the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation, Jon Ippolito, the associate curator of media arts at the Guggenheim Museum, and Caitlin Jones, a Foundation fellow working in variable media preservation at the Guggenheim. The book contains the proceedings of a conference held at the Guggenheim in New York in the winter of 2001 as well as texts by such authors as Bruce Sterling, Jon Ippolito, John Handhardt, Steve Dietz and Nancy Spector. It presents viewpoints, methods and case studies concerning the preservation of artwork created using non-traditional material, tools and technologies. Among the works explored are Nam June Paik's TV Garden, Meg Webster's Stick Spiral, Ken Jacobs' Bitemporal Vision: The Sea, Felix Gonzalez-Torres' Public Opinion, Grahame Weinbren and Roberta Friedman's The Erl King, and Mark Napier's net.flag.
Finding Aids for the Steina and Woody Vasulka fonds

The Foundation has developed a series of on-line finding aids including a detailed description of the Steina and Woody Vasulka Fonds, descriptions of each series within the fonds, and complete lists of the collection's contents in the form of bibliographic notes. Other finding aids developed from the indexing done in the CR+D database complement the fonds' description. These aids help draw up lists of bibliographic notes on solo shows by Steina and Woody or group events they took part in (exhibitions, conferences, festivals) as well as lists related to works (videos and installations) created since 1970 and to instruments and softwares. These finding aids complement an already existing section, Steina and Woody Vasulka: Instrumental Video, which features a biographical timeline and detailed descriptions of a selection of works by the two artists.
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Honours for anarchive 2: Digital Snow

Launched last October in Montreal, this DVD-ROM showcasing artist Michael Snow's body of work has garnered several prizes. Among them are three Graphika awards given out by the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (overall grand prize for 2003, best DVD-ROM and best book design). The disc also earned honourable mentions at the Creative Review Annual 2002 in London, at the How Interactive Annual in Cincinnati, and from the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). ARLIS's Canadian chapter cited the disc as an exceptional search and reference tool in the field of Canadian art. In addition, the work is included in the major exhibition The Future of Cinema organized by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Technologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany and will travel with the exhibit to the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), the InterCommunication Center (Tokyo, Japan), and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne, Australia).
A June 30 Deadline for the Strategic Grants Program for Organizations

Organizations wishing to submit a proposal within the Foundation's Strategic Grants Program for Organizations must do so by June 30, 2003. This program's aim is to foster the development of organizations so they can better fulfill their mandate and goals. The proposals should demonstrate the strategic nature of the developments planned.
New Acquisitions by the CR+D and Monthly Selection

As we do every month, we're publishing a bibliography of the latest current acquisitions made by the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation.

Our monthly selection is a catalogue published for Lanterna Magika: New Technologies in Czech Art of the 20th Century, Espace Electra, Paris, France, October 26, 2002 to January 19, 2003, organized by Camille Morineau and Vit Havránek as part of the event Bohemia Magica, une saison tchèque en France.


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.