News from the Daniel Langlois Foundation - February 2005 Html version  Français 

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 Extensive research alliance to study the documentation and conservation of media art

The Daniel Langlois Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) has received a major research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The five-year research program will focus on the complex problem of conserving works of art that feature technological - and notably digital - content. The project will allow the Foundation to form an alliance of Canadian and foreign institutions and researchers, universities, museums, and a number of cultural organizations. [To read the press release...]

 Researchers in Residence 2005

Two researchers have been selected to join the Foundation’s Grants for Researchers in Residence program: Susanne Jaschko and Clarisse Bardiot. [For more information on these researchers and their research proposals...]

Through the Grants for Researchers in Residence program, the Foundation offers researchers an opportunity to work at its Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) and provides them with access to its library collection and archives group. The grants of up to $15,000 cover the researchers’ stipend, transportation and lodging in Montreal for a period of two to four months. Research results are published on the Foundation’s Web site. [For more information on this Foundation program...]

 Documentary File on Sky Ear by Usman Haque

Usman Haque has been awarded the Excellence Prize in the Art category at the 8th Japan Media Arts Festival (2004) for his project Sky Ear, which was supported by the Foundation. The project makes visible the electromagnetic waves that exist throughout the atmosphere. Sky Ear is a “cloud” of helium-filled balloons bundled inside a carbon fibre structure and suspended 60 to 100 metres above the earth for a number of hours. Each balloon contains light emitting diodes (LED) that transform the electromagnetic waves into vivid colours. The project is also a performance, with cell phones inserted into the structure. When spectators call the cloud, they’re not only able to listen to the sounds of the heavens, but this simple activity also serves to alter the electromagnetic environment, setting off changes in the colours and varying their intensity within the balloons. [For more information on the project...]

 New CR+D acquisitions and monthly selection

Each month, we publish a bibliography of the most recent acquisitions made by the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D).

Our monthly selection is a catalogue published for the exhibition Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, November 15, 2003-January 25, 2004. [More...]

 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. []

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