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

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 Acquisition of Sonia Landy Sheridan archives

The Daniel Langlois Foundation is pleased to announce that it has acquired the personal archives of Sonia Landy Sheridan. This fonds constitutes a major addition to the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) collection.

Artist Sonia Landy Sheridan (born 1925) is one of the few women to have worked in technological arts in the 1960s and 1970s. During the '60s, she founded Generative Systems, a program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The program's goal was to bring art and industry closer together. She also participated in many important exhibitions, including Software, at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1971, and Electra, presented in 1983 at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Her works can be found in the collections of many museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Canada .

The Sonia Landy Sheridan archives are currently being processed and will progressively be made available to researchers during 2005. [More...]

 Documentary File on Ondulation by Thomas McIntosh

Presented as a "temporal sculpture," Ondulation (2002) is a composition for water, sound and light created by Thomas McIntosh in collaboration with Emmanuel Madan and Mikko Hynnimen. They continued with Ondulation the exploration launched in finale, the final work in the Silophone project, pursuing their interest in synesthesia, where a visual sensation is experienced through its analogy with an auditory perception. The work is presented as both an installation and a performance piece. [More...]

 Artist Instrumentation Database

In 2003, Mona Jimenez, a researcher-in-residence at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D), conducted a research project on the cataloguing of instruments, electronic and digital machines, and other prototypes developed by or for artists, and she has established a database containing her findings. Following her residency at the Foundation, she continued her research efforts, notably at the Experimental Television Centre (Owego, New York), with a view to upgrading the database. We are pleased to present the results of her work, which include a research report and a downloadable database.

[To read the research report...]
[To download the database...]

 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 report on the art and technology program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971 by Maurice Tuchman, edited in 1971 by The Viking Press, New York. [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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