AQUITAINE CULTURE is the unique interface between businesses and the cultural sector. Historically based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, its influence is considerably visible at the international level. It was approved ESUS, Enterprise with a proven social value, for the artistic and cultural fields. Its mission is to make new forms of non-technological innovations emerge, based on cross-sectorial cooperation. Aquitaine Culture is developing the BACH project® (Business & Art Creative Hub), Pole of crossed innovation by businesses and art collaborations. At the heart of the now famous Cité Numérique, this Pole will offer more than 1000m² with : - one Living Culture Lab®, place of residence for digital-performing arts - laboratory of cross-innovations and a scene of a socially-shared programming - one FabLab - space for experimentation and transformation, developing innovative technologies practices to everybody - a research center - facilitating new knowledge and social impact In this Pole, we mainly aim to create: - Technological artistic creation (digital performing arts) with artistic residencies - Collaborations between artists and businesses in order to create technological « art-inspired » products and services
AREA-Institute is a non-profit organisation for curating creative design and architecture. It aims, in France, Europe and abroad, at the transdisciplinary teaching and experimentation of emerging practices in architecture, design, fabrication and construction. It also brings support and exposure to curated artists, architects and designers by organising, along the year, exhibitions, symposiums, workshops, masterclasses and residencies. The ressources we bring for the proposal are both for fabrication (we host machines such as 3D printers, ABB Robotic arm IRB1200, 3D screens ..) and exhibition (our gallery space is in central Paris in the very heart of the now called "silicon sentier" as many startups take over the former fabric wholesalers neighborhood). We favor cross-disciplinary work and co-creation as we believe that working between various industries and fields strengthens interaction between sciences and arts.This collaboration is essential to furthering the fields of architecture and design. Our goal is to revive and grow our knowledge base and help practices thrive thereby constructively shaping the future of contemporary societies.
Since 2010, Bipolar has been working with artists who are particularly sensitive to contemporary technological and scientific issues. We produce art pieces, exhibitions and editorial objects. We advise different stakeholders (institutions, art centers, festivals) for art-programming in France and abroad, we engage in large-scale projects within the framework of public or private commissions. Since 2017, Gregory Diguet and Mathieu Argaud, Bipolar founders and joint art-directors, reflect with several artists on the involvement of the agency towards ecology. In a time of obvious environmental emergency and while at the heart of art & science creations, we are convinced that technological progress can no longer be disassociated from environmental issues. In 2019, Bipolar will activate a space in Montpellier dedicated to these themes, in a multidisciplinary dynamic, between artists, researchers, students and private companies.
Conexiones improbables is a Platform that promotes and develops Open and collaborative Innovation projects. It achieves this by implementing a hybrid methodology that combines the needs and challenges of companies or organisations with the creativity and expertise of artists or creators to obtain alternative results. It encourages responsible innovation in terms of impact, sustainability, commitment, deep-rootedness and radicalness (Slow Innovation). In short, to innovate the ways to innovate. The ultimate goal is to encourage exploration processes to innovate and transform organisations through artistically and culturally based experiences. It does this by creating a context of high added value, diversity, openess and creativity that is applied to both companies/organisations and their projects. This manages to implement change and innovation.
Creaa is the entrepreneurial project of two professionals with a humanistic background who have decided to put their know-how to good use, building opportunities for collaboration between art and business. Creaa deals with business services, is a creative on-demand office that channels the innovative potential of the visual arts within the logic of business. The company is specialized in art direction, training, communication, planning and organization of events in the field of art / business. The project Creaative Bump made its first appearance at The XIIIth European Personal Construct Association Conference (July 2016). Creaative Bump is a unique experiment at a global level. The paper written by Erica Costantini and Elena Tammaro (Creaa), exploring the relationship between Personal Constructivist Psychology and the method used during the workshop, was even mentioned by Mary Frances, founder of the ICP International Lab, on her blog (http://www.constructivistconsulting.net/in-conversation/erica-costantini/ ). You can read the paper here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7siAxKu9KLRbWtDWG1tQzlwekE/view
Espronceda Center for Art and Culture
Espronceda – founded 2013 in Barcelona – is an innovative and contemporary art center, exhibition and work space. Espronceda provides a platform and multi-disciplinary environment for artists, curators, and everybody else who believes in the importance of art, culture and education for more creativity and a better World. Espronceda fosters established and aspiring international artists to develop their work and creativity, and to spread their inspiration beyond their physical stay in the space. We provide a studio for artists to develop their work in sculpture, painting, drawing, video and photo. Resident artists also have a free stay in our residency and a budget of €500 to be spent on art material related to their exhibition at Espronceda.
KEA Wearables lab
KEA wearables lab is a lab at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. It is located at the Empire Campus right next to jewellery teaching area. At the lab you can learn about electronics and build your own wearable devices. We have focus on prototyping and we use a lot of modular electronics. We also teach understanding and need of wearables today. Hereyou can combine your imagination and knowledge to create new and unique devices. The Wearables Lab aims to share knowledge about wearable technologies and helps students to produce and implement their ideas. We also aim to become a hub between learning and businesses.
Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova Institute is a place for contemporary investigative art. The mission of the Gallery is to present artistic practices and projects, whose subjects are advanced forms of contemporaneity with emphasis on technologies that have an effect on people's lives. By this, it creates conditions, which enable wider social reflections of predominant civilizational processes. We present artworks, therefore the conditions for reflection are created in an artistic way, that is emotionally and empirically. With a programme which consists of spatial set-ups, live art events and theoretically-reflective lectures, we most often challenge scientific and technological applications, biopolitics and urban phenomena, addressing professional and other interested audiences.
The CENTQUATRE-PARIS is a venue for all, a space for creation, a creator of shows open to all contemporary arts through a programme that is resolutely popular, contemporary and challenging, carried by artists from all over the world. It is a space of collaboration between the artistic, economic and social spheres. It favours the exchange of ideas and cooperation between project holders with various profiles, from the fields of creation, business, teaching or research. This exceptional ecosystem encourages the rise of innovating start-ups. As an exceptional space for experimentation, it connects all forms of art and all types of public. Of an international scale, the CENTQUATRE-PARIS incarnates a new model of artistic institution, sensitive to the most emerging tendencies of contemporary creation and in an open and multi-disciplinary innovation.
Le Gymnase-espace culturel
Le Gymnase-espace culturel is a special exhibition hall, managed by the University of Franche-Comté, which is a place open to the city and accessible in every sense of the word, which wishes to host multidisciplinary exhibitions and ambitious in their purpose, like the knowledge in motion in a university. This place is very conducive to the reception of innovative or experimental projects, carried out by professionals, students or amateurs in an associative framework for example. Our public corresponds to the definition of the general public: schoolchildren, families, retired people, impeded audiences, students of course, cultural professionals as well. This exhibition hall is managed by a service that organize Scientific Culture events, researchers meeting, and particularly the European researchers’ night. Our experience is perfect to accompany Sarah Ritter project, to meet researchers, to work with researchers laboratories and to imagine public meeting.
The brand. All brands have a path and a record in history, as well as an appellation of origin which guarantees its authenticity. Ours began 20 years ago in Barcelona, at a time when, after the launch of our first spray product, the word spread across Europe, and writers and artists from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy began to arrive to fill their car trunks with Montana and bring it back to their countries. From that moment up until now, the Montana Colors brand has expanded to a presence in more than 60 countries in the world and to 15 official points of sale: Montana Shop & Gallery, in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Montpellier, Brussels, Amsterdam, Nottingham, Lisbon, Montreal, Mexico DF, Santiago de Chile, Sidney, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Our capacity for innovation, our daily work, our clear dedication to the artistic community, and our commitment to graffiti and the environment are our main values as a brand and also as a cultural production company, and that is what differentiates us from the rest, and that is also what has been recorded not only in the timeline of history, but also in the collective memory of our involved in the creative scene public and the very international graffiti scene with which we have grown, hand in hand. Supporting public art and graffiti from the beginning. In the early '90s, graffiti, urban and public art was considered, by all of the American and European spray paint companies, to merely be an act of vandalism. It was of no interest to any of the companies, because it wasn't yet considered to be profitable. At that time, the discovery of this passionate cultural revolution was what propelled the founders of Montana Colors to lay the groundwork for the creation of the first spray paint made especially for graffiti and, in that way, fill that hole in the market. With this beginning, the lines to follow were clear: get to know the scene and support it from the very start. Thus, the main goal was set: to produce a specific spray and artistic material to meet the demands of artists and graffiti writers; something with high quality, a wide range of colors and formats and, above all else, a very affordable price. With the passing of the years, our motto remains the same: support art and graffiti and respect each other and the environment. The value of independence. Our actions are what differentiates us from the rest, and one of the defining values of Montana Colors is its independent character. This value, a difficult one to maintain and accept in this globalized world which we inhabit, has been achieved by our dedication to producing a unique and original cultural product.
MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art
Dealing in experimental and technologically inquisitive arts, MoTA serves as a production vehicle for setting up music concerts, audiovisual acts, visual art exhibitions, public interventions, art residencies and an abundance of other artistically charged activities (as of recently it also bestows the TESLA Award). Its program predominantly takes place at various Ljubljana venues, yet also on the web and very frequently around the world. This non-profit cultural organisation was founded in 2007 as a continuation of the CodeEp art collective and enterprise. Besides partaking in various international endeavours, MoTA cooperates with dozens of Slovene organisations, venues and festivals. MoTA is also a production platform for Slovenian and international artists, among which is also artist Baraga, author of the Cyanometer installation. MoTA helps and supports artists through fundraising, technical expertise and extensive experience in working in public spaces as well as in national and international cooperation. The Cyanometer was produced in collaboration with the National Environmental Agency (ARSO - EARS),the private company Energetika - that is the national gas supplier, and the Municipality of Ljubljana - Green Capital 2016. All four partners contributed their knowledge and expertise towards realising the Cyanometer. MoTA is also member of several international networks - ICAS, ECAS, SHAPE, ARTECITYA - within which it co-produces and co-creates art works.
Renewable Futures HeadQuarters
Renewable Futures Headquerters is Oslo based company (Norway), founded on a bases of RIXC’s initiated Renewable Futures network for art and science in North Europe. The Renewable Futures HQ company aims to facilitate the knowledge transfer from artistic practices and academic research into the projects for social and creative entrepreneurship. It plans soon to open showcase space and Hybrid Lab with VR and other high-tech facilities in Oslo. The company collaborates closely with Riga based RIXC and other partner organisations from the Renewable Futures network, and will be responsible about organising traveling conference series on art and science and artistic research (the 1st took place in Riga, 2015, the 2nd - in Eindhoven, 2017, the third - will be in Helsinki, 2018/2019).
The producer will be RIXC, Riga based new media center (Latvia), in collaboration with its new entity – Renewable Futures Headquerters, Oslo based company (Norway). RIXC is long-running and internationally known Riga based center for new media culture, founded in 2000 by artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. RIXC is organizer of annual art, science and technology festivals in Riga, publisher of Acoustic Space, curator of high quality contemporary media art exhibitions, and producer of innovative artworks. RIXC is also founder of Renewable Futures, North-European art-science network. This year RIXC together with Renewable Futures HQ has opened new gallery and showcase space in Riga, and Hybrid Lab with VR and 3D printing facilities, and currently working on opening up a similar space in Oslo. RIXC also has access to academic partners and university labs. Together with newfly founded, network based company Renewable Futures HQ, RIXC confirms its interest in contributing all its resources into facilitating the implementation process of the proposed project.
SCENE 44 - N+N Corsino
Credits: Florent Joliot
In October 2013, n + n Corsino opened SCENE44, a stage for choreographic creation and digital innovation, located in the Pôle Media centre in the Belle de Mai district of Marseillle scene 44 aims to perform three roles as: - a centre for creative work that provides reception facilities for artists and researchers in residence, - a cultural cluster that highlights and develops relations between artistic creation, research and digital innovation, - a testing ground for shared creative experimentation. Its actions, oriented towards a relationship with the living world and close to the idea of applied research, measure the viability and potential of a technology through its artistic treatment. The programme of artists and researchers in residence is the subject of a presentation to target audiences in the form of workshops. The scenographic design of the digital stage and the production studios is based on mobility, the lightness of technological tools and their low energy cost. Portable technical image, sound and computer systems are used for adapting to the hosted projects.
Sineglossa is an Art and Business organization based in Italy. We have created a platform where artists, scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs can meet, at the same lab, to generate social and product innovation as it was done during the Renaissance. In the era of work 4.0, where creativity, flexibility and problem solving are the main soft skills required, artists can play a crucial role in shaping the market and the society expanding their research fields beyond those usually assigned to them in traditional cultural projects. For this reason we carry long-term relationships with enterprises interested in collaborating with artists to develop R&D projects. Once ready, such projects can be presented at the art+b=love(?) festival, the main Italian showcase on art, technology and enterprises, run by Sineglossa itself with a network of 40+ national and international partners.
Society for Arts and Technology
Credits: Society for Arts and Technology
The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a non-profit organization recognized internationally for its active, leading role in immersion, virtual reality and creative use of high-speed networks. Alongside with being a artistic producer and distributor, it is a centre for research, creative work and education that transforms ambitions, ideas and innovations into achievements. Within its 4 400m2 premises one can find the Satosphere, a permanent modular dome, dedicated to 360° immersive experiences. With a diameter of 18 meters and height of 13 meters, filled with 157 speakers, this unique equipment complements the studios and workshops housed inside the SAT. The SAT offers an annual international Symposium on Immersive eXperience (IX). The 5th edition will take place from May 28 to June 2, 2018. The artist-in-residence program at the SAT is open to creators-researchers interested in developing their project at the SAT. Selected artists are co-creating a group of experts (including R&D teams) in the fields of immersive, virtual and interactive environments, broadband networking, and experiential design. The SAT's catalog includes nearly 125 fulldome immersive works distributed around the world.
Stereolux is a culture and art project organised around five themes: Musics, Digital Arts and Cultures, Learning & Doing and For Children, and the Art & Technology Lab. Its aim is to stage, to promote and to support the art forms of today and tomorrow. Its Art & Technology Lab especially focuses on building new bridges between digital arts, research facilities and industry. As a producer, Stereolux could offer an access to its technical infrastructures, including various multimedia and live equipment, a technical help on various aspects of the artist's project, an help on the project management, and connections with local expertise.
The Streaming Museum produces and presents exhibitions and programs of art, innovation and world affairs. Since 2008 they have reached millions on 7 continents in public spaces, at cultural and commercial centers. streamingmuseum.org. Claire Jervert's Android Portraits were included in our most recent event, co-produced with the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and coinciding with Creative Tech Week NYC. A View From The Cloud is a multi-year globally touring project that was will bring together innovators from across fields and the general public to examine the role of art and technology. Presenters included MIT Neuroscientist Dr. Emile Bruneau; Astronaut, Nicole Stott; humanoid robot Bina 48 and Bruce Duncan Terasem Foundation Managing Director; Kristin Gutekunst, Executive Producer UN Virtual Reality, New Media & Immersive Content; Visual artists: Shahzia Sikander, AES+F, Eduardo Kac, Michael Najjar, Maurice Benayoun, Federico Solmi, Claire Jervert, and Massimiliano Fusari.
Waag Society is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation. Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning. Waag Society gathers a sixty-strong team of interdisciplinary thinkers and makers as a super node for co-creation. In dealing with emergent technology, team incorporates high profile art & science activities, artistic research, creative research on specific challenges, public research with active citizens and politically engaged activities on local and European scale.
Credits: Co-commission FACT, Stereolux et Salford University, with the support of CEA Irfu - Paris Saclay, Arcadi and DICRéAM
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaswierinck www.whitecircle.xyz As founder and director of former Cimatics organisation and recently White Circle Art Office, Nicolas Wierinck aims since 1999 to challenge traditional approaches of contemporary art by supporting emerging and established artists working on the fringe of art, science and technology. His approach of art focuses on the relationship our society maintain within the Digital Age (also known as the Information Age or Computer Age). Whether the creations he supports are low or high tech these always make us attentive to the innovative trends or relevancy for our times. He sets a strong focus on long-term cooperations between artists and the arts industry. Sustainable relationships were emphasized especially with cultural institutions, museums, galleries and art collectors. He cross-fertilize within an international network of visionary artists, cutting edge events and state-of-the art cultural venues. One of his key productions in the past years, as part of the 54th Venice Biennale, was the impressive audiovisual installation ‘Octfalls’ by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, commissioned for the exhibition “One of a Thousand Ways to Defeat Entropy”. In 2010, the audiovisual artwork "rheo: 5horizons" by Ryoichi Kurokawa produced by Cimatics won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica (Linz), equivalent to the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennial for digital arts. In 2014, he organised the first european auction of Post Media and New Media Art at the Brussels Auction House Cornette de Saint Cyr (Paris/Brussels). By doing this he opened up a completely new market for the art industry.