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
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.
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.
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.
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.