Focus Artistic Research

EMDL – European Mobile Dome Lab for International Media Artists

Ruth Schnell

Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art
Department: Digital Arts

The EMDL aims to develop cultural exchanges between EU country partners and partners in Canada, developing an international network for exchange of artistic and technological competencies, with the goal of developing and documenting new artistic languages and grammars and to explore modes of artistic expression for the fulldome medium.
The EMDL will be an interdisciplinary collaborative process, which foregrounds embodied immersive experiences. Participants in this project will be artists, scientists and theoreticians from Canada and EU who are active in creating media art or pursuing innovative interdisciplinary research and wish to collaborate in order to create fulldome media artworks.
The proposed project will provide a number of selected European and Canadian media artists, coming from different cultural, technical and artistic backgrounds, with the opportunity to collaborate with other European and Canadian artists in order to explore and create immersive experiences through a process focusing on intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue. The project aims to produce via the creation of a series of immersive media artworks, new aesthetics and technological paradigms.
This will be accomplished through interdisciplinary research and creation facilitated by: ?- a continuous collaboration between the partners; ?- workshops for local communities of artists and researchers?- creative production and technical residencies for artists and researchers?- engaging wider audiences through public presentations and peformances?- touring of a mobile architectural Dome structure equipped with specialized technology for live dome visualization for the creation and presentation of interactive multisensory immersive environments
Ultimately the accumulated work from the collaboration will be made manifest in one of the most technologically advanced immersive theaters in the world, the newly inaugurated Satosphere, in Montreal, Canada.
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