IMMENSIVA International residences 2021. From 1 May to 20 June 2021
Following the collaboration with international partners: universities, art centres and leading professionals, and this year expanding the network, a process of pre-residencies has been organised in 12 international cities: Barcelona, Paris, London, Milan, Istanbul, Innsbruck, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Montreal, NYC, Atlanta and Los Angeles. During the period from May 1st to 15th, the artists selected in the Open Call will be able to participate online in three workshops on Creative Sound/ 3D (IRCAM), Sound and Artificial Intelligence (Sussex University) and Interactive and Immersive Technologies (Kimatica Studios), as well as participate in a collaborative VR platform designed by IMMENSIVA to be a virtual residence for artists. In parallel, in each city the artists will have a contact/mentor who will assist them in the ideation of their projects and will also accompany them in the collaborative creative laboratories.
The second phase of the residency is in Barcelona, from May 17th to June 20th.
During this period, live workshops on Creative Sound/3D sound by IRCAM (Centre Pompidou) and on interactive and immersive technologies (Kimática Studios) will be organized again. They will also attend the AI4Future days, organized in the framework of the European project of the same name and that will take place on 3 and 4 June with workshops and round tables on artificial intelligence and creation of worlds, in collaboration with the UPC, as well as a day dedicated to New European Bauhaus with institutional representatives, artists and experts, ending with a workshop/ think tank on activism in social issues of projects carried out in Barcelona, organized in collaboration with Transit Projectes. During this week the artist Refik Anadol exhibits in our space the work “Melting Memories”, generated by artificial intelligence and using data from electrical brain signals obtained by Neurescape Laboratory. https://refikanadol.com/works/melting-memories/
In addition, residents will attend the virtual reality festivals hosted by Espronceda: XR3 (Cannes, Tribeca and New Images) from 9 to 20 June and the dance show in virtual reality and real-time from different cities: La Comedie Virtuelle by Gilles Jobin Cia, 12,13, 19 and 20 June.
The artists will work in teams of 2, 3 or 4 people, and at the end of the residency, they will create an exhibition of the prototypes and projects that will be inaugurated on 22 June, on display until 30 June.