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July 26, 2006

Digital Performance Institute


Open Call: Artist Residency Program

Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (GSRT)’s mission supports technological innovation in the performing arts. Following that focus, GSRT’s Digital Performance Institute (DPI) encourages arts experimentation & the thoughtful use of emerging technology & media tools. GSRT is performance oriented, but DPI exists as a think-tank for experimentation beyond discipline boundaries. To this end, we are pleased to announce an open call for applications to the DPI Artist Residency Program, which will provide artists with free access to rehearsal & meeting space, equipment, and media creation facilities. The residency also offers opportunities for pubic showings and consultation from other media artists.

Through our artist residency program, DPI aims to provide a context for working in experimental ways with new media. The residency program is not focused on the creation of full productions, but on experimentation. By providing artists with more time to develop the media component of their work, we hope to encourage a greater dialogue about the intersection of technology and performance. A key component of the residency program is that artists share their discoveries with their peers through public Open Labs and on DigitalPerformance.org.

Previously participating artists include Kate Brehm, Dustin O’Neill, Alyse Rothman, James Scruggs, Sarah Smirnoff, Marek Walzak, Karin Wiliams, and Michael Wilson. Current residents include Meghan Trainor, who works with a Learning Worlds programmer to build 16 HORESPOWER, a RFID & sculpture performance; and Margot Lovejoy, who is developing Confess-It, a documentary web site & sound environment. Continue reading guidelines. See application instructions.

Hal Eagar, Associate Artistic Director of the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre, leads DPI's artist residency program. For questions regarding the program or application, please contact hal[at]gertstein.org or (646) 442-4435.

Posted by jo at July 26, 2006 05:30 PM