MFA alumni and current Elastic Spaces’ visiting scholar, Daniela Ortiz Sanchez, along with the author and her brother, Diego Ortiz, are the recipients of the 10th edition of the 2019 International Competition of Illustrated Books, with their book titled, ‘La mano del señor Echegaray’, in collaboration with the Library Insular Gran Canaria and the Catalan publisher, A Buen Paso.
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We are happy to announce that Santiago Tavera, project manager of the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for his upcoming project, Expanded Bodies in Hyper-Virtualities. He has also been awarded the Vivacité grant from Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec with his collaborator Laura Acosta, for their upcoming exhibition at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) in February 2020.
Elastic Spaces is happy to announce that among the recipients of this year’s Hexagram Research-Creation Grant is Anastasia Ferguson and duo-collective, Sonya Ivanov & Dimo Stoeva.
Anastasia Ferguson – Conjuring Optics is an audio/visual installation and artist book looking at the cinematic apparatus of modernity and its relationship to the illusions produced by the stage magic of 19th century Europe, as well as the sociological impact of illusions on perception.
Sonya Ivanov & Dimo Stoeva – Le projet Light-scape formation consiste dans une installation cinétique, qui utilise l’illusion comme technique, pour la construction des environnements paysagère par l’entre mise de la lumière et la matière. Le projet explore le rapport humain vers le paysage naturel en évoquant les notions du sublime dans l’art.
DETAILS ON THE HEXAGRAM GRANTS
With the help of student grants, Hexagram wishes to provide concrete support to the research of its student members. Added to this is access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, integration into the governance of its network, and training.
This year again, about fifty projects were analyzed by a jury of members-researchers and an external expert. We thank the many candidates who submitted a project and we also thank the members of the 2019 jury: Jean-François Renaud, Lynn Hughes et Katharina Meissner, responsable développement stratégique du festival MUTEK.
We are happy to announce that Anastasia Ferguson, research assistant at the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded the MITACS Globalink Research Award for her research abroad in France in collaboration with Université Paris 8. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 19 years. Working with 60 universities, 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, building partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We are excited to announce that Anthony Head, our Co-Investigator and Associate Director at our partner institution Bath School of Art and Design, has been awarded an Academic Fellowship from the South West Creative Technology Network as part of their call for Fellows on the theme of Immersion. Anthony will be part of a group of 24 fellows, from industry and academia on a year long project, starting with three months of Research and Development deep-dive, exploring ideas for prototypes.
Anthony has immediately started work on converting a past project, Light Years: Coast, into virtual reality, as he begins to explore how experiencing an immersive project compares through different forms of immersive media.
Light Years: Coast VR. Anthony Head 2018
We are happy to announce that Santiago Tavera, project manager of the Elastic Spaces lab, has been awarded a Concept Realization grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for his upcoming creative-research project, Architectures, Narratives and Reverberations of Belonging that will extend into an exhibition and online work in Montreal, as well as a workshop and a series of artist talks in Colombia in the fall of 2018.
We are happy to announce that Haema Sivanesan, curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is among the 6 fellowship recipients of the Curatorial Research Fellowship awarded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which is awarding a total of $295,000 to six curatorial research fellows to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Recipients will receive grants of up to $50,000 to support travel, archival research, interviews, and other activities.
For more information please visit Artforum: https://www.artforum.com/news/andy-warhol-foundation-awards-295-000-in-curatorial-research-fellowships-76007
Andréann Cossette, an Intermedia student, received a Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Award (CUSRA) award to work with Leila Sujir on aspects of the newly awarded three year SSHRC project. April 20, 2016.