European Mobile Lab for Interactive Artists
PROJECT INFORMATION


The main aim of the e-MobiLArt project is to provide a number of selected interactive media artists and scientists, coming from different cultural and artistic backgrounds, with the opportunity to collaborate with other artists/scientists in order to create interactive installation artworks, through a process focusing on intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue. In order to achieve that, the project will attempt to identify an optimal framework as a result of collaboration amongst members of an international, interdisciplinary and diversified consortium of European Organizations (cultural operators, Universities and artists’ networks) as well as an American software and a Canadian hardware company.

Furthermore, through the co-operation measures proposed and the activities planned, the project will try to offer a European co-operation strategy, which will crystallize the dynamics of both European cultural diversity and contemporary artistic expression in the form of interactive installation artworks. An ultimate objective of the project is to build a community of artists, scientists, theorists, cultural operators, academic institutions and ICT-related companies which will continue to evolve and form new synergies after the completion of the project.

During the e-MobiLArt project three separate artistic events in the form of workshops will occur, involving hands-on creative collaborative work as well as (technical and theoretical) presentations, which will take place in three different European Countries (Greece, Finland and Austria). Cultural operators (State Museum of Modern Art of Thessaloniki, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts – Katowice, Leonardo/OLATS) and Universities (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Applied Arts Vienna and University of Lapland, Group Haute Ecole ICHEC Saint Louis) from six different European Countries (Greece, Austria, Finland, Poland, France, Belgium) will co-operate in order to support the collaborative efforts of new media artists/scientists by providing them with scientific, technical and theoretical support.

The team of experts which will work towards achieving these objectives will be structured into 4 different committees:

The key objectives of this project are:
  1. to support the mobility of participants, by helping them to “physically” get together in the context of three workshops in three different European countries. This collaborative and interdisciplinary process is also expected to have an impact on the nature of artworks produced at the end of the process.
  2. to promote the intercultural and interdisciplinary character in collaborative artistic practice and specifically in interactive media art. Special emphasis will be given by the scientific and curatorial committee in aiding the formulation of groups comprising participants from different European (and collaborating) countries and consequently cultural backgrounds. Therefore each group will consist of at least two participants of different nationality and will be encouraged to include participants with diverse artistic or scientific backgrounds.
  3. The collaborative character of artistic creation is one of the main foci of the proposed project. Collaboration will occur, during each workshop and on-line, in various levels:
    • amongst participants themselves within each group,
    • amongst groups of participants,
    • between participants (as individuals or groups) and the members of the scientific and the curatorial committee, between participants and technical support personnel, etc.,
  4. to support on-line collaboration amongst remotely located participants, through creative use of on-line communication tools and networks. This network will also assist in the dissemination of the project’s results. The project ultimately aims at evolving this on-line environment into a virtual community of artists, scientists, institutions and cultural operators, in the context of which they may communicate their news, thoughts, useful information, ideas and which will continue to support their collaboration in the future.
  5. Mobility of the completed artworks, in at least two different European cities (Thessaloniki, Katowice) at appropriate exhibiting sites. European co-operation measures will provide the possibility for these participants’ groups to be part of a network of co-operation between cultural operators and academic institutions from six different European Countries.
Appropriately selected personnel and experts from different European countries will assist the participants, in enhancing their creative skills and applying these skills into creating new artworks at the following levels:

The following is a list of accepted participants who have so far registered in the project (in alphabetic order):

no. Name Country
1. Duke Albada [CV] Australia
2. Kelly Andres [CV] Canada
3. Nurit Bar-Shai [CV] USA / Israel
4. Alexandra Berlinger [CV] Austria
5. Marguerite Charmante [CV]] Switzerland
6. Linda Dement [CV] Australia
7. Anna Dumitriu [CV] UK
8. Wolfgang Fiel [CV] Austria
9. Etienne de France [CV] France
10. Petra Gemeinboeck [CV] Australia
11. Julia Carboneras Girgas [CV] Spain
12. Cliona Harmey [CV] Ireland
13. Lucy H G [CV] USA
14. Saoirse Higgins [CV] Ireland
15. John Frans Holder [CV] UK
16. Nigel Johnson [CV] UK
17. Maria Lalou [CV] Greece
18. Dave Lawrence [CV] UK
19. Christine Mackey [CV] Ireland
20. Evdoxia Christina Malisianou [CV] Greece
21. Eleni Panouklia [CV] Greece
22. Brigitte Prinzgrau - Podgorczek [CV] Austria
23. Sally Pryor [CV] Australia
24. Martin Rieser [CV] UK
25. Tobias Rosenberger [CV] Germany
26. Barry Roshto [CV] Germany
27. Nita Tandon [CV] Austria
28. Antti Tenetz [CV] Finland
29. Pia Tikka [CV] Finland
30. Marion Traenkle The Netherlands
31. Fernando Daniel Velazquez [CV] Brazil
32. Lorraine Walsh [CV] USA
33. Nina Yankowitz [CV] USA


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