digital artist in residence

  • Deadline:
    July 5, 2004, 8:48 p.m.

Digital Artist-in-residence

The Pace Digital Gallery and The Center for Advanced Media (CAM) is pleased to offer an artist's residency beginning Spring 2005. This is a pilot program. We are offering a digital artist the opportunity to work with CAM's resources to produce a new artwork.

The Center for Advanced Media (CAM) Is a collaborative research environment located in Pace University's School of Computer Science and Information Systems in downtown New York City. Its goal is to develop computer-oriented, human-centered systems that help people solve problems by transforming the way they experience the world and the way they collaborate within it. CAM is founded on Pace University's collective faculty experiences in software engineering, human-computer interaction, information visualization, and computer graphics. These computing fields are fundamentally human-centric, with design as the common approach to complex representational problems. Because visual artists, musicians, and writers possess different perceptual, design, and representational skills, CAM is interested in augmenting its computer science foundations with participants who work in the arts and humanities to broaden the research and educational mix.

The Pace University’s Digital Gallery is an outgrowth of CAM's conceptual foundation, executed as the combined initiative between CAM and Fine Arts Department. Its goal is to foster the creation and understanding of digital art for the benefit of Pace University and the surrounding community. It furthers Pace University’s commitment to educational excellence, diversity, and civic involvement by exhibiting curated work of leading digital artists, as well as the work of Pace faculty and students. It sponsors lectures and symposia on digital art, and supports publication of materials for its documentation and promotion.

The Digital Gallery’s first show entitled Digital Downtown opened to rave reviews in Spring 2003. Since then it has co-hosted a Pan-American collaborative performance event titled Accelerateur, and an installation of video works entitled Screen Kiss. Its current online exhibition eBay: Buy or Sell or Buy, will run through September 2004. An evening of artists' talks was organized and catalogue issued in conjunction with the eBay exhibition.

The artist-in-residence will have the opportunity to work with CAM faculty and students whose research includes computer graphics, virtual reality, image processing, human-computer interaction, and collaborative computing. This work is supported by technology that includes a virtual reality display system, networked PCs, multi-display and plasma display systems, projectors, video cameras, scanners, etc.

The artist-in-residence will be expected to produce a new artwork during their tenure at Pace (January 30 - May 10, 2005), which will remain the property of the artist. Pace Digital Gallery will produce, with the artist, a printed brochure about the work completed in residence, and will expect the artist to give a presentation of their work to the Pace Community and the general public. Pace Digital Gallery will also feature the artist on our website, and in gallery space at Pace University. There will be a modest stipend, but no living accommodations are provided. Access to equipment will be Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, and Saturday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM.

Pace University affirms its commitment to the principle of equal Career Opportunities as stated in Federal, State, and local laws, which prohibits discrimination because of sex, race, age, ethnicity, marital or domestic partnership status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability or veteran.

Artists will be chosen by a jury comprised of the gallery directors, as well as a local artist and curator.

Pace University Digital Gallery
Francis T. Marchese and Jillian Mcdonald, co-directors

Applications due Oct 1, 2004

Please send via mail (email applications will not be accepted):
1. cover letter and project description, describing how the work proposed relates to the artist's body of work
2. CV, bio
3. work samples - DVD, CD-Rom, URLs, etc
4. SASE if you wish your work to be returned

Prof. Jillian Mcdonald
Pace Digital Gallery
41 Park Row #1205
New York, NY 10038