22 July 2011

FACT is excited to be part of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) for 2011. The residency programme is already part of FACT history as our CEO Mike Stubbs was an original EMARE resident in 1995 where he produced the award-winning piece of work Gift – The Pilot

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The EMARE program enables European artists and media organisations to collaborate on international artistic projects. We have been able to welcome artist duo Varvara Guiljajeva and Mar Canet Sola from the University of Art and Design, Linz as artists in residence at FACT.

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Previous works by the duo include Lummoblocks, installed at Medialab-Prado in Madrid. The work is a massive interactive version of Tetris where people themselves control the blocks. The installation was so successful that international tournaments developed and observers supported players like their favourite football team.

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During their residency at FACT, the duo intend to develop a number of interactive game-art works that incorporate the LED lit window at the front of the building. Like Lummoblocks, the installations will utilise motion detection as well as game pads and the artists will host public gaming sessions.

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Prototypes of the work are still in development so watch this space for more info….



 

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