Laboratory #1 „New technologies and young audiences” / EXPLORING PLUREALITIES
Augmented Space Agency / Ciprian Făcăeru, Andrei Raicu
Deadline: May 10, 2022
Open invitation to participate in the laboratory „New technologies and young audiences” coordinated by Augmented Space Agency / Ciprian Făcăeru and Andrei Raicu within the project „EXPLORING PLUREALITIES”, implemented by 4Culture Association and financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.
The call is addressed to artists in the field of performance, new media and digital art, who are especially interested in interactive and 3D capture technologies.
Laboratory period: June 4 – July 4, 2022, at WASP Working Art Space and Production (online and offline), with public presentations on July 5, 6, 7, 2022.
Proposals will be written in Romanian and English and sent to: email@example.com. These will include:
– CV / biography
– portfolio (if applicable)
– short letter of intent (maximum 1 page)
Participation in the laboratory is remunerated and will end with the creation of a new work.
The laboratory monitors aspects of the natural environment and human nature in their interconnection through technological mediation. The team of mentors Augmented Space Agency, formed by Ciprian Făcăeru (AR researcher) and Andrei Raicu (sound design), will realise together with 4 selected participants at national level, an interactive audio-visual artistic installation that starts by documenting the spontaneous vegetation found in the architectural ruins of the city, and further develops through 3D scanning technology and biofeedback. The digital version of the creation will be integrated into the online platform EXPLORING PLUREALITIES.
Augmented Space Agency are the explorers of the new territories at the convergence between real and virtual, their mission is to discover new innovative technological-creative solutions that can generate new sustainable connections between physical space and digital space.
Their work revolves around new media technologies, immersive, interactive and digitally augmented experiences found in the real-virtual continuum and is supported by a crew specializing in software application development, experience design and XR digital content production.
Ciprian Făcăeru is an architect of virtual and mixed realities, designer of digitally augmented and interactive experiences, new media researcher and futurist. He is co-founder and lead designer at Augmented Space Agency and XR research assistant at National University of Theatre and Film „I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest. With a vast experience in emergent media technologies applied in performative and visual arts, academic research, creative and industrial application he envisions a future where exploratory art-driven research and design becomes a vehicle for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
Andrei Raicu studied Theatre Directing at The National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. He started his career as theatre director in 2015 with a performance based on Goran Stefanovski’s writings „Hotel Europe”, at The National Theater of Bucharest. In the past years he composed the soundtrack for over 30 performances in theatres from Romania. Also, he is interested in researching and developing new interactive technologies for media and performing arts, and he is working with new media platforms (AR, VR). He is also the sound designer and composer of Queerdos – an independent performance group, based in Berlin. Together they also lead workshops in cities across Europe. In 2021, he released his first album – ”Dream Drawn” at Cinemaude label.
About EXPLORING PLUREALITIES:
By implementing transdisciplinary activities in the field of contemporary performing and visual arts, the EXPLORING PLUREALITIES project aims at audience development and supports contemporary Romanian art creators, in partnership with Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen and in cooperation with Romanian and international artists and professionals. Creating a favorable framework for the development of art, through opportunities for professional evolution – job shadowing and mentoring, the project implemented by the 4Culture Association proposes a progressive approach, based on analysis and prospecting of innovative directions, by identifying and assuming hybrid artistic formats.
Grant value (85% EEA Grants and 15% national budget): 963,612 Lei (195,288.49 Eur)
Duration: 24 months
Media Partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă
RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to 34 million EUR. More details are available on www.ro-cultura.ro