A panel comprised of David Diamond (collector and artist), Exonemo (artist collaborative), Ceci Moss (curator), Christiane Paul (curator), Roddy Schrock (curator and Eyebeam director), and Caroline Sinders (UX designer and artist) met on October 26 to review submissions. We received more than 150 submissions from all over the world; selections were based on artistic accomplishment, letter of intent, evidence of multidisciplinary experience and overall residency diversity.
Eight artists were selected:
Ji Yeon Limyaloopop.com
Freya Björg Olafson freyaolafson.com
Oregon Story Board, Eyebeam and Upfor Gallery are collaborating on a pilot residency to familiarize artists with augmented reality and virtual reality platforms. Residencies last 10 days and take place in Portland, Oregon. Two separate residency sessions will offered in November and December, 2016. Residents are not required to produce artwork during or after the residency. In January 2017, residents are invited to participate (in person or by Skype) in a discussion of their experiences.
The residency’s mission is to contribute to a diversity of perspectives and critical thinking on the effect of augmented- and virtual reality developments on artistic production. The residency will provide selected artists a short but intense period of research and experimentation with training and support from expert volunteers. The residency consists of access to resources; living space is available for a limited number of residents thanks to the generosity of Rainmaker Residency.
Although finished work may be the outcome, artists are not required to produce related work during or after the residency. The goal is for artists to familiarize themselves with tools and technology to which they’re provided access. Residents are required to submit a short narrative or visual overview of their experience at the conclusion of the residency, and to participate in a conclave with other artists and interested parties at the end of both residency periods.