Supporting AV creators today
Supporting AV creators today through collaborative platforms
The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) is a partner platform of excellence integrated by prestigious cultural institutions whose mission is to facilitate, promote, inspire, support and create new opportunities and challenges, making the results available for the creative community, a wide range of audiences and the audiovisual industry. It aims to establishing a prototypical collaboration for knowledge-sharing. Each partner holds an expertise and experience as well as a reputation that together result in a very strong multidisciplinary alliance. Prestigious labs for research and production within important cultural institutions, independent labs, reknown festivals and preminent performing art Centres, will all intend a new model of cooperation, a new way of reflecting and doing towards the innovation and growth of the audiovisual sector through digital technologies.
Panel Discussion participants:
Chaired by: Lucía García Rodríguez. Managing Director
Law graduate from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with postgraduate studies in European Affairs and Cultural Institutions Management. She trained as broker at Barry Rogliano Salles, Paris and as risk analyst in Barclays Bank’s International Management in London. After Paris and London, she started working as Coordinator of the International Fashion Week in Madrid and the Convention Centre of Madrid Trade Centre. In 1999, she took up the position of Deputy Director of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid. In August 2006, a year prior to its official opening, she was appointed General Manager and Head of Public Programmes of LABoral to work with the founding management in launching the project. In September 2011 she is appointed Managing Director.
Creator and musician. His career has developed around sound experimentation starting from his deep knowledge based on open source hardware and software. He’s an expert in multimedia creation with free tools, and in programming languages, such as Pure Data, Processing and free hardware platforms, such as Arduino. Since 2008 he has worked as sound designer for theatre companies of such standing as Rodrigo García. He has collaborated and currently collaborates with other art groups taking care of the programming, recording and editing of multimedia installations. As a creator and musician he has got a long and outstanding career and his works have been released by Nature Bliss, in Japan, or the record label Other-Electricities, from Portland, United States, in addition to other record companies in France, Germany or Spain. As an artist and under the pseudonym .tape. / dot tape dot he has carried out audiovisual performances in places, such as Mexico City, Munich, Vienna, London, Copenhagen and Barcelona and he has received many awards and mentions, such as Premio sala4 ABC at ARCO 2011, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid, Spain and Premio VIDA 15.0 Concurso Internacional de Arte y Vida Artificial 2013. He worked as the Head of the Sound LAB at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial for the year 2014 and is still responsible for its programming in 2015. He is currently Director of the Département Numerique at humain TROP humain CDN Montepellier, France.
Holds a PhD in History of Contemporary Art, She has taught at Nantes University and currently teaches History of Media Art and Performance at the Nantes School of Art. Her research topics currently include the question of machinic gestures and contradiction as a generating process. She also serves as theorist for several artistic projects in which networks, on-board computing, electronics and autonomy play a major part.
Patrick Gyger is a Swiss historian, writer and curator. From 1999 to 2010, he was the director of Maison d’Ailleurs in Switzerland, a museum housing one of the world’s largest collections of Utopia and Science Fiction. As such, he has organised dozens of exhibitions and events on the main topics or artists of the field and published extensively. One of his recent researches has resulted in a book on flyings cars in fact and fiction (Haynes, 2011). Since January 2011, he serves as director of the lieu unique, national center for contemporary arts in Nantes (www.lelieuunique.com), a leading pluridisciplinary venue for theater, dance, visuals arts, music and literature. As well as featuring major artists in the field of contemporary practices (Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Robert Lepage, Thomas Ostermeier, Ryoji Ikeda, Boris Charmatz…), his programme gives an important place to outsider practices, media artists and interdisciplinary approaches. In recent years le lieu unique created for instance festivals like locus solus (rare instruments and machinic music), Assis Debout Couché (Sit, Stand, Lie Down; a three-day music event), Un weekend singulier (The Odd Weekend; music and art in the margins), eLU (ten days of contemporary art from Estonia), a conference on geopolitics and a literary event (Atlantide, curated by Alberto Manguel).
A graduate of McGill University, Taïca Replansky developed her knowledge as a cultural worker within the MUTEK festival team in Montréal, Canada (2007 – 2012). Through an exchange between MUTEK and DISK Berlin in 2012, Taïca worked between both organisations, eventually moving to Germany later that year. Taïca continues to work within the DISK and CTM Festival team as Communications and Fundraising Manager, as well as supporting the organisation’s numerous network projects.
Veronika Liebl is currently Head of Organization and Finance at the Ars Electronica Festival. She studied economic and business science at Johannes Kepler University in Linz (graduated in 2010) with study visits in Harvard (US) and the Université de Fribourg (CH). Since 2013 she is enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program for Innovation Management at LIMAK Linz – Austrian Business School. After finishing her studies she was engaged in various commercial employments, amongst others for the Austrian Economic Chamber and a real estate company. Since 2011 she is in charge of operational tasks for the department Festival/Prix/Exhibitions at Ars Electronica Linz GmbH. In this capacity she is responsible for finances, human resources, public funding, internal operations and project management.