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2nd Morning Conference presented by the Daniel Langlois Foundation

The artists and engineers of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, New York, 1966 Saturday, October 28, 2006, 10:30 a.m., Fellini Theatre, Ex-Centris Complex, 3536 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. - no reserved seating. Free admission. Passes available (maximum 2 per person) beginning October 14, 2006, at the Festival du nouveau cinéma box office, located at the Just for Laughs Museum.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation joins the Festival du nouveau cinéma in presenting its second Morning Conference, with Ms. Clarisse Bardiot, a 2005 researcher in residence at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D).

Ms. Clarisse Bardiot will present the findings of her research into 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering. This unprecedented event brought together the two seemingly different worlds of artists and engineers in a "new media" experience before the term itself even existed. The conference will feature photos, plans and diagrams, excerpts of film shot during the performances, and the Web site created by Ms. Clarisse Bardiot and the Foundation during her residency:
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/matinees/index-en.html


Research Results: And then it was now, by Frances Dyson

Each year, the Grants for Researchers in Residence program provides two researchers with an opportunity to work at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) as well as access to its archive fonds and collections. 

Frances Dyson (Ph.D.) was a CR+D researcher in residence in 2004. She primarily focused her work on the 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds and the collection of documents published by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). In this publication, Dyson analyzes the discourse on art and technology and the social utopias surrounding E.A.T. projects between 1966 and 1972. Ms. Dyson also examines the aspect of sound in the performances of John Cage, Alex Hay and David Tudor during 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering, held in 1966:
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/flash/e/index.php?NumPage=1875


2nd DOCAM Annual Summit : Montreal, October 26, 2006

The Daniel Langlois Foundation is pleased to announce that the second annual summit of the DOCAM Research Alliance (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) will be held at the McGill University Schulich School of Music in Montreal on October 26, 2006.

DOCAM is a major multidisciplinary research endeavour initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation in collaboration with numerous national and international partners and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

The second annual summit will provide an opportunity for members of the DOCAM research committees to report on the progress of research into the challenges of preserving and documenting technology-based works of art.

Among the guest speakers slated to appear at the summit are Pip Laurenson of the Tate Modern in London, Mona Jimenez from New York University, Hans Dieter Huber from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, Matthew Biederman, video performance artist and technologist, and Canadian artist Vera Frenkel.

For more information and the complete summit program, please consult the Alliance's Web site at: http://www.docam.ca/


Surajit Sarkar begins residency at the OBORO New Media Laboratory

In December 2005, the Foundation announced that Surajit Sarkar (India) had been named the first grant recipient for the Research and Experimentation Residencies in Montreal for Professional Artists from Emerging Countries or Regions. This residency program is jointly offered by the Daniel Langlois Foundation and OBORO, a Montreal art centre supporting the creation and presentation of artworks, contemporary practices and new media.

Mr. Sarkar arrived from New Delhi on September 22 to begin his residency in Montreal and will work at the OBORO laboratory until early November. The objective of his residency is to bring together digital Internet streaming technologies, performance arts and GSI (Geographic Information System) mapping techniques in order to create a working prototype to serve as the basis for the Ring of Blue project:
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/flash/e/index.php?NumPage=744

Please note that September 30 was the application deadline for this program. Residency recipients for 2007 will be announced by the end of 2006.


Grants for Researchers in Residence: Deadline October 31, 2006

This year, the deadline for submission of research proposals for the Grants for Researchers in Residence Program is October 31, 2006. 

A number of changes were recently made to this program, including the introduction of two research components: CR+D documentary collections and archival fonds and Information architecture and online publishing. As in previous years, the Daniel Langlois Foundation will award two research grants for 2007. The proposals selected will allow researchers to work at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D). Anyone interested in submitting a research proposal is asked to read the new program guidelines, which can be found at:
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/pdf/e/prog_res.pdf

Please note: an online form is now available on our site and must be used by anyone wishing to apply for this program:
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/e/programmes/res/menu.html



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