Antonin Fourneau named 2017 Te Ataata French Artist in Residence [fr]
2017 Te Ataata residency programme recipient, Antonin Fourneau, whose work focus on interactive art and popular culture will be in New Zealand from July to October.
The Cultural Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology (AUT)‘s Colab Research Centre began the programme in 2015, to build linkages, share knowledge and understanding between New Zealand and French creative technologies fields.
Antonin Fourneau has been selected as the 2017 recipient and will be in Auckland from July 10. Over three months, Antonin will explore his current field of research into “ludicity” and “gamification” by working on a prototype of a new project called Sonoscritpum . which transforms the human voice into paintbrush. Developing a wall that can turn sound frequencies into colours, the project aims to explore the synthesis of sound and light.
More information on the residency programme is available on the Colab websitee.
About Te Ataata
Te Ataata is a 3-month residency programme for a French creative practitioner/s hosted at Colab at AUT in Auckland. Applicants may come from an art, design or engineering background, and must demonstrate a strong engagement in new media and hybrid practices. The residency aims to enable the development of new initiatives and joint collaborations on topics of mutual interest. An expected outcome is the building of longer term relationships between Colab and French institutions as well as between New Zealand and French artists, through an international network of creative practitioners and thinkers.
Colab is a collaboratory for creative technologies research, teaching and experimental practice at Auckland University of Technology. Colab is engaged in both academic and public programmes, supporting the development and showcasing of digital and new media art forms and linking with key cultural and scientific organisations to foster and promote dialogue and exchange. Colab hosts a number of advanced technology labs and research groups with expert technicians that can be accessed to support research, development and collaboration during the residency.
About the Cultural and Scientific Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand
The Te Ataata Residency was initiated through the Cultural and Scientific Office to promote exchange and collaboration between the French and New Zealand creative ecosystems. The Cultural Office provides advice and expertise for cooperation and innovation between French and New Zealand creative professionals, organisations and the general public in the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, sports and more.