Art + Technology Lab

Art + Technology Lab

A Report on the Art & Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971
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Call for Artist Proposals

It’s happening again! Every year our Art + Technology Lab releases a call for proposals for artist projects. Learn more about the 2018 RFP. Applications are due February 21 by 11:59 pm and awards will be announced in April 2018…

Coming Soon: Postmodern Times

On December 19 LACMA will screen Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg’s Postmodern Times. The film is a shot-by-shot re-creation of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times using digital labor sourced from Fiverr.com’s work marketplace. The clips were produced by different workers, resulting in a fragmented and chaotic film that reflects the conditions of digital labor itself.

Inspired by the spirit of LACMA's original Art and Technology program (1967-1971), which paired artists with technology companies in Southern California, the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA supports artist experiments with emerging technology. Through our sponsors, the Lab provides grants, in-kind support, and facilities at the museum to develop new artist projects. To date, 20 artists from around the world, including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland, have received awards through the Art + Technology Lab.

The 2017 request for proposals is now closed. We anticipate issuing our next call in December, 2017.

Project documentation, ranging from code repositories to video archives and project websites, are available here.

The Hereafter Institute at the Art + Technology Lab

Over the weekend of August 27–28, 2016, Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Gabriel Barcia-Colombo launched the Hereafter Institute. Part performance, part sculpture, the experience invited audience members to participate in rituals exploring the digital afterlife.

 

The Hereafter Institute at the Art + Technology Lab