Art + Technology Lab
Art + Technology Lab
Pioneer of photography Eadweard Muybridge took his so-called “flying studio” to Yosemite in the spring of 1867. Camping overnight along the route over the course of several months, Muybridge and his team would set up a tent housing all of his equipment and chemicals for processing the collodion wet plates used to develop his images...
Now entering its third year, the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA is once more awarding grants to a group of artists who will develop new work with the support of the museum and our advisors from private industry and academia...
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, more than a dozen 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 application period is now closed. The next call for proposals will be issued in December, 2016. Meanwhile, watch this space for announcements about upcoming programs, including demonstrations and workshops. Project documentation, ranging from code repositories to video archives and project websites, are available here.
Art + Technology Lab Video
The Art + Technology Lab is located in LACMA’s newly renovated Balch Research Library, transformed to house the project thanks to support from the Los Angeles County Productivity Investment Fund. The area is used for hands-on workshops and public programs, including talks and demonstrations by artists and technologists in residence. Additional Art + Technology programming will take place throughout the campus, including lectures, film screenings and activities for students and families.