Art + Technology Lab
Art + Technology Lab
Jonathon Keats is a self-described "experimental philosopher" who pursues speculative projects that explore the intersection of science, culture, and design. As a recipient of an Art + Technology Lab grant from LACMA, Jonathon has been supported in working and learning alongside various experts from leading companies, including Elizabeth Banks, principal and studio director at Gensler...
The Art + Technology program at LACMA is global, making investments in artists and projects that unfold in many different virtual and geographic spaces. One of this year's Art + Technology grant recipients, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, is based jointly in Ghana and Berlin, and she has been using the grant to pursue her concept of a cultural encyclopaedia that emcompasses a variety of forms of cultural expression that have frequently been omitted from the western canon of art history…
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.