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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2018 Art + Technology Lab Awards

The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Art + Technology grants. The grant awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technologies. LACMA issued the 2018 Request for Proposals in December 2017, and the museum received over 430 submissions. The four grant recipients selected for 2018 will work with neural networks, genetic engineering, navigation systems, and bio-mimetic robotics.

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 2018 request for proposals (RFP) is now closed. Grant recipients will be announced in April, 2018.

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

Signal Tide at the Art + Technology Lab

Signal Tide is a sound and extraterrestrial radio installation artwork by Kovács/O’Doherty. It combines real-time signals from an abandoned satellite currently orbiting the earth (the LES-1, launched in 1965) with specially commissioned music and sound, created by David Bryant (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Hiss Tracts), Drew Barnet, and James Hamilton, in collaboration with Kovács/O’Doherty.

Signal Tide at the Art + Technology Lab