Nabi Artist Residency 2018
Art Center Nabi operates a global residency program for media artists. Continuing from 2016, Art Center Nabi holds the 3rd Nabi Artist Residency program which works as the platform that communicates and experiments at the intersection of art and technology with talented artists from a diverse cultural background. Collaborating with V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media in the Netherlands, Art Center Nabi introduces three selected artists including Sjoerd ter Borg, the exchange artist from V2_, Matthias Dörfelt, and Amay Kataria. The artists will work closely with the creators of Nabi Lab, Creative Team and Nabi Future Studies at Art Center Nabi and improve their artistic talents with various programs such as workshops, open studio, exhibition, and networking events provided by Nabi Artist Residency program.
- Residency Period: July 16th, 2018 ~ September 5th, 2018
- Venue: Art Center Nabi, SK UX HCI LAB (Tazak Madang), Han-ok (Nabi Future Studies)
- Participating Artists: Sjoerd ter Borg (the Netherlands), Matthias Dörfelt (Germany), Amay Kataria (India)
- Partner: V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media (http://www.v2.nl)
- Sponsor: CROWN GOOSE
- Inquiry: Creative team (email@example.com), 02-2121-1031
Sjoerd ter Borg (the Netherlands)
Sjoerd ter Borg is an artist and designer based in Amsterdam whose research focuses on the transformations of cities. Through the use of design, fiction and technology, he uncovers hidden layers within an urban context, showing forgotten histories, societal developments or even alternate realities. In doing so, he reflects on the past, present and future of the city developments. During the residency program, he will be exploring the global patterns of gentrification by utilizing the Google Street View’s archive data, combining with Computer vision and Artificial Intelligence. His research question centers from how we could use computer vision techniques and artificial intelligence to explore and analyze gentrification using the Google Streetview Archive. He has graduated from the University of Amsterdam, majoring in Political Science and from the Vacant NL master programme (interior architecture) at the Sandberg Instituut art academy.
Matthias Dörfelt (Germany)
Matthias Dörfelt is a Los Angeles-based artist mainly working in software producing artifacts ranging from drawings, prints, animation, videos and interactive installations to robotics. In his works, he often trades control in favor of surprise because he strongly believes in computation as an expressive, playful and humorous tool. For instance, a lot of his works, including Mechanical Parts (2013) which was drawn by a robot named Robo Faber, humanize technology by infusing it with flaws, naivety and weirdness. His interest in using computation as an artistic medium has never been to surpass or replace human creativity, but rather to explore something that we perceive as genuinely humane through the lens of something that is inherently not. During the residency program this year, he plans to create an image-generator blockchain that generates and stores expressive art.
Amay Kataria (India)
Amay Kataria draws inspiration from phenomenology, culture, and natural observations and utilizes technology to intervene and initiate a dialogue. His interests lie in repurposing and inventing electronic media in ways that stimulate the senses and expands the mind to offer profound insights into the implications - both positive and negative of techno-culture. His work stems from building digital and physical systems and intersecting them with computer algorithms and computation to draw out the essence of such systems. By encompassing art, design, technology, and science, his artistic passion is fueled by closely observing emerging technologies with a critical outlook. From blockchain to kinetics, he develops sensorial aesthetic experiences that approach Art & Technology Studies from a futuristic and fresh perspective. During the residency program, he plans to explore the essence of blockchain technology.