The Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) will launch a "C-LAB Future Media Arts Festival (C-LAB未來媒體藝術節)," featuring 24 works produced by 23 individuals and groups of artists from Taiwan and abroad in addition to lectures and workshops, from Oct. 8 to Nov. 28.
Co-organized by C-LAB curator WU Dar-kuen (吳達坤) and guest curator Escher Tsai (蔡宏賢), this future-themed event connects to the "Future Vision Lab" project of the Technology Media Platform in an attempt to imagine the future of media arts.
Also, with the creation of the online platform, Unzip C-LAB, the exhibition is proposed in the form combining online and offline, broadening the infinite possibilities for future curatorial practices.
By synchronizing online and offline events, more people can enjoy this future-oriented exhibition and consider whether it corresponds to their desire and vision for the future.
Furthermore, a series of activities will be held during the exhibition, including "Processing Community Day," "TouchDesigner: New Media Hub," "Playaround: Generation and Evolution," and others.
Through implementation and discussion, these activities will invite the public to interpret and engage in the coding process through participation in workshops, lectures, and forums, to think about the possibilities of future media. Some workshop projects will also be exhibited during the exhibition.
In addition, devoted to supporting the domestic development of technological art, C-LAB has selected four experimental works of the Arts and Technology: Creative Innovation and Counseling Project (AND) to display in the exhibition. Through works of audiovisual media, installation, theatre, and art activism, it further demonstrates Taiwan’s creative energy in the field of technological art.
Deputy Minister of Culture Lee Ching-hwi (李靜慧) stated that C-LAB Future Media Arts Festival will represent C-LAB and continue to move towards the vision for socio-cultural experiments.
For more information, please go to the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab website.