On Friday August 2nd, the Linden Endowment for the Arts announced the successful applicants for the 5th round of the LEA’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme.
They are: Marx Catteneo , Joey Aboma, Giovanna Cerise, Asterion Coen, Aloisio Congrejo, Gnupf Gufler, NaTaS Janus, Scotsgraymouser Janus, Karkassus Jigsaw, Gracie Kendal, Livio Korobase, Crap Mariner, Johnas Merlin, olgastr63, Takni Resident, Eupalinos Ugajin, Azwaldo Villota, Winter Wardhani, Kimika Ying and Newbab Zsigmond.
Nin9 by Marx Catteneo, part of the 4th round of AIR projects
The LEA received over 30 applications, and those selected were viewed as presenting “truly outstanding proposals that represent a diverse range of virtual art.” While round 5 sees some artists returning for a second time, the majority of those selected will be exhibiting at LEA for the very first time.
The successful applicants will each be allocated a full region within the LEA for a 6-month period. They have up to four months to prepare their projects, which range from full-sim immersions, to innovative builds geared specifically for multimedia works such as sound and machinima. Each installation must be open for a minimum of two months of the 6-month allocation, and it is expected that some will be open in advance of the four-month build deadline. All exhibits must be open to the public by the end of November 2013 at the latest.
All openings will, as usual, be announced in the LEA blog.