CHRISTIE/CAFKA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME
APPLICATIONS FOR THE CAFKA/CHRISTIE ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE WATCH FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAM WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR LINE-UP OF RESIDENT ARTISTS IN SEPTEMBER 2012.
Christie Digital Systems Canada and CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area have created an Artist in Residence programme.
Christie Digital Systems Canada (www.christiedigital.com) is a global visual technologies company that produces products for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. As a market leader, Christie has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide. Christie’s broad range of technologies include DLP Cinema™ projectors, LCD and DLP™ projectors, rear screen projection modules, video walls,
and cutting edge projection technologies for 3D, virtual reality and simulation.
In 2009, Christie launched the MicroTiles digital display system based on DLP technology with PhlatLight LED illumination. MicroTiles are modular 12h x 16w x 10d-inch rear projection units which can be stacked to form any shape or size.
The CHRISTIE/CAFKA Artist in Residence programme has the following goals:
a) the advancement of research and practice into the creative use of digital media technologies;
b) the use of visualisation and interactive technologies in the visual arts; and
c) the creation of digital media with intelligent projections that may include 3D animations.
Artists selected to participate in the programme will be exposed to a body of technical knowledge enabling them to explore forms, methods of display, and concepts not possible in their own studios as well as new ways of thinking and working in a unique collaborative environment. Christie will provide funding, facilities and technical mentoring to make its visualisation technologies accessible to resident artists.