The digital residency ‘New Forms of Togetherness’ is a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and the Alliance Française Glasgow (together with the Institut Français d’Ecosse) aims at uniting the topics technology and visual art, thus creating a new approach to an increasingly central topic.
About the residency ‘New Forms of Togetherness’
The programme consists of three online residencies which contribute to the interdisciplinary discourse between artists and partners around the topic of Artificial Intelligence. The remote residency allows the artists, Siri Black (Germany/Scotland), Libby Odai (Scotland) and Marion Carré (France) to continue to work from their own space with the digital support of our partners. Artists are working collaboratively and individually to deliver their final outcome in December 2021.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the discussion around the use of Artificial Intelligence from an interdisciplinary perspective and to make the discourse around AI technology accessible to a wider public.
Libby Odai is a creative technologist based in Glasgow, who has a background in developing and producing sculpture and performance with digital elements. Her work has been shown at Dancebase Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh, Plat:form and the Swap Market. Her programming work focuses on bridging the gap between digital concepts and the physical world, making technology more accessible. By blending traditional arts such as dance and crochet with high tech components she hopes to bring tech to diverse audiences.
Marion Carré's activities vary: she is an entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, author and artist. All of these approaches allow her to explore the relationships between art and artificial intelligence from different angles. In 2017 she co-founded As Mona, a start-up that mobilizes AI to bring audiences and cultural institutions together and to help make culture more accessible. She is sharing her theoretical exploration through talks, teaching and a book entitled ‘Art and Artificial intelligence. Artist in the making?' published in 2020.
Siri Black lives and works in Glasgow. Her work is the love child of anachronism and technophilia. Siri Black works across analog and digital photography, film and sound to create installations that seek to trace instances of the couching of state power with technological prowess. Important is the detritus left in the wake of accelerated progress; the gaps of archives, the not so easily translate-able entanglements.