PARASITIC INTERFACES And Gamified Noah's Ark Lead Garage Museum's First Digital Arts Grants

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PARASITIC INTERFACES And Gamified Noah's Ark Lead Garage Museum's First Digital Arts Grants

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art just announced that five artists will receive grants to produce projects using new technology and digital media and present them on the Garage Digital platform in 2020.

The Garage Digital grant program supports projects, art, and research driven by an interest in new media and technology. The launch grant, entitled New Research Practices, focuses on the impact of technology on the methods and subject of artistic research. Applications were accepted between November 26, 2019 and February 10, 2020. Five winners were selected from among 96 applicants, based on the clarity of their idea and its artistic realization, compliance with this year's theme, and the possibility of publishing the project on the Garage Digital platform.

Aleksei Taruts will produce the project All Dungeons Will Fall, which uses the gamified alleged remains of Noah's Ark, discovered in Chechnya in 2017, to problematize the link between instant communication and the production of irrational, historical, and chance knowledge.

Anna Engelhardt will produce the project Machinic Infrastructures of Truth, which invites the viewer to analyze the process of production of truths and envisage it as a material system of information flow arteries, where traffic is regulated by taught algorithms.

Valentin Golev will produce an interactive research project on digital visual art and 3D-rendering.

eeefff group will produce the project Outsourcing Paradise, which is focused on the development of parasitic interfaces that reveal themselves in the gaps between the user's activity and create glitches or add-ons to existing online ecologies.

Sara Kulmann will produce a project exploring software and game engines as broad and open tools that can be used outside of the gaming world.

Each winner will receive a grant of 60,000 rubles plus funding for the production of their projects.

The jury of the 2019/2020 Garage Digital grant program are:

Katya Inozemtseva, senior curator at Garage

Nikita Nechaev, Garage Digital research curator

Ekaterina Valetova, Garage Digital project manager

Anastasia Chebotareva, Garage Digital research and project manager

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