[NetBehaviour] Successful applicants for the FLI Residencies 2009 announced

Jennifer Stoddart jennifer.stoddart at folly.co.uk
Mon Jun 15 14:31:27 CEST 2009

Folly (http://www.folly.co.uk) and Lanternhouse International
(http://www.lanternhouse.org) are delighted to announce the three
successful artists joining them for the FLI Residencies 2009.  The
scheme is now in its second developmental year as the result of a keen
and dynamic partnership between the two organisations.

Internationally renowned interactive artist Stanza
(http://www.stanza.co.uk) has just completed a three year Arts and
Humanities Research Fellowship at Goldsmiths Studios.  His work
encompasses interactive art, real time networked spaces, installations
and performances, and he will spend the month of July in residence
assessing his work, its impact and relevance.

US-based artist James Coupe (http://jamescoupe.com) will return to the
UK to develop the first phase of Surveillance Suite, a non-linear
generative film installation supported by Creative Capital in New York.
For three months this Summer, he will use face recognition algorithms to
transform our experience of Ulverston via a series of overlapping video
narratives of various styles, genres and subject matter. 

Mark Vernon (http://www.meagreresource.com) is a sound artist interested
in collaborative practice, based in Glasgow. He will be visiting at a
number of points across the year, beginning with a two-week stay in July
and will be making work in response to the people, artefacts and places
he comes across during his residency in Cumbria.

Talking about the selected artists, Kathryn Lambert, Creative Director
of folly, said "We were thrilled with the overwhelming response from
artists to the FLI residency scheme and are equally delighted with the
line up for this year's programme.  We are pleased to be working with
three such talented artists and eager to engage with them in a
meaningful exploration of their work and ideas."

The FLI Residencies offer support to artists working with new
technologies to develop their ideas and extend their practice.
Lanternhouse's Creation Centre Director, Jay Haigh explains "The FLI
Residency Programme continues to meet a real need for artists to have
access to the high quality discourse and the enriching creative
environments that Lanternhouse International and folly provide.  It is
very inspiring to work with artists this year who are keen to connect
their work more deeply at a local level, through a rich programme of
participatory activity, and for their innovatory practice to stimulate
professional learning across the Northwest.  We are particularly
delighted to be announcing the successful artists in the same week as
the 175th birthday of Lanternhouse itself."      


Notes to editors:

For further information contact Jennifer Stoddart at folly on +44(0)1524
388550, jennifer.stoddart at folly.co.uk or Jay Haigh at Lanternhouse
International on +44(0)1229 581127, jay at lanternhouse.org

Folly is a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of
England and online. Specialists in the creative use of technology and
arts participation online, folly seeks to explore how people make sense
of the world through art and technology.


Lanternhouse International is an inspirational company, facilitating and
producing artistic work that has international impact.  The
organisation's distinctive approach enables people from all walks of
life to come together, to shape and make new art work, sharing their
ideas and skills and expanding their own creative horizons.  

Lanternhouse's birthday celebrations will be taking place at
Lanternhouse on Tuesday 16th June 09 from 5-8pm.  All are welcome.


About the artists:

Stanza is a London based British artist who specializes in interactive
art, networked spaces, installations and performances. His award winning
online projects have been invited for exhibition in digital festivals
around the world. Work has been shown at The Venice Biennale, Tate
Britain, The Victoria and Albert Museum. All his art can be found at

His works explore artistic and technical opportunities to enable new
aesthetic perspectives, experiences and perceptions within context of
architecture, data spaces and online environments. Stanza travels
extensively to present his interactive art, lecturing and giving audio
visual performances.

James Coupe is a digital artist whose work focuses on emergent systems,
surveillance cinema and aesthetic machines. His projects have been
commissioned by New Contemporaries, Metapod, Low-Fi, SCAN, Lancaster
City Council, Enter_, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Several
of his installations have been created in collaboration with A.I.
scientist Rob Saunders, including 9PIN++ and The Difference Engine. His
work has received all levels of national and international awards
including an Arts and Humanities Research Board Innovation Award,
Creative Capital and Artist's Trust. Coupe is also a Professor at the
University of Washington's Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media


Mark Vernon is a sound artist, musician and radio producer based in
Glasgow, Scotland. He was a founding member of the art radio collective,
'Radio Tuesday' and has produced programmes and features for stations
including WFMU, RADIA, Resonance FM, CKUT, Radio 101, VPRO and the BBC.
His radio productions range from documentaries and radio plays to more
experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces.

As well as works for radio his practice encompasses performance,
publications, soundtracks, web-based works and releases on vinyl and CD.
He is involved in numerous solo and collaborative projects under a
variety of names including 'Vernon & Burns' and 'Hassle Hound' who have
records out on Gagarin, Pickled Egg, Textile and Staubgold. He has also
self-released several small editions of CDR's on his own meagre resource


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