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Title: A Genealogy of Art and Technology in Colombia: 1976-2016
Authors: Vrolijk, Carmen Gil
Keywords: art
latin america
Issue Date: 18-Oct-2017
Abstract: The decade of the seventies saw the beginning of Avant-garde experiments in videoart that paved the way for the establishment of Colombia as one of the epicenters of the experimentation around the subjects of art and technology. The purpose of this talk is to bring the audience closer to a prolific artistic movement, which has manifested itself in various fields: from the video art and experimental analogue cinema of the 70s and 80s, through the first experiments of electronic arts, net art and Interactive multimedia in the 90's, to the establishment in the last two decades as a Key reference of the artistic creation supported in technologies. We will explore the work of media artists, institutions and spaces that have fostered these relationships during the last 40 years. (Universidad de los Andes, Festival Franco Latino de Videoarte, Coltejer Biennial, Artrónica, Voltaje, Arttec, etc.)
Description: Biography: Carmen Gil Vrolijk: Artist, teacher and academic. Holds a BFA from the Universidad de los Andes and an MA in Literature. She currently works as Director of the Art Department of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She teaches Non-linear and Interactive narratives, New Media History & Experimental video. She previously worked teaching postgraduate as well as undergraduate courses in the Architecture & Design and Communication faculties. She has also participated as an artist, lecturer, writer, editor, curator, and speaker in several events on new technologies, arts and science in different cities of Colombia, Latin America, Asia and Europe. She’s now researching media archaeology, audiovisual narratives, visual music, live and real time events and the concept of the body trough new media; her most recent paper entitled Demiurges of the light, has been presented and published in Colombia, Argentina (MEACVAD 08 memories), and Paris III Coloque du cinema et art contemporain, Summer Course 2009. Since 2004 she’s been exploring Live Visuals and monumental projections, with the audiovisual-musical project retroViSOR, they have been featured in festivals in Latin America, Asia and Europe, such as ExpoShanghai 2010, North Norway Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Maison de las cultures du Monde in Paris, among others. In 2010 she founded the multimedia performing arts company “La Quinta del Lobo”, their 1st play “Vanitas libellum” (The book of Vanities), was funded by “The Vice-Rector of Research and the Arts an Humanities Faculty at the Universidad de los Andes, and has received several awards. They’re second played entitled “Cuentos de la Manglería”, (The Mangrove Tales), was recently the IDARTES grant for large scale projects in performing arts, and they also received a Grant from MidAtlantic Arts foundation for touring the US. In 2013 she received a grant for “Established artists”, from the Colombian Ministry of Culture, with her the project “The Illustrated handbook of Persuasion”. Since 2014 she has worked as the head curator of Voltaje (art and technology exhibition) in Bogotá, Colombia.
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