Sound and light artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology, Marc Vilanova’s artistic production has always been led by a spirit of innovation fueled by an interest in new media. Merging research and artistic practices onto projects in which concepts such audio visuality, automation, machine self-expression, AI and superintelligence and the socio-political implications regarding society’s relationship with technology are explored.
Currently, Marc Vilanova creates audiovisual performances/installations while working with electroacoustic composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary collaborations with dance, theatre, and moving images. His pieces have been presented in festivals around the world in Japan, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Taiwan, South Korea, Russia and many countries in Europe.
Marc Vilanova has received numerous grants, awards and residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA), Citizen Artist Incubator, The Encouragement Prize Tokyo Experimental Festival 2016, Best Experimental Work CTL’59, First Prize at the International Contest of Sound Art Performance Zaragoza 2014 or the Jury Prize at the World Saxophone Congress Strasbourg’15 among others.
As an educator, he leds workshops on transdisciplinary creation, live electronics, free improvisation and extended techniques. He has been invited as a guest professor at the Tokyo National University GEIDAI, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Moshen Gallery Teheran, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro “UNIRIO”, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Hochschule für Musik Basel and many more.
Méduse MAP Résidencies 2020-21
As part of their mobility program MAP, European Pepinieres of Creation and the Quebec Co-operative Méduse launched a call for applications for 2 residences that are part of its annual program residencies.
Méduse is a cooperative of artistic, cultural and community-based producers and disseminators founded in 1993. It was built around a major real-estate project funded by the Canadian Heritage Ministry, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ville de Québec, the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, Gaz Métro and the founder organisations.
Based on the idea of bundling services and know-how in the artistic and cultural fields, Méduse is recognized as a leading hub for the production and dissemination of contemporary arts in Canada. Ever since it foundation, its member organizations have been offering high-end well-equipped research and creation spaces, professional artistic services, artistic residencies, training and dissemination activities, including exhibitions and screenings.
The coop’s objective is also to give professional artists access to professional artistic facilities and equipment, and offer work opportunities, to foster the improvement of their socioeconomic and practice conditions. Meduse’s singular management structure makes it a remarkable economic leverage tool for Québec City, its artists and cultural workers.
Largely accessible, Méduse is an emblematic, remarkable co-operation and interaction model on the artistic, cultural and social levels, and an outstanding development tool for creators and citizens. With its artist residency activities and foreign exchange projects, it is a major contributor to the national and international exposure of the province of Québec.
Méduse’s international residencies are offered in collaboration with the cooperative member organizations. Each organization has its own participation in the program. Here is the list of available mentor organizations for the international residencies.
- Antitube (cinema) – writing and pre-production projects;
- Avatar (audio and electronic art) – creation and production projects;
- La Bande Vidéo (video) – creation and production projects;
- Engramme (printmaking) – creation and production projects;
- L’OEil de Poisson (visual and multidisciplinary arts) – creation and production projects;
- Spira (cinema) – research-creation and post production projects;
- VU (photography) – creation and production projects;
- Manif d’art (visual arts) – public art, writing and curatorial projects.