Selected for The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2021 longlist!
I am grateful to be selected for The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology 2021 longlist in the ‘B.C.S Immersive Environments category’ with the project www.freyaolafson.com/mae! Thank you to the international selection committee and project contributors, as well as congratulations to all the longlisted artists!
Concept, Performance, Video, Motion Capture & Production Freya Björg Olafson | Lighting Design, Stage Manager & Production Consultant Hugh Conacher | Assistant Lighting Designer Jon Cleveland | Sound Emma Hendrix | VR interaction Yağız Mungan | Co-presence Lise McMillan | Costume Wanda Farian | Artistic Consultant Tedd Robinson
Created with the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, Manitoba Arts Council / Conseil des arts du Manitoba, Winnipeg Arts Council; the ‘AR/VR Artist Research Residency Pilot’ organized by Oregon Story Board, Eyebeam and UPFOR as well as the 13th Annual Montréal Danse Choreographic Workshop. MÆ was developed through the CounterPulse ‘Artist Residency Commissioning Program’ with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts. The project was further developed through residencies at OBORO and Prairie Theatre Exchange. MÆ was created with the support of resources available through Video Pool Media Arts Centre and On Screen Manitoba
Research contributions from: Thomas Wester in Portland, Kathy Casey, Larry Lavender, Rachel Harris and Ellen Furey in Montreal, Yağız Mungan in San Francisco and James Phillips / Will Pappenheimer in Montréal.
Full project credits: www.freyaolafson.com/mae