AltCity Istanbul is a digital arts residency, bringing artists from Turkey into creative collaboration to explore uses of creative technology to learn new methodologies and produce artwork that engage and speak to the fabric and communities of the city.
It is aimed to be a catalyst for improving the awareness of digital art for artists in Turkey, and their ability to make and collaborate on digital art projects for now and the future.
AltCity Istanbul is a partnership project by the British Council and Digi.logue, an interactive platform supported by Zorlu Holding and Zorlu Performing Arts Center to accelerate digital transformation and is produced by Quays Culture, Salford Quays based digital arts producers.
Artistic lead of the residency are Squidsoup, a UK based digital arts group, who specalise in digital media and light art.
About the Residency
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a two-week full time residency for artists from Turkey.
The aim of the residency will be on creativity, experience, and the production of work where digital is a tool not an end in itself, but artistic creativity.
Squidsoup will be using two distinct technological approaches and participating artists will gain hands-on experience in making examples of these from scratch. The technologies used will be based on Squidsoup’s BLOOM and SUBMERGENCE projects.
Squidsoup use digitally controlled light, emanating from hundred or even thousands of point sources to alter and affect our perception and meaning of physical space.
Participating artists will work in small groups (3-6 people), guided and aided by creative / technical mentors.
At the end of the two weeks the participating artists will mount and exhibition in the Digi.logue Space at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center.