Artist Residency chattanooga
chattanooga film festival
A partnership; a friendship; a collaborationship
For five years, the Chattanooga Film Festival has continued its mission to fill four days in early April with as much incredible film, music, comedy and art as humanly possible, including films, parties, workshops, and good times. For its 5th year, ARC: Artist Residency Chattanooga is teaming up with CFF, creating the first Featured Exhibiting Artist in what is hopefully a new favorite festival tradition. This promises to be the biggest, craziest, most Chattanoogist film festival in 2018!
For the duration of the 2018 festival April 5-8, Bouscaren's installation (TBD) will be open to festival-attendees.
2018 SELECTED ARTIST
Bouscaren's work engages American spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state. From a technical perspective, his research works to extend our capacity to manipulate live video together with streaming internet feeds according to a variety of digital inputs in real time.
While in Chattanooga Bouscaren will be working to create a giant, ceiling-mounted styrofoam “Doom Cloud”, which will become a 'sculpted screen' awash in a video bath from multiple projectors. Visitors will be able to contribute their own live video images as mashed up with live internet news feeds and social media information as it is projection-mapped onto the surface of the cloud sculpture and barked out by speakers buried within it.
A widely accomplished artist, Bouscaren was recently featured in Peripheral Vision Arts and has recently been invited to both MOCA Tuscon and The Mattress Factory for a solo exhibition as an artist-in-residence. He received his MFA from University of Pennsylvania, and was a PhD Candidate in Media Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (ABD). He is represented by N2 Gallery in Barcelona and has exhibited globally, including residencies in Ethiopia and Armenia, as well as exhibiting at the AC Institute in New York City, the Fort Mason Center for Art and Culture in San Francisco, CA, and Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center of Pittsburgh, PA.