ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 22. November 2012
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Hintere Zollamtsstraße 17 / 3. Stock, A-1030 Wien
LOUIS-PHILIPPE ST-ARNAULT UND DOMINIC ST-AMANT
"SAT - Immersives tools for a growing community"
After years of research in the field of immersion, construction of the first immersive theater dedicated to cultual and social research and development, full year openned laboratory and production department dedicated to immersive works and contents, SAT place itself as a world leader in uncommon application of spherical imagery. Talk about solutions for fulldome standardization regarding as well the diffusion and production. Immersion department of SAT developed production and diffusion pipelines that make content creation really easy for any artist and give them the possibility to diffuse in any kind of dome configuration even in pre-rendered mode or in live application, without having to care about the mapping of the projectors. By getting there, SAT is defining a way of creating an open artistic and research community that grow fast and that allow important repercussion on cultural, technological and social field.
Director // SAT-Immersion
Based in Montreal, Louis-Philippe first act about ten years as a space, object and light designer according his scenographic work with theatre, dance, performing arts and finally media arts. Inspired by architecture and animated by sensorial curiosity, LP created spaces and performing installations that always point at global physical experiences and more immersive environments. After few interactive setups by his own and performative project sets with several precious collaborators such as Benoit Lachambre, Kondition Pluriel, Emmanuel Jouthe, Carole Nadeau, Jean Ranger and Chanti Wadge, his focus was pushed on a precise subject that worth his attention for a while : immersion and virtuality of public spaces. In 2007, linked with Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] and based on some of their previous researches, he started the Labodome: a team dedicated to continuous immersive development and targetting accessibility of workflow in that field. After the Satosphere design in 2009, keeping an eye on artistic opportunities, he is now directing the Immersion department at [SAT].
Video Lead // SAT-Immersion
Coming from the cinematographic production industry, Dominic St-Amant creates Azile Films in 2002. Growing as an autodidact, he developed several technical skills. In 2008, he’s invited by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) to develops production and diffusion tools for immersive environments. After nearly 5 years of R&D, he contributes to the creation of the Satosphere, where he’s now working on spherical productions and gives classes to the video artist’s community.