Marc Vilanova (ESP)

Residency: September - November 2019

Marc Vilanova – sound and light artist working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Vilanova’s artistic production has always been led by a spirit of innovation fuelled by an interest in new media. Merging research and artistic practices onto experience-based projects in which concepts such as automation, machine self-expression, AI and superintelligence, the future of labor and the socio-political implications regarding society’s relationship with technology are explored.

Currently, he 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.

He 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, Vilanova led 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.

The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. The residency is organized in cooperation with Creative Industry Košice within Košice’s designation as UNESCO Creative City of media arts.