MORPHOS is now accepting applications for its first international artist in residence program located in the Vortex Dome in Los Angeles, California. The program is for artists interested in experimenting and exploring fulldome technology and immersive experience. Artists will receive hands on training provided by Ethan Bach, access to the dome to work on projects and test concepts, one on one consultation and a public presentation of their experience at the end of the residency. The MORPHOS fulldome artist in residence will run June 1 – 30, 2014.
Vortex Dome LA is a state of the art facility located at the heart of L.A. Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles. The dome is 50 feet in diameter with a four projector system displaying a seamless 360-degree image. Vortex’s custom built software allows drag- drop playing and splitting of dome masters, real-time video mixing, multi-image display, and external sensor integration for interactive works. Vortex Immersion Media specializes in production and design for effects, gaming, interactive, experiential themed entertainment and immersive dome installation. www.vorteximmersion.com
Ethan Bach, Creative Director, is internationally known for his media art which is primarily in immersive and interactive media. He received his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bach was the Digital Dome Director at the Institute of American Indian Arts where he served as Principal Investigator for a DoD grant developing interactivity for fulldome and as research associate for a National Science Foundation grant developing tools and content for fulldome environments. Bach has run AIR programs for domes as well as curated shows for such events as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), the New Media Caucus and Currents International New Media Festival. www.ethanbach.com
Ethan Bach and Vortex Immersive Media came together to find a solution for the growing need of artists to work in fulldome facilities. There is an equal need within the dome community for new content and expressions in this fast changing medium. Recent innovations in dome technology allow for a variety of visual and aural expressions that turn the dome into an artist’s playground. “Please come join us as we explore this technology.”
For information on applying to the Vortex Immersion Media fulldome artist in residence program, go to http://opps.residencyunlimited.org/2014/vortex/fulldome-artist-in-residence/. The application deadline is March 14, 2014 11:59pm PST.