Projects

 

IMARTE
2017-2019

Projecte Consolidat 

 

IMARTE. Investigació en processos artístics i noves tecnologies (2017-2019 SGR 1182)
Modalitat del grup: GRC

Projecte consolidat
Universitat o Institució de recerca: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Belles Arts

Coordinador/a del grup: Alicia Vela Cisneros
Investigador*s: Eloi Puig, Dra. Antònia Vilà, Dra. Eugènia Agustí, Dra. Laura Barigorri, Dr. Carles Ameller, Dr. Abert Valera, Dra. Àngels Viladomiu, Dra. M. Mercè Casanovas, Dra. Cristina Pastó, Dr. Jordi Bielsa, Dr. Salvador Juanpere, Dr. Òscar Padilla, Dr. Javier Lozano, Dr.Joaquim Cantalozella, Dra. Marta Negre, Dr.Txuma Sánchez, Dra. Montse Carreño.

Col·laborador*s: Dra. Esther Moñivas, Dr. Ramón Sangüesa, Dr. Enrique martínez Leal, Dr. Víctor M. Ornelas Magalhaes, Tere Badía, Marta Gracía, Darko Fritz.

Becàries de recerca: Beatriz Regueira Pons i Alejandra López Gabrielidis.

 

 

IN>TRA
2016-2018

Research I+D
(Coordinated Project)

 

Research Project: IN>TRA. The collaborative artistic practice as an experience model: New forms and prototypes in research processes (HAR2015-63952-C3-1-P).

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy and Competiveness co-financed with European Funds.
Head Researchers: Alicia Vela and Eloi Puig.


Coordinator Project: Metamethod III: Shared Methodologies in research processes and new artistic practices.  

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy and Competiveness co-financed with European Funds.
Research Staff: Alicia Vela, Eloi Puig, Antonia Vilà, Eugenia Agustí, Esther Moñivas and Pilar Bonet. Collaborators: Ramon Sangüesa, Óscar Padilla and Ainara Elgoibar.
Research Fellows: Lúa Coderch, Alejandra López Gabrielidis and Beatriz Regueira Pons.

Sub-project: Printed Matter II. From digital virtuality to three-dimensional materiality in artistic research.

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy and Competiveness co-financed with European Funds.
Head Researchers: Albert Valera and Maria Angeles Viladomiu.
Research Staff: Mercè Casanovas, Cristina Pastó, Jordi Bielsa, Salvador Juanpera, Javier Lozano, Joaquim Cantalozella, Marta Negre and Enrique Martínez Leal (Art Department - University of California Santa Cruz).

 

IMARTE
2014-2016

Consolidated Project 

Consolidated Research Group: IMARTE. Research On Artistic Processes and New Technologies. 2014-2016 (SGR1625). 

Consolidated Project.
Main researcher (coordinator): Dra. Alicia Vela Cisneros.
Research Staff: Dra. María Eugènia Agustí Camí, Dr. Carlos Ametller Ferretjans, Dra. Laura Baigorri Ballarin, Dr. Jordi Bielsa Mialet, Dra. Ma. Teresa Blanch Malet, Dra. Ma. Mercè Casanovas Aleix, Dr. Salvador Juanepere Huguet, Dra. Crisitina Pastó Aguila, Dr. Eloi Puig Mestre, Dr. Alberto Valera García, Dra. Antònia Vilà , Dra. Ma. Angeles Viladomiu Canela.
Research Fellows: Ainara Elgoibar, Lúa Coderch.

 

MetaMethod II.
2013-2015

Research R&D

(Coord.)

Research Project: MetaMethod II. Shared Methodologies in Research Process and New Artistic Practices. 2013-2015 (HAR2012-39378-C03-01).

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy an Competiveness co-financed with European Funds.
Main Researcher: Dra. Alicia Vela.
Research Staff: Dr. Eloi Puig, Dra. Mercé Casanovas, Dr. Antònia Vila, Dra. Laura Baigorri, Dr. David Casacuberta (UAB), Dra. Eugenia Augusti, Dra. Teresa Blanch, Ricardo Iglesias.
Research Fellows: Ainara Elgoibar, Lúa Coderch.


Research Sub-Project 2: Printed Matter: From the digital virtuality to the three-dimensional materiality in artistic research. 2013-2015 (HAR2012-39378-C03-02).

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy an Competiveness co-financed with European Funds.
Main Researcher: Dr. Albert Valera.
Research Staff: Dra. Mercé Casanovas, Dra. Cristina Pastó, Dra. Eugenia Augusti, Dra. Maria Angeles Viladomiu, Dr. Jordi Bielsa, Dr. Salvador Juanpere, Dr. Enrique Martínez Leal (Art Department - University of California Santa Cruz).

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MetaMethods.
2010-2013

Research R&D

Research Project: MetaMethods. Shared methodologies and artistic processes in the  Knowledge Society. 2010-2013 (HAR2010-18453 (sub-ART).

Funding Institution: Ministry of Economy an Competiveness co-financed with European Funds / Ministry of Science And Innovation.
Main Researcher: Dra. Alicia Vela.
Research Staff: Dr. Eloi Puig, Dra. Mercé Casanovas, Dr. Antoni Vila, Dra. Laura Baigorri, Dr. David Casacuberta, Dra. Cristina Pastó, Dra. Eugenia Augusti, Dr. Carles Ameller, Dra. Teresa Blanch.
Research Fellows: Anja Steidinger, Josefina Lopez, Jordi Bielsa, and Luz Broto.

 

Expanded Printing. 2007-2009

Research R&D

Research Project: Expanded Printing. Art and Printing; the impact of digital media in the context of printed art. 2007-2009. (HUM2007-64757/ARTE)

Funding Institution: Ministry of Science And Innovation and FEDER Funds.
Main Researcher: Dra. Alicia Vela
Research Staff: Dr. Eloi Puig, Dra. Mercè Casanovas, Dra. Antònia Vilà , Dra. Laura Baigorri y Dr. David Casacuberta
Research Fellows: Montserrat Ras, Monica Febrer, Mana Salehi, Luz Broto, Jordi Bielsa, Anja Steidinger and Josefina López

 

Binary Prospections
2005-2009

Consolidated SGR

Research Project: Binary Prospections. ACT (Art, Science and Technology). Methods of cientific visualization. 2005-2009. (SGR-00395).
Consolidated project. UBAR. Interdepartamental and Interfacultative.

Principal resaercher: Dr. Eloi Puig.
Researchers: Dra. Alicia Vela, Dra. Pilar Palomer, Dra. Cristina Pastó, Dra. Mercè Casanovas, Dra. Antònia Vilà , Dra. Laura Baigorri, Dra. Dolors Tapias, Dra. Stella Veciana, Dr. David Casacuberta, Prf. Eugènia Agustí and Prf. Eva Vila Pou.
Research Fellows: Monica Febrer, Marta Negrei, Montse Ras.

 

Binary Prospections.
2003-2006
2000-2003

Research R&D

Research Project: Binary Prospections II. 2003-2006 (BHA2003-02938)

Main Researcher: Dra. Alicia Vela
Research Staff: Dra. Mercè Casanovas, Dra. Pilar Palomer, Dra. Antònia Vilà, Dr. Eloi Puig, Dra. Laura Baigorri
Research Fellows: Marta Negre, Fina Padró, Montserrat Ras, Mònica Febrer, Mana Salehi 


Research Project: Binary Prospections. 2000-2003 (BHA2000-0734)

Main Researcher: Dra. Alicia Vela
Research Staff: Dra. Mercè Casanovas, Dra. Pilar Palomer, Dra. Antònia Vilà, Dr. Eloi Puig
Research Fellows: Daniel Sanllei, Blanca Navas, Marta Negre

 

Project Description: IN>TRA. The Artistic Collaborative Practice as a Model of Experience: New Forms and Prototypes.

IN>TRA is the qualitative development of the results obtained in the previous research projects MetaMethods I and II. In this project we want to go beyond the collaboration based in the mutual observation and the comparative study of work methodologies in techno-scientific and artistic domains to propose axes of conjoint production among different agents in order to build new prototypes

The prototype understood as a functional model (albeit provisional and therefore not yet stable) in which makes visible the main problematics and active principles of something that is still close to intuition, but that will bear the collaborative work between potential agents in different domains: universities, entreprises, institutions and social organizations that act both in the artistic and the techno-scientific fields. 

The Coordinated Project IN>TRA is structured in two sub-projects with specific goals and interests and an horizontalm activity that draw traversal research lines which allows identify problematics and elaborate common knowledge.  

MetaMethod III (Coordinator Project). Stands for the power of the artistic practices to identify  technic-conceptual synergies and to provoke transference phenomena. From the experience accumulated in MetaMethod and MetaMethod II and based in the current work of the subprojects it aims to assay and to provoke experiences, technics and work methodologies in order to elaborate a prototype for the detection of indicators which could point out possible knowledge transferences.

Printed Matter II (Sub-project). The goal of this project is to create new research lines about the use of printing technology and 3D scan in the process of plastic creation. Directed from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona, aims to establish a collaboration with RepRapBCN of the CIM Foundation of the Polithenich University of Catalunya, the Spanish Association of Rapid Manufacturing (ASERM), the Fabrication Atheneum of Les Corts, McNeel Europe and Hewlett Packard. 


Project Definition: MetaMethod II; MetaMethod II. Shared Methodologies in Research Processes and New Artistic Practices.

This project analizes the relationships between Art and Research, in order to approach the study of art forms in a globalized cultural environment. To accomplish this we propose new methodological strategies that necessarily involve interaction with another disciplines. Our aim is, firstly, to analyze the changes that occur in art development and its position within the knowledge society and, second, to influence the transformation of artistic practices in these new production conditions.

The procedure involves to get in touch with communication platforms that allow us to establish a critical dialogue among the different models, interpretations and paradigms that are currently investigating the involvement of art practice as a specific and dynamic space of cultural activity.

Subproject 2. Printed Matter: From the digital virtuality to the three-dimensional materiality in artistic research.

To start a research line on innovations with 3D printing technology. To continue the sub-line initiated by the group Imarte on 2D printing. Continue the collaboration with leading companies in these technologies. Analyze from that point of view the arrival of material presence in art projects, through experimentation, documentation and publication of results.

 


Project Definition: MetaMethods.

Our goal is to research on new methodological strategies of display and interpretation of art processes and their relationship with science. These methodologies would be based on the observation of the working methods used in scientific research, mapping such research onto data visualizations that allow for their transformation into art processes. We are interested in expanding the experience we have so far gathered as researchers in the field of digital technology in order to create a network of interactions between artists and scientists. For this reason we propose a space for encounter and collaboration between different research centers.

Objectives:

1. Artistic Research based on  the observation of scientific methods in different laboratories based in the following centers:
-Parque cientifico (PCB).
-Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNC),
-Environmental Health Clinic de NYU (EEUU, New York),
-Departament de Psiquiatria. Hospital de Sant Pau (Barcelona)
-Quality Image. Laboratoris Color EGM (Barcelona)

2. Experimentation and formalization of the research activity in different media, devices and contexts.

3. Conducting a workshop related to the above mentioned research lines.

4. Create an international network together with other research groups in order to share knowledge and methodologies, based on an understanding of the network itself  from the perspective of the paradigm that a digital environment defines, where processes at the simultaneously tools of communication, research and knowledge.

5. Dissemination and theorization of results. (on-line magazine).


Project Definition: Expanded Printing.

The main goal of this project is to develop, contrast and share our studies in the field of artistic production made with digital technologies, from the perspective of their use in new creative methodologies.

Our most immediate objective is to organize an international forum in the shape of a symposium. This activity will be key to allow discussion, debate and exchange of opinions on  the impact that digital media has had over the past ten years in the context of the computerized printed image. It aims to generate an exchange of experiences that should dynamize our research structure, and therefore increase our expertise in the field of contemporary art today.

Objectives:

1. To gather a corpus of art produced through digital media, which will containing within itself (as artworks) the outcome of the research process.

  1.1
To develop a technical research line on the materials and technologies of  new media related to two-dimensional and three-dimensional impression.
  1.2
To organise, design and produce a "Collaborative Magazine" to be published on-line.   

2. To organize and host the following symposium: "The Expanded Print. The Impact of Digital Media in the Context of Printed Image".

  2.1
To analyse the impact that innovations in digital language have had over printing processes.
  2.2
Confluence of different disciplines.
  2.3
To generate a platform of debate that invigorates our knowledge on current contemporary art.
  2.4 To share the results obtained.


Project Definition: Binary Prospections.

Our research group emerged in 1998 (as a pre-competitive group) out of the activities held in the following postgraduate course: From the Engraved Print to the Digital Print, which was organised by the Printmaking Section of the University of Barcelona. Its aim was to rethink digital technologies applied to printed art.

In 2000 BINARY PROSPECTIONS was awarded the status of R&D Project:

The emergence of a new digital culture creates a new complex and specific language. Our aim is to analyze its elements and investigate about their specific functions. The analysis of the medium reveals the need for a redefinition of traditional concepts such as originality, reproduction, authorship, copyright, plagiarism and the network. The language, understood as information, is codified, and therefore provokes structural changes.

The objectives of this project are:

1. To gather a corpus of artworks created with digital media, where the outcome of the research is retained within the work itself.

2. Isolation or identification of the creative mechanisms inherent to the technological medium. To research a new methodological approach towards the medium and its distribution.

3. Theoretical studies on the transformation of languages generated by these means. Study of the medium through the creation with the medium itself: to incorporate metalanguage and error as constructive elements. The combination of diverse digital image making means reconsidering the notion of authorship.

4. Creating a platform for debate across the Web with other art institutions regarding "reproduction".


 Collaborating Companies

We are grateful to the companies Epson and Hewlett-Packard for their collaboration with the project through the assignment of machinery to develop art projects in digital printing.