Workshop, residency centre, and venue for dissemination, Rustines|Lab is a creative research-creation lab dedicated to supporting media arts, new media, and audio art projects. The lab's primary purpose is to provide our
community with a place to connect with various actors and practitioners in both local and international contemporary art scenes. It is also devoted to providing emerging artists with production spaces, technical resources, and programs for research-creation to assist in the production of performance and installation projects.
This program offers research-creation assistance to local and national artists and artist collectives for the creation of digital arts, installation and performance projects. The residency provides space and equipment at Rustines|Lab for the production of a three(3)- to six(6)-week research creation project. A curator, critic or theoretician will be invited to collaborate with the artist-in-residence to draft a text on the researchcreation project or on the artist’s creative process.
This program seeks to offer the artists a space of encounter to support the development of a creative process. Meeting with the artist and drafting of a text, an author will participate in the process and in the artist’s reflection on his or her work.
Rustines|Lab offers different types of research-creation programs:
- Research-creation residencies (described on this page)
- Open source research residencies (FLOSS)
- Résidences Commutation
- Research-creation labs
- Digital art production
- Emergent Project