Lumen @ Chelsea: Free Digital Art Symposium 

20. Mar - 20. Mar 14 / ended Chelsea College of Arts



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UAL academics, digital artists & guest speakers discuss digital art.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition and Chelsea College of Arts are collaborating on a half-day digital art symposium at 45 Millbank, featuring Lumen Prize exhibiting artists and UAL academics and guests.

Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Lumen Jury Panel Member Doug Dodds will be opening the first Lumen Symposium @ Chelsea on the 20th March 2014, hosted by The Lumen Prize Exhibition, the world’s pre-eminent digital art prize, and the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts.

Although growing numbers of artists around the world use technology to create their work, the subject of digital art remains highly charged. Seminar participant and Lumen Prize Finalist Nicolas Feldmeyer notes: “The tools may be new, but the quest for an artist, as far as I am concerned, has not changed very much since cave painters.”

Other speakers include Lumen Prize 2013 Winner Katerina Athanasopoulou, 2013 Founder’s Prize winners Tim Pickup and Nicola Schauerman of Genetic Moo, a generative art duo, and Welsh artist David Gould RCA whose work was shortlisted for the Prize. Other speakers include Jonathan Kearny, programme leader of Camberwell College of Art’s MA Fine Art Digital programme; John Hill of Lucky PDF and Dr. Lois Rowe, Wimbledon College of Art’s Fine Art Programme Director.

Symposium Format

2pm: Carla Rapoport, to introduce the Lumen Prize. Doug Dodds of the V&A to introduce the V&A’s digital archive and afternoon discussion.

2.20pm: Introduction of Dr Lois Rowe (WCA), John Hill (Lucky PDF) and Jonathan Kearney (CCA), and introduction of artists.

2.25pm: Katerina Athanasoupolou, Lumen Prize 2013 winner, an animator based in London and lecturer at LCC will present her talk and answer questions

2.50pm: Nicolas Feldmeyer, Lumen Prize runner-up, will be discussing the idea of "Digital Archaic"; looking for something very old with new technologies, focusing on contrast between the new technologies he uses in his practice and the contemplative attitude behind them.

3.20pm: David Gould, Lumen 2013 shortlisted Cardiff-based artist will present his work, and answer questions from the panel.

3.50pm: Genetic Moo, Lumen Founder's Prize winners will describe their experiments in combining interactive art works to bring a digital ecosystem to life.

4.20 - 5pm: Conversation with Academics about the Artist’s work, exhibiting, selling and archiving digital work.

5.30 - 8pm: PV for Lumen Prize: Triangle Space

If you wish to attend the symposium, please send an RSVP email to

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