Carl Cheng, Tar Pool Laboratory

Carl Cheng, Tar Pool Laboratory, © John Doe Co., photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

LACMA's Art+Tech Lab Featured in Bloomberg’s Art+Technology Video Series

March 30, 2020

Recently, LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab was featured in Bloomberg’s Art+Technology video series. Supported by our presenting sponsor Hyundai, it investigates the many different ways in which artists incorporate technology into their practice.

The episodes featuring LACMA explore the role of technology in the museum and look at how it shapes the Art + Tech Lab’s collaborations with artists and engineers. Highlighted are the Lab’s recent projects with Kirsten Mosher, who used a variety of tools, such as satellite imagery and 3D modeling to realize her installation, Soul Mate 180°, and Carl Cheng, who brings over 60 years of working with technology to his ongoing work, Tar Pool Project.

Lab technology advisor John Suh, Vice President and Founding Director of Hyundai CRADLE, appears in the videos and speaks to the industry side of the collaborations—a perspective not frequently seen. After working with a number of artists in our program, including Johnathon Keats and ScanLAB Projects, Suh has developed an easy rapport with many Lab participants that is reflected in the third episode’s conversation with him, Mosher, and myself.

The Art + Technology Lab is presented by

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The Art + Technology Lab is made possible by Accenture and Snap Inc.

Additional support is provided by SpaceX and Google.

The Lab is part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology.

Seed funding for the development of the Art + Technology Lab was provided by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission through the Productivity Investment Fund and LACMA Trustee David Bohnett.