T h e C E N T E R f o r 4 D A R T S
Director: Linda Law
Co-founders: Linda Law and Maria Marewski
291 Main Street, Suite 2 • Beacon, NY12508 • 845-510-8081 • 845-532-3035(c) • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for 4D Arts, a not-for profit arts and technology organization based in Beacon, NY, is designed to be a full service access and education center to support the exploration and development of the 4D arts (3D+Time). The 4D arts include stereo video, holography, lenticular images and a range of new 3D image making techniques.
The Center for 4D Arts (4DArts) is poised to carry out this mission through maintaining a state of the art production and exhibition facility that supports hands-on workshops, seminars, exhibitions, equipment rentals and training consultancies, an artist-in-residence program for advanced practitioners, the production of limited editions of 4D arts projects and an online 3D magazine/blog. Our goal is to create a rich collaborative environment to further the creative exploration of 3D space through time.
Co-founders Linda Law and Maria Marewski, long time colleagues and educators, combine their areas of expertise to create a deep foundation and forward momentum at The Center for 4D Arts providing innovative solutions for the issues in a uniquely creative environment.
We are currently well into our first phase. Having moved into our initial space, programming for our first season of events / lectures / workshops is under way and will begin in September at our new location. We have a business plan in place and have located an ideal space in Beacon for Phase II of our plan. Through our fiscal sponsorship by The Solo Foundation, The Center for the 4D Arts has a wide range of opportunities for donations and for sponsorships of our programs, services, website and exhibitions. As a not-for-profit organization with the capacity to offer tax write-offs for equipment donations, we are approaching leading manufacturers of a variety of 3D equipment and will make this equipment available to artists as tools for the creation and exhibition of 3D art works, film showings, and installations. Sponsorship of various aspects of our programs will also facilitate the development of our new location and our programming. Our website will offer prime advertising opportunities for manufacturers to reach their customer base of industry professionals and artists. With the launch of our on-line magazine in Phase II, we intend to provide an up-to-the minute resource of knowledge and experience with the latest 3D technology in a creative environment geared to support the growth of the most imaginative and inventive content.
We have located a building with approximately 5,000 sq ft of open space that can be subdivided into administrative offices, lecture/seminar rooms and a large open showroom in a prime location. This is adjacent to a newly developing spa / restaurant / hotel complex that will be opening in the Fall of 2011. This area is expected to be a very active part of Main Street where there are many galleries, restaurants and event spaces. This space is currently under renovation and expected to be completed by the end of the summer. We feel strongly that this is an ideal location for The Center for 4D Arts and one which needs to be seized quickly as real estate is being rapidly snapped up in Beacon.
Our online magazine has a mission to report on new equipment, software, technology, and creative techniques in all aspects of 3D and will be a showplace for new 3D content. As a experienced writer for Advanced Imaging magazine and Computer Graphics World magazine on all aspects of 3D, Linda Law will guide the editorial and writing team to cover multiple aspects of 3D including 3D TV, 3D movie making, 3D Gaming, 3D lenticular images, 3D in domes, Auto Stereo displays, and Analogue and Digital Holography.
Holographic Fine Arts Foundry
The development of a Holographic Arts Foundry is modeled on Beacon's historic roots at Tallix, a world-class facility for the creation of bronze sculptures. We would like to develop a cutting edge holographic facility staffed by leading holographic technicians where artists can visit to create unique holographic art in the best facilities available. This will be a place where artists can come to learn, explore their ideas and then commission work that will be executed by our technicians. Many leading artists have worked before in holography through a program that was known as "The C Project". The 20 or so artists that participated in this project included Chuck Close, James Turrell, Louise Bourgoise, Eric Orr, and John Baldessari to name a few. The artist who co-ordinated "The C Project", Ron Mallory, has expressed interest in working with us to bring artists to our facility; two leading laboratories that were involved in various aspects of the C Project have offered to donate a large amount of equipment, (essentially 2 whole facilities) and to help us set it up and train technicians; a leading engineer in the field has offered to donate his services to us if we can find an appropriate space and some funding for the program; and several other individuals have also offered a range of equipment donations. We have located an appropriate space for this facility near to the initial space described above, we have the technical staff available to work for us, we have artists interested in creating art with us. We now need the initial funding that it will take to put these components together.
An Independent 3D Film Festival
The general public will be exposed to the emerging field of 3D content and practitioners in the field will have the opportunity to meet the directors of newly released films and discuss with them the creative and technical aspects of their film-making.
Long Term Vision
The Center for 4D Arts has the potential to be a prominent and easily accessible facility with a vibrant creative environment staffed by knowledgeable and creative individuals. We wish to offer the best facilities, equipment and education services to both artists and the general public and become a primary resource for anyone seeking information on the latest developments that use 3D + Time. As such we see ourselves also as a major resource to manufacturers of 3D equipment, to broadcasters of 3D content, to publishers of 3D content, to developers of content for all 3D devices and, most importantly, for a large number of artists for whom we wish to offer a range of amazing tools to create new frontiers in art.