Fall 2010: v.06 n.02: Dynamic Coupling
Executive Editor, Media-N
Overview and transcription of onsite video interview (September 13, 2010.)
Located on the outskirts of Paris, LE CUBE has been in existence for 10 years, and is the outcome of “Art 3000”, an association that for 20 years has been at the forefront of the debate on digital technologies in France, and who organized ISEA 2000 in Paris. A well established digital media center, LE CUBE offers a program of activities that includes exhibitions, residencies, co-productions, workshops, conferences, and a biennial festival, to name a few.
At present, they are working together with government partnerships and with architect Jean Nouvel, in a large cultural project in the island called “L’isle Seguin.” This island in the middle of the river Seine will exclusively house art and culture institutions, events, and projects; and LE CUBE will have its new structure there. I interviewed Nils Aziosmanoff, President of LE CUBE, about the past, the present, and the future of this digital media center; including plans for their new building in “L’isle Seguin.”
When I visited the center on September 13th, LE CUBE’s team was mounting their 4th Festival – that ran from September 22nd to October 3rd – and I took the opportunity to also interview Carine Le Malet, in charge of Artistic Programming for the festival. Carine spoke about LE CUBE’s general program and about their biennial festival.
More information can be accessed at:
LE CUBE: www.lecube.com
LE CUBE FESTIVAL: www.cubefestival.com
Pat Badani is an internationally exhibiting artist, researcher and writer, and has been Deputy Executive Editor for Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus since 2010. She has received significant awards including a one-year Canada Council Media Arts Research Grant. Badani has held full-time academic positions and lectured in the USA, Canada, and France. Her scholarly essays have been published in journals and in books.