The Post Image Cluster is part of the cross-faculty Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, a research centre at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.¬†The Post Image Cluster is uniquely located both within an academic and contemporary art context.
Chih-Chien Wang Dry Flower and Paper Roll 2017
Since the advent of digital technology, the photographic practice has experienced deep transformations. The new millenium has forced artists to reposition themselves, while familiar production methods used by image artists since several decades were disappearing and being replaced with new idioms. Beyond digital technologies, social media and the web, the current age sees researchers seek a renewed balance between the ¬ęnew¬Ľ technologies and the ¬ęclassical¬Ľ language and tools of image-making.
Image-based researchers (group and individuals) are defining the Post Image Cluster as a dynamic research space with an open studio access model. The Post Image Cluster¬†allows researchers to come together around ongoing projects, to take part in discussion, analysis, exchange and critical commentary, and to join in the production of individual and collective dissemination programs. Research training and technical training in digital imaging, sharing of research through artist presentations, roundtable forums, onsite exhibitions, web publications, developing a research network through artist residencies, are some of the activities that are conducted and encouraged.¬†The Post Image Cluster provides researchers and grad students with access to a high-end technical platform (printers, scanners, portable equipment) and¬†supports them in the production of sophisticated artworks for exhibition and publication.
For more information about Milieux Institute visit¬†milieux.concordia.ca
Apply to become a Post Image Cluster member by downloading the application form here and returning it to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org. All membership applications are reviewed by the Post Image Board, which is comprised of 9 Post Image Cluster Members including the Cluster Research Coordinator.
For your information, these are the different categories of Post Image Cluster Membership:
Full Time Faculty Members: People who are interested in image-based practice or research and would to contribute to cluster activities and funding initiatives.
Part Time Faculty Members: People who are interested in image based practice or research who want to contribute to cluster activities.
Graduate Student Members: Invited graduate students who would like to contribute to cluster research, activities and broader activity collaborations with faculty members.
Visiting Artist Members: Invited artists who want to contribute to cluster activities as well as embark on thematically relevant research and/or work production.
Affiliate Members: Artists, researchers and research-assistants affiliated with post image via their contribution to a project or research initiative. These members are invited by faculty and approved by the board.
Undergraduate Fellow Members: Two undergraduate student members are nominated each academic year by the Post Image Board based on their academic achievements and artistic practice.