The LATITUDE Residency program brings 8-10 artists into the lab annually to develop and produce their projects free of charge while receiving guidance, training and support from staff and volunteers. Artists gain access to the LATITUDE community through their day-to-day interactions, studio visits, and staff supported development of a piece of free public programming. In return, artists are asked to be active as both resources and mentors to the LATITUDE community, sharing their insights and creative methods.
The goal of the residency program is to further LATITUDE's mission of promoting creative collaboration between our users and the wider art and photographic communities.
Current Artist in Residence: KT Duffy
KT Duffy (b. 1987) is a new media artist and educator from Chicago, IL. Their mission in life is to demystify coding and technology for creatives, with a focus on those underrepresented in STEM fields. They received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Their work has most recently been shown in a two-person exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art, a solo exhibition corresponding with their residency as PIXELFACE (collaboration with Ali Seradge) at LoRez Brewery in Chicago, and a solo show at Terrault Gallery in Baltimore, MD. They are currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.
A lot of times when I am doing visual research technology, it is literally the lens that fleshy bits are being viewed through. It becomes like a mediator between the bio/entity and human comprehension of the form. I’m really interested in this translation to human scale via technology, and how in that translation the “thing” is inevitably transformed into something else completely. Tardigrades are a great example of this.