16.12.2019 - 14.06.2021
Terremoto and Ubisoft announce their collaboration on the conception and organization of a Residency Program open to Latin American and Latinx Artists, for a residence of 3 months in the Spring of 2021 at Red Storm Entertainment, Cary, North Carolina, USA.
Ubisoft, a global video games company founded in France in 1986 and present in more than 45 countries, is currently developing an international program of artistic residencies with the help of several cultural partners. The aim of this program is to encourage Ubisoft’s different game development studios and business subsidiaries to reflect upon the missions, values and creative processes that compose their daily operations, as well as contributing to culture at large.
Within this context, Ubisoft and Terremoto are happy to announce the launch of an artistic residency at Red Storm Entertainment, located in Cary, North Carolina, to take place in the spring of 2021. Red Storm Entertainment (RSE), creator of the acclaimed Tom Clancy’s video game series was founded in 1996 and joined Ubisoft’s network in 2000.
The partnership with Ubisoft offers unprecedented access to vanguard technologies that are seldom available to emerging artists in Latin America. The immersion of an artist foreign to the cultural context of RSE’s team members is presented here as a way to foster a discussion around Ubisoft’s creative processes and role as a mass culture producer, through a multidisciplinary and intercultural collaboration that will culminate in the production of an artwork that will be presented in a partner institution.
Through an open call launched through Terremoto’s networks on November 13, 2019, the artist selected for this inaugural program was Rio de Janeiro-based artist Anna Costa e Silva. She was selected in January 2020 through a two-stage process that involved Dorothée Dupuis, director of Terremoto; Bernardo de Souza, independent curator; Micha Cárdenas, artist and scholar; Pauline Jacquey, Ubisoft’s AIR Director; and Steve Reid, Executive VP and co-founder of RSE.
Costa e Silva is a visual artist and director from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She works in the intersections between film, visual arts and performing arts. She graduated in Filmmaking in 2009 and holds a Master Degree from the NYC School of Visual Arts. Her Project: A World Where All Relationships Were Erased, convinced the jury with the possibility of interactions with RSE team, interweaving social practice, cutting-edge technology and experimental story-telling.
Costa e Silva’s residency, initially planned in April 2020 for a 3-month period, is postponed to Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More info soon.