Mandate & History

MANDATE: 

Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices. Hybrid processes and new modes of production are at the core of the centre’s mandate, as is to support the work of emerging artists by providing them with an exchange platform with more established artists, through initiatives of a local and international scale. Eastern Bloc promotes audience participation, technological democratization, and the utilization of urban space via public intervention projects. Innovative in its nature, Eastern Bloc, through emerging artistic and technological practices, continues to advance a critical stance with regards to these many evolutions.

**Digital Art Dissemination: The act of spreading knowledge of digital art widely

**Digital Art: Any work made with digital technology or presented on digital technology

**Technological Democratization: Democratization of technology refers to the process by which access to technology rapidly continues to become more accessible to more people

Eastern Bloc is a member of :
the Regroupement des centres d’artiste autogéré du Québec , the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques , the LabàLab network, the Independent Media Arts Alliance and Culture Montréal.