A Conference on Art, Industry & Innovation
Final Report


Welcoming Remarks

What is the place of art in a world where technology plays the predominant role we all know so well? How to reconcile these two universes so paradoxically opposed but undeniably linked in an era where technology offers new tools for artistic creation and multiples the possibilities for its diffusion.

To ask these essential questions as we enter the next millennium and, following the logic of the Souillac Charter proposed last year, to suggest what might be possible future collaboration between the two sectors, such is the merit of the second seminar, "Art, Industry and Innovation".

As seen in the following document, the working groups met July 6th to the 17th motivated by a willingness not to have just "another seminar" but to propose concrete actions.

The Regional Council is happy to have participated in such an original event and one which sums up well the spirit of our region, half way between tradition and modernity.

Martin Malvy,
President of the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council.

The Souillac II meeting was supported by the European Commission, DG XIII, the Arts Council of England, Bell Atlantic, the Government of Quebec's Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Canadian Embassy in Paris, the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, the city of Souillac and the Midi-Pyrénées Region. We wish here to express our sincere appreciation for that support.

Souillac II - Final Report

Uploaded 30 November 1998.


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