Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing
Le Fresnoy is a post-graduate art and audiovisual research centre. Its aim is to enable young artists to produce works using professional standard equipment under the direction of established artists. The theoretical and practical work embraces all audiovisual languages, from electronic and traditional media (photography, cinema, video) to digital technology and other state of the art media developments. The projects developed by students are directed by invited artists/teachers who, in the course of their one or two year residency, will produce a personal project with the assistance of students. The artists who have acted as visiting teachers at Le Fresnoy since October 1997 are, among many others: Michael Snow, Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman, Mathieu Amalric, Benoît Jacquot, Tsaï Ming-liang, Miguel Gomes, Denis Côté, João Pedro Rodrigues, Antoni Muntadas, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Christian Rizzo, Jean-Claude Brisseau.