Christophe Leclercq worked as project manager from 2004 to 2010 at CITU, an interdisciplinary research laboratory at Paris 8 and Paris 1 Universities. For 5 years, he was in charge of matching artists and engineers/programmers, and of managing their subsequent collaborations, ensuring the development of experimental projects in art and heritage and the promotion and diffusion of their research via exhibitions, workshops, lectures and conferences. His research is based, in large part, on the digital archives of art history and other external art projects (i.e E.A.T. Datascape). He also collaborated with Anarchive on a series of DVD-Roms, books and internet resources designed to enable exploration of an artist’s overall oeuvre via diverse archival material. He joined the médialab and the project AIME (An Inquiry into Modes of Existence) as project manager. As well as all the financial issues, day-to-day operations, organisation of the project and contact with institutions, he is exploring how new digital tools can inspire artists and energise their work in the context of this collective inquiry.
LECLERCQ, Christophe et GIRARD, Paul. The Experiments in Art and Technology Digital Archive. Rewire 2011 : The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM. septembre 2011