MAKING TOMORROW'S CULTURE TODAY

Artengine is an artist-run futurelab that brings together artists, designers, technologists, and researchers to explore the social impacts of emerging technologies through collaborative learning and production.

Outdoor Projection in Port Hope with Johann Baron Lanteigne, Laura Taler and Mercedes Ventura

Artengine is delighted to collaborate with Critical Mass on their first Illuminights – an outdoor projection for Port Hope, Ontario. Fluid Light brings a cross section of projects that combine analogue and digital technologies with both contemplative and playful video projections into the streets of this changing Ontario small town. With work from Johann Baron Lanteigne, Laura Taler and a world premier of work from Mercedes Ventura.

Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Meryl McMaster, Sasha Phipps and The Macronauts

Entanglements presents artworks by Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Meryl McMaster, Sasha Phipps and The Macronauts. Together they explore stories of ecological change and entangled perspectives – of vulnerable and troubled spaces, people, and species, bound in a series of evolving relationships.

Considering the relationship of art, architecture and craft in process

This exhibition explores the collaborations between architecture studio, artists and crafts people in the design and construction of the Mingei Museum in Sand Diego. Jennifer Luce and her design studio collaborated extensively with a number of artists and crafts people to create custom elements for the museum. These works combine both analogue and digital technologies and explore the potential or even necessity of collaboration in the design and production.

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Negotiating Digital Space in Culturally Significant Storytelling

Artengine is delighted to be supporting the newly formed organization Mindful Habitats with their online presentation series Negotiating Digital Space in Cultural Significant Storytelling. These series explores the relationship between narrative and our experience of the environment around us….

Sourdough Rising

This week we kicked off our new cultural incubator program Sourdough. The beta version of the program includes three participants all developing new projects for their creative communities. They will meet together on a weekly basis for mentorship and workshops from leading artists and cultural producers from around the world. …

Welcome Junior Fellows!

We welcome our first Junior Fellows to Artengine – Annika Walsh and Kayla Eli!  The Junior Fellowship program helps recent graduates transition out of the school context and into their professional practice. Annika and Kayla will be grounded at Artengine until the end of the year, making and exploring the beginning of their artistic practices i…

remixed in residence

Remixed
Remixed is an immersive listening party that can be experienced at-home or in-person. Together, we travel down the spine of change, connected by our custom app, the portal into the performance. Five years in the making, Remixed gathers true stories of transformation from all over the globe in a personal and multi-faceted meditation on how we i…

Welcome to New Team Members!

Artengine welcomes Najeeba Ahmed and Mercedes Ventura to our team as part of a new internship program.  Najeeba (they/them) is an artist and designer with a bachelor’s degree in biology and visual arts at the University of Ottawa. They are currently doing their Masters research on nakshi kantha in Bangladesh.  Mercedes (she/her/they) is an artist…

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

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Artengine’s Artistic Director Ryan Stec in conversation with Digital Economies Lab (DEL) participant, strategist, designer, artist and independent creative director, Julie Gendron, where they discuss Gendron’s work on the Offer Need Machine (ONM). Within this discussion Gendron addresses quantifying value by breaking down the mechanics of trust, recreating the ephemerality of chance interaction, and rating and evaluating with care.

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Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey helped shape the structure of the Digital Economies Lab and here we discuss their vision for artistic prosperity in the 21st century. We chat about artists’ complicated relationship to capital and how we are in an exciting moment of transformation. Join us, as we delve into questions of value, the pace of production, and our perception of reality, augmented or not.

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What is software without hardware? Join us as DEL participant, artist and National Director of the Independent Media Arts Alliance Emmanuel Madan shares his vision for the viability of the Arts ecosystem and what role a union, Artwork_Local404, could play within that system. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of language, authorship, and time when it comes to the development of meaningful work (tools, platforms, initiatives and art).