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.

 

Yekta Çetinkaya

The exhibition Wishes from Hereafter came to life through a residency at Artengine and will be on view from April 15 until April 30, with a reception on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 8 pm. (Open until midnight on the night of the reception).

01/03/2023

Storytelling Salon

Storywell is an anthology series presented by Creatorland Inc., that promotes the connection between people of diverse backgrounds and artistic disciplines to shift mindsets around our shared understanding of storytelling so that we can transform ourselves, and how we interact with the world around us.

01/02/2023

Interstellar Alternatives

This immersive 3D environment addresses themes of colonialism, exploitation and consumption by examining a possible future of space travel and tourism. Interstellar Illusions leverages science fiction and fantasy aesthetics within a navigate-able speculative narrative. Viewers are invited to explore a fictional and abandoned extraplanetary luxury resort. It is unclear as to why the resort has been vacated, but what’s left behind offers an eerie glimpse of what the future of space travel and tourism could be.

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TouchDesigner Meet Up

Come share your projects and get connected with others working with TouchDesigner in the region!…

Maylee Todd - The Fundamentals of Ableton and How to Build a Multimedia Show with Ableton Live

Artengine is partnering with Pique, as part of their new full roster of programming under the title Topique, to bring you an introductory Ableton workshop with the talented and delightful Maylee Todd. …

Jesse Stewart @ Pique

For the upcoming Pique event Artengine will be hosting Jesse Stewart in the Studio. Stewart brings his characteristic artistic ingenuity and exceptional performance skills to the event with an interactive piece for a collection of custom built gongs. Built out from the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) tool…

Annika Walsh shooting Chinese Croquembouche for upcoming Food Conference.

In the studio this week with Annika Walsh. In her words, “Chinese Croquembouche is a savoury twist on a classic French dessert presented as a durational interactive sculpture. A traditional croquembouche consists of choux pastry puffs piled into a cone and bound together with threads of caramel. Chinese Croquembouche has a savoury filling and is bo…

Resident Sarah Conn presenting Remix in Victoria

Sarah Conn’s experience Remixed premiered in Western Canada from May 5th-6th at SKAM studios Victoria. The creator of the Project Trophy, which explored life’s turning points, introduced Remixed: a 45 minute personalized polyphonic playlist of true stories and prompts on transformation set in a colour changing garden inspired space.The playlist in…

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

ARTENGINE IDEAS

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Join us as Macy Siu gives us the lowdown on another development from the Digital Economies Lab – the Offer/Need Machine. In an era where the gig economy has monetized every informal network from ride sharing to pet sitting, the Offer/Need Machine proposes a network of decentralized reciprocity. Pay close attention to when Siu explains the need for an anti-capitalist model and more-than-human design.

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Cheryl L’Hirondelle joins us in the Artengine Studio to talk about her conversations with eels and a broader understanding of communicating with the world. After an excellent artist talk on the development her work Nipawiwin Akikodjiwan: Pimizi ohci (which you can check out here), Artengine’s Artistic Director, Ryan Stec, chatted with Cheryl about the works relationship to politics and the Climate Crisis, language and the land and the eels desire for her project.

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This discussion brings together artist, scholar and Director of Creating Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations at the Canada Council for the Arts, Steven Loft; craft historian Sandra Alfoldy; architect Tom Bessai; and fashion designer, Valerie Lamontagne, to consider the way we talk about making. Which terms do you we use to describe what is done now? Some reach back to claim connection to European traditions of craft while others search for new broadly inclusive language. What is important in staking a claim on terms and definitions? How do we facilitate constructive and inclusive conversations about making?