The BBC loves electronic art

February 4th, 2010

Perusing my CRUMB list emails this morning highlighted this eloquent quote from BBC art critic Will Gompertz: It’s interesting that, as far as I am aware, no contemporary artist has yet harnessed this extraordinary technology to make a significant artwork. Of course, maybe I’m wrong and am missing something great – do you know of […]

Battle of the Kitten . . . more to move you with

December 9th, 2009

The YouTube Battle was blast over the weekend. The Rideau Valley Roller Girls stole the show with their fishnets and dance moves and general awesomeness. They sailed throw the ranks with the audience showing their appreciation with glowsticks and bunny hops. Our invited host, Jeremy Bailey, treated us to a nice little bit of MAX […]

Vancouver in Stereo – Channel One

November 25th, 2009

Interactive Futures is a rad little festival/symposium in Vancouver. It’s theme this year was stereo. The dominant representation in that theme was stereoscopic video (3D glasses kind of stuff), but the symposium expanded the concept through into more intellectual considerations on the idea of stereo in creative technological practice. Day one IF had heavy representation […]

Stereolab – tricks for the eye from the NFB

October 19th, 2009

Ottawa’s Animation International Animation festival took place this past weekend, and although I was a little swamped with the coming Nite Ride I did manage to squeeze in the stereoscopic presentations from the National Film Board’s StereoLab. The StereoLab has been around the NFB since the late 90’s and one of it’s central elements is […]

Nuit Blanche 09 – Toronto

October 7th, 2009

On m’a demandé de faire un reportage sur Nuit Blanche à Toronto mais malheureusement j’ai fini par voir que 5-6 projets à cause des files d’attente et peut-être aussi par paresse. J’ai quand même durée jusqu’à 7 h du matin, mais même à cette heure là les files d’attentes étaient pas possibles. Anyway, c’était quand […]

ArtsStars* at Toronto Nuit Blanche

September 27th, 2009

So if you are not lucky enough to head to Toronto for the countries biggest art party this Saturday October 3rd, you may get the chance to check out the all night roving reporting from Artstars*TV. Artstars* is hosted by the bold and beautiful Nadja Sayej and is co-produced with Artengine favorite Jeremy Bailey. If […]

GRL Redux

August 20th, 2009

This time the skies where clear and all was well for our second and more casual efforts at redecorating the exterior of the Rideau Center. Here are some photos of last weeks creative projections. Thanks as always to the amazing Paul Galipeau for working with us on documentation!Look for GRL Ottawa this fall at the […]

Graffiti Research Lab + Ghetto Blast – rap-up!

July 29th, 2009

all y’all: so, it’s safe to announce that this event was, shall we say, a ‘qualified’ success; as you know if you were anywhere within 200km of Ottawa this past weekend, in the immortal words of Steve Reich vs Brother Walter (and the newscaster from Family Guy), ‘It’s Gonna Rain!” We literally had moats of […]

Elektra Dispatch part 2 – A/V Performance

May 11th, 2009

To be truthful it is less of a dispatch this time as I am actually back at my desk in Ottawa now. I tried my best to find the time to write notes about the festival while there, but time slips away from you quickly during those things. I do want to share a bit […]

Elektra Part 1

May 7th, 2009

Dispatch one from Elektra should fittingly start with FEED from Kurt Hentschlager. This is the third and finally year of the presentation of this sold out crowd pleaser. It’s really an experience unlike any other. It starts with a piece of video music made of low pulses and writhing three dimensional polysexual beings which lasts […]