Of Holiday Lighting

December 16th, 2010

I’ve long understood that holiday lighting is a way of pushing back the night at the darkest time of the year, a tradition that stems from the earliest of winter solstice celebrations. Today, artificial night lighting is year round and defines our very existence. Without it our streets would not be safe and our factories […]

The Subtle Technologies Festival and the Ghettoblast Sound System

July 6th, 2010

This post comes from the Ghetto Blast Sound System crew members Kerry Campbell and Michael Caffrey. Kerry and Michael also make up the core of our GRL Ottawa group. Ghetto Blast has developed a mobile off-the-grid sound system that they use for free parties in the woods and urban sound interventions. In June we sent Ghetto Blast down to Subtle Technologies, a conference and festival centered on the cross section of art and technology, as the theme for this years edition was sustainability.

an all night contemporary art thing

October 17th, 2009

dear all y’all, Agent Scott hereof GRL Canada, not-so-fresh from Nuit Blanche. I was asked to write about Nuit Blanche from an artists perspective, but it’s kinda funny… you see, I didn’t actually SEE ANYTHING at Nuit Blanche at all besides my installation (for those of you who saw GRL at Artengine and Gallery SAW […]