Sourdough Rising

22/06/2022

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.

 

Learn more about the program and the participants at sourdough.art

 

Jennifer A. Quintanilla

Jennifer A. Quintanilla (she/her) is a Salvadoran-American New York native who has been calling Canada her home over the past few years. She holds an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Concordia University.

In addition, she recently earned an Arts in Medicine Graduate Certificate from the University of Florida. Her experience there led her down the path of developing a creative wellness initiative. Her project centres on how film can serve as an outlet and tool to unearth possible solutions for mental and emotional health & well-being.

 

Abdul Muse/KAR33M

Abdul Muse (he/him) is an award-winning entrepreneur and singer/songwriter. He is the founder of Woke Studios; an artistic residency for Afro-diverse emerging artists to find support for their debut work.

 

As an award-winning Afro-soul artist famously known as KAR33M, he creates narrative-style music to provide a unique perspective into the African diaspora. His project focuses on how to build alternative blueprints for success for afro-diverse genre artists within the music industry, while uncovering resources to guide their path.

 

Mikayla Gordon/Seiiizi

Mikayla Gordon (she/her) was born and raised in Ottawa. Her artist name is Seiiizi. She became a self taught Emcee, DJ and Producer with artistic roots in Hip-Hop and reggae. Since 2015, Mikayla/Seiiizi has been creating spaces for creatives to learn and showcase their talents. Seiiizi strives to build the urban arts community, while fusing her own unique twists on tracks and mixes.

 

Her project focuses on supporting multimedia immersive showcases of emerging  artists in the Ottawa region, while connecting them with new audiences.

TouchDesigner Meet Up

09/05/2024

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

 

TouchDesigner Meet Up

Thursday May 9th

6:30PM

Artengine Studio

2 Daly Ave (or come in through 10 Daly and find us just beyond the Ottawa Art Gallery Café)

We are organizing the first meet up for TouchDesigner folks here in the capital region. This will be the first in a regular event at Artengine as we are looking to connect with others (and connect others together).

Our first event will be semi-formal with some show and tell and under the hood discussions.

We have two interactive projects from emerging artists:

Choice by Patricia Kenny

Late Nite Souls from Ella Gem Defrancisco, Liam Fletcher and Brandy Martell

Artengine has always been a great place to connect with other artists and creatives working with technology. With our new space we hope to welcome many more into our community. It will be a good night to share what you are working on, see what others are up to and share tips and tricks. If you have never used TouchDesigner but have been curious this is also a great way to check out what people are up to and see what you might be able to do with TD!

Check out the Showcase on Derivative’s site to learn more about what TouchDesigner can do.

Please note you can also enter from the Ottawa Art Gallery at 10 Daly Ave. Artengine is just beyond the cafe on the main floor.

We will have light snacks and beverages.

Who Should Attend:
– Digital artists and designers looking to explore TouchDesigner’s capabilities.
– Creative technology enthusiasts eager to learn and share.
– Anyone interested in the intersection of art and technology.

The Eventbrite Page is here.

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

09/03/2024

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.

 

In this workshop Todd will walk the participants through the basics Ableton and share insight into her production and performance process.

 

More on Topique here.

 

Maylee Todd is a versatile multimedia artist who explores the convergence of art, technology, music production, and AR/VR performance. She has crafted immersive multimedia experiences to accompany her self-produced albums, including “Maylee Todd’s Musical Planetarium” (2013), “Inamorata” (2016), “Virtual Womb” (2015-2019), “Psychonaut Experiments” (2018-2020), and her latest release, “MALOO” (2022). Maylee’s innovative approach involves using motion tracking technology to present live digital avatar performances, earning her accolades such as winning ‘Best Creative Campaign’ at the AIM Awards in the UK. She made history as the first avatar to perform live on NPR’s Tiny Desk Home Concert Series and graced the Lincoln Centre in New York with her live avatar performance. In addition to her music endeavors, Maylee will curate the “Woman and Non-Binary In Tech Series” at the Lincoln Centre of the Performing Arts in New York from January to May 2024. Her latest project, “Cerebral Waves: A Live Musical Performance,” combines EEG headband technology to monitor her brainwaves and translates this data into a captivating live musical performance. Stay tuned for her upcoming album with Stones Throw in 2024. Maylee Todd continues to redefine the boundaries of music, technology, and live performance.

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Jesse Stewart @ Pique

09/03/2024

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, one of the passion projects of seminal composer Pauline Oliveros, Stewart has created a system allowing for the audio to play the gongs without ever touching them.

 

Stewart will perform with the system as part of a launch of the open publication: Jamming the Classroom: Musical Improvisation and Pedagogical Practice. You can access this excellent publication, part of the University of Michigan Press, Music and Social Justice Series, here.

 

More on the AUMI here.

 

https://thisispique.com/jesse-stewart

Annika Walsh shooting Chinese Croquembouche for upcoming Food Conference.

30/05/2023

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 bonded with a sticky, salty maple syrup caramel. Visually, the tower resembles the traditional sweet dessert, it is only upon further inspection with the smell and taste senses, that you are faced with flavours you were not expecting. This edible sculptural piece allows viewers to become participants and contributors as each choux pastry puffs gets removed from the tower for consumption. Chinese Croquembouche demonstrates my approach to food and my experiences as a Chinese Adoptee. My authenticity is continuously challenged, and I am not always what people expect me to look, sound or act like.”

 

Chinese Croquembouche will be presented at the 2023 Canadian Association of Food Studies conference themed Reckonings, Reimaginings and Reconciliations Within and Through Food Systems.
https://foodstudies.info/news-conferences/upcoming-conference/