Cabin/Traces

06/10/2021

Cabinet is a theater piece set at the end of the world, unfolding for an individual inside an old telephone booth. 2359 Productions has been developing the work over a number of years, originally emerging from the Masters program in the Department of Theater at UOttawa, was included in the National Arts Center’s Zones Théâtrales Festival and this year moves into an exciting new phase of the project. Artengine has been consulting with 2359 Productions, supporting both the technical and conceptual aspects of the project, and this year the work will be in deeper development at the Artengine facility as it prepares for touring later in 2022.

Artengine Slow Video Roku Channel

02/01/2023

Artengine Slow Video Graphic

Artengine is experimenting with smart TV channels. We currently have a slowwwwwwww video channel for Roku TVs. We are loading up some experiments in atmospheric moving images and you can add it to your Roku line up and check it out.

 

Search for Artengine and you should find us there!

Download and keep it slowwwwwwwwww……

Cheryl L’Hirondelle in Conversation

05/12/2022

Cheryl L’Hirondelle in Conversation

2PM, December 5th, 2022

Artengine

2 Daly Ave

Limited Reserved Seating Available. Please contact ryan@artengine.ca for more info.

The session will be recorded and posted soon here on our site.

As part of the Entanglements exhibition we are delighted to host an artist talk and conversation with Cheryl L’Hirondelle. She will discuss her work Nipawiwin Akikodjiwan: Pimizi ohci, her relationship to the eels and her research on interspecies communication.

 

Bio

 

Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish)​ is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged artist, a singer/songwriter and a critical thinker whose family roots are from Papaschase First Nation, amiskwaciy wâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and Kikino Metis Settlement, Alberta. Her work critically investigates and articulates a dynamism of nêhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place with a practice that incorporates Indigenous language(s), audio, video, virtual reality, the olfactory, music and audience/user participation to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion.’

As a songwriter, L’Hirondelle’s focus is on both sharing nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) and Indigenous and contemporary song-forms and personal narrative songwriting as methodologies toward survivance. She has exhibited and performed widely, both nationally and internationally.

L’Hirondelle is the recipient of two imagineNATIVE New Media Awards (2005, 2006), and two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2006, 2007) and most recently a Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts (. She holds a master’s degree in Design from OCAD University’s Inclusive Design program (2015) and is a member of the University’s Indigenous Education Council. She is currently completing a practice-based PhD with SMARTlab/University College Dublin, Ireland. Cheryl is also the CEO of Miyoh Music Inc., an Indigenous niche music publishing company and record label.

https://www.cheryllhirondelle.com/home

Negotiating Digital Space in Culturally Significant Storytelling

29/06/2022

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.

Check out the upcoming talks below and register on their site to join.

 

The Omnipresence of Screens: Ideal Projections:

Brian Greenspan in conversation with Louise Pelletier: June 29, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM

In the webinar, The Omnipresence of Screens: Ideal Projections, Louise Pelletier examines how different points of view negotiate the role of the image in a digital era, while Brian Greenspan explores the concept of narrative transportation through screens and the visualization of ideal spaces.

Absences and Pluralities of Stories

Zoe Todd and Marc Neveu: July 7, 1 pm – 3 pm EST

In the session Absence and Pluralities of Stories, Zoe Todd discusses institutions and strategies of absenting stories, while Marc Neveu proposes a plurality in the reading of stories embedded in archival drawings.

Translate and Transform

Caroline Dayer and Liam Doherty: July 14, 9 am – 11 am EST

In the session Translate and Transform, Carolina Dayer and Liam Doherty discuss how translation transforms stories, their audience, places, and lives.

Narratives of Familiarity: Empathy in Storytelling

Sojung Bahng and Stephen Foster: July 21, 9 am – 11 am EST

Sojung Bahng and Stephen Foster will discuss the dangers of empathy and other ethical issues as they introduce their work in immersive and interactive documentary storytelling.

Immersive Storytelling: Negotiating Identity

Dylan Paré and Maize Longboat: July 28, 1 pm – 3 pm EST

Dylan Paré and Maize Longboat ask what it means to create a video game or experience that reflects their identities. As they each navigate what it means to create a queer or Indigenous game, respectively, they explore how game design can create a conversation between creator and user.

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.