Tag Archives: Canada

La Machine: “The Spirit of the Dragon-Horse, With Stolen Wings” (Ottawa, Canada)

Making its debut in North America, La Machine will captivate the public with its travelling urban theatre in the streets of downtown Ottawa.

Wandering around in public spaces, the protagonists will invade the heart of the capital in a show entitled “The Spirit of the Dragon-Horse, With Stolen Wings”. They will live among us for 24 hours a day over the course of four days as they pursue their quest and fulfill their destiny.

Sparrow Night: Artists Working with Light (London, Ontario, Canada)

“Sparrow night” is a term from folklore that describes a night storm featuring intense sheet lightning. The exhibition name sets off a trimester of programming focussing on the senses. Sparrow Night features two- and three-dimensional light-based works, including experimental painting, projections, kinetic installations, interactive sculptures, and innovative textiles and design.

The depiction of light has always been central in representational art. Sculptors have always considered the play of sun and shadow in relation to their three-dimensional forms. Spurred by scientific studies of colour and light and the growth of artificial illumination, for a century now many artists have regarded light itself as a main focus.

MakeFashion Gala & Runway Show 5.0 (Calgary, Canada)

On April 1st, be the first to see our 2017 collection of wearable tech garments in Calgary, AB. Our 5th annual runway gala will be our most exciting yet: from animated ties that display the wearer’s favourite patterns, to dresses that read brainwaves and display dreams. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to see our garments in our Canadian hometown before we tour the world.

Illuminart at Montreal en Lumiere 2017 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Illuminart is a new circuit fusing art, lighting and technology, unfolding through downtown Montreal. Aimed at an inquisitive audience eager to discover and explore, Illuminart assembles projects by artists, creators, engineers, set designers, graphic designers and videographers from home and abroad. Our illuminated urban space springs to life, becoming a must-see destination for creativity, inspiration and shared experience thanks to works that are at once surprising, impressive and entertaining.

In its inaugural edition, February 22 to March 11, 2017, Illuminart presents 25 works spread over 3.6 km in the Quartier des spectacles. Conceived in artistic collaboration with Lyon, the circuit specially includes 4 projects that were presented during the last edition of the Fête des Lumières.

Generator Toronto 2016: The Explorers at Home (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

A science-based variety show aimed at blending knowledge, music and comedy

Hosted by Chris Hadfield

Generator is back!

Having first conquered Massey Hall, and now the Arctic ocean, we think of Generator as more than just a stage show. It is an idea.

Our aim is to find the best of the world’s niches and bring them to light in one special, weird, and interesting crossover of a night. It is comedy, and music, and art and science. It is biomechanics and celebrity and world-altering actions. It is a sum that equals more than its parts. We want more people to expand their horizons, and spend some time on the interesting fringes they rarely encounter. We want them to do it with us.

If you haven’t heard about us yet, you will soon. Generator is back and better than ever! Come out come out wherever you are, and join us November 12th for the greatest show we’ve ever put on.

Sight & Sound 2016 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Sight & Sound Festival 2016 – Teaser from Eastern Bloc on Vimeo.

The 8th edition of SIGHT & SOUND, Per Capita, delves into one of the most rapidly growing social phenomena, that of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption. The fascination with this growing economic system comes from its promise of remodelling not what individuals consume, but rather, the way in which they consume. This “economic revolution,” however, is not without controversy: although some affirm that it allows disadvantaged social classes to gain access to otherwise inaccessible products and sources of revenue, others point to the fact that these multinational platforms are often built on the circumvention of economic regulations and current labour laws.

The 2016 edition of SIGHT & SOUND addresses these questions, exploring the ways in which artists and participants in digital culture contribute uniquely to the debates and issues surrounding the sharing economy. SIGHT & SOUND wishes to critically approach these issues and encourage a collective reflection on the sometimes obscure dynamics underlying these phenomena and the impact of these on our lives. The artists and speakers who will participate offer answers to the following questions: What does “sharing” or “collaboration” precisely mean? What are the objects of this sharing – things, subjects, ideas, time? Who benefits from these systems and structures, and what are their limits?

Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS) 2016 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories focuses on curating the best immersive story-driven content from around the world with the aim of exploring and nurturing this platform for new narrative forms. FIVARS is the first Canadian festival of its kind featuring many world premieres and in our preview screenings and events, audience responses are consistently full of contemplation, surprise, delight, controversy and wonder.

Great article about the festival in the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-damiani/fivars-is-the-most-cuttin_b_11987898.html