Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Images has presented thousands of vanguard media-based projects in its 26-year history and is committed to an expanded concept of film and video practice: Alongside film and video screenings (ON SCREEN), the festival presents groundbreaking live performances (LIVE IMAGES), media art installations (OFF SCREEN) in local galleries and new media projects by many renowned Canadian and international artists. Images provides audiences with an annual extravaganza of contemporary moving image culture.
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In the urban landscape, movement, light and colour are what immediately attract the eye to their presence. Opie’s animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in the black line drawing that is a hallmark of the artist’s style, occupy a 24-foot-high, four-sided LED tower on the gritty edge of the downtown and Calgary’s East Village, a 49-acre district with river frontage that is now under development. The sculpture, a $650,000 commission by the Calgary Municipal Land Development Corporation for its Art in the Public Realm program, is called Promenade.
Get ready for our third annual gala! it will once again showcase wearable technology fashion from teams including Canadian professional designers and engineers, emerging designers and international designers. The combination of skills and ideas creates stunning results and groundbreaking fusions of light, fashion and performance.
From awe-inspiring responsive runway dresses to scientific wearables with practical applications, Make Fashion designers are inspired by fashion with functionality.
Art-Mersion will launch with the opening of Amy Ferrari’s Serene Yellow Spaces exhibit at Button Factory Arts. Drop in Friday, March 13 from 5-7pm or Saturday March 14 from 1-4pm. Immerse yourself in Amy Ferrari’s paintings and experience art like never before through a variety of interactive technologies.
Join us for another interactive adventure! At TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, kids can engage with emerging creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences.
Step into a luminous forest growing from floor to ceiling and navigate your way through twisting organic strands and interactive paths where bubbles of light slosh and flow, in this large-scale interactive light sculpture that encourages play, curiosity, and collaboration.
Forest is a creative collaboration between internationally acclaimed visual and new media artist Micah Elizabeth Scott and the New Media program at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. This work is commissioned by TIFF for the 2015 digiPlaySpace.
Here is a great article about Forest
An alien visitor has landed in digiPlaySpace! Any type of verbal communication we’ve tried has failed, but some people are reporting that it responds to presence and touch. Can you help us welcome our new guest?
Commissioned by TIFF for digiPlaySpace 2015 and the digiPlaySpace travelling exhibition, Visitor is an interactive LED sculpture conceived and produced by Vancouver-based interactive design studio Tangible Interaction, designed to elicit a sense of wonder and discovery through open-ended group play.
And many more!
As with last year’s 15 continuous hours celebrating 15 years of MUTEK, the festival teams up once again, with Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp for Nuit Blanche 2015. More than 6,000 people attended this milestone event in 2014.
Mixing emerging local and national talents programmed by MUTEK with participants in the second edition of the RBMA Bass Camp in Montréal, Espace Reunion will host 8 hours of cutting edge electronic music. The event runs from 10AM to 6AM and admission is FREE before 2:30AM.
The Vector Festival is a participative, not-for-profit, and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing experiments in digital games and interactive experiences. New media art is a diverse field characterized by a wide variety of creative practices; the works shown at Vector act as a critical bridge between digital games and the larger worlds of new media art practice. The festival will be running at multiple venues over four days from Feb 19 to 22 in Toronto, Canada. Vector 2015 will feature exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances and discussions, all with the ambition to create a critical dialogue focusing on digital games and new media
The sound of empty space explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding acoustic environments through controlled, self-generating microphone feedback.
Amplifying and aestheticizing the acoustic inactivity between technological “inputs” and “outputs” – stand-ins for their corporeal correlates, the ear and mouth – the notion of a causal sound producing object is challenged, and questions are posed as to the status of the ‘amplified’.
Life Lights is an interactive artwork that is permanently installed at the River Market in New Westminster B.C. I teamed up with interactive artists Miles Thorogood to conceptualize and build Life Lights and our exciting partnership yielded some fantastic results. The work has hundreds of color changing lights and a specialized sound environment that allow participants to play with the work like a musically illuminated sculpture. Life Lights was commissioned by Mark Shieh of the River Market and fits nicely into the fun and exciting River Market cultural program.
810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC
Canada V3M 6B9
(25 miles from Vancouver)
Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Open late – and no kids allowed*! The second Thursday of the month, TELUS Spark is open for extended hours, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With no children around, we bring out authentic materials, expanded challenges and more involved programs. Each event features a different theme and you’ll always enjoy access to a licensed bar and music throughout the evening.