Distant Arcades: MUTEK Montreal
This exhibition premieres my newest project: “To the Farther” (2020) is a song that combines the aesthetics of ASMR with electronic music. This is part of my ongoing project to produce an ASMRtronica album. My participation in this exhibition as part of the 2020 Amplify D.A.I. cohort – AMPLIFY D.A.I is an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Fundación Williams.
A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
OF DIGITAL ARTWORKS
September 8-20, 2020
Featuring work by Aaron Bradbury UK Alex McLeod CA Debby Friday CA Depart AT Dpt. CA/QC Erin Gee CA/QC Frances Adair Mckenzie CA/QC GLOR1A UK Heather Lander UK Isabella Salas MX/QC Jawa El Khash CA Kathryn Hamilton & Deniz Tortum TR/NL/US Kathy Hinde UK Krzysztof Garbaczewski PL Lila Tirando a Violeta AR/UY Lucas LaRochelle CA/QC Quantum Foam UK Raphaël Néron CA/QC Refik Anadol TR/US Sahar Homami IR/QC Scott Benesiinaabandan CA/QC Shelley Barry ZA Sol Rezza AR Tatiana Heuman AR/DE Vicky Clarke UK
“An arcade is an architectural structure of arches and passageways, a place to walk through and to meet, and it is also reminiscent of the video gaming arcades of the 1980s. During these past months in confinement, as we were all homebound, sitting endlessly in front of our screens, we built complex gathering networks through the myriad platforms available to us. Drawing from a new experience of a distance that brings us closer, this exhibition brings together 26 artworks from Québec, Canada and around the world created with a wide range of technologies, from volumetric capture to 16 mm film, 3D animation and neural networks. Presented alongside each other in this digital arcade, they are a testament to how art has the agency to transform unforeseen circumstances into moments of encounter, activism and knowledge-sharing.”