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Music Video Project / MVP 2022

IN PERSON ScreeningWednesday, August 31, 2022 starting at 8:00PM

with MC James KnottIn-Person Screening of Local, National, International Indie Musicians / Creatives:Featuring works by glitter party (sam cohen), Niña (Liz Ferrer and Bow Ty) and Harrison Fishman, Sakako, Kathleen Burgess, Säye Skye, Sina Dolati, Ought, Heather Rappard, Mike Mcdonnell, R. Flex, Tafari Anthony, Desiire, Radha Pithadia, Laurie O’Byrne, Ryley O’Byrne, Liza, JoshuaBuxton, Digging …

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SHOWINGS: Towards Making Regalia of the Future

Towards Making Regalia of the Future
June 23, 2015, at 6:30PM
with Skawennati

Weaving recovered pasts, material presents, and digital futures Skawennati asks, “What do we keep?”

In Episode 04 of Skawennati’s machinima series, TimeTraveller™ (2008-2013), the female protagonist, Karahkwenhawi, a Mohawk, is transported to a pow wow in the year 2112. There she is offered a glimpse into the style and materials of a world in which Indigenous people …

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SHOWINGS: What can a Vocaloid do?

What can a Vocaloid do?
June 12, 2015, at 6:30PM
Erin Gee
Sandra Annett
“There is a tension between the Body without Organs and the structure of organization or stratification it is embedded in, a tension which can itself be made productive.”
This idea is musical.
– Erin Gee quoting Sandra Annett
For this edition of SHOWINGS, artist Erin Gee presents a reconfigured version of her 2011 …

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SHOWINGS: What can a Vocaloid do?

What can a Vocaloid do?
June 12, 2015, at 6:30PM
Erin Gee
Sandra Annett
“There is a tension between the Body without Organs and the structure of organization or stratification it is embedded in, a tension which can itself be made productive.”
This idea is musical.
– Erin Gee quoting Sandra Annett
For this edition of SHOWINGS, artist Erin Gee presents a reconfigured version of her 2011 …

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SHOWINGS: SciFi Research Series – April events

SHOWINGS is a series of material-discursive events where invited artists, filmmakers, science fiction writers, and future-casters reconfigure our relationships to technologies through a science fiction lens. Inspired by the practices of sci-fi feminisms, afrofuturist storytelling, and science and technology studies, the series experiments with human and posthuman approaches to an ethics of encounter that open up collective knowledges entangled in the past, present and future, …

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SHOWINGS: SciFi Research Series – April events

SHOWINGS is a series of material-discursive events where invited artists, filmmakers, science fiction writers, and future-casters reconfigure our relationships to technologies through a science fiction lens. Inspired by the practices of sci-fi feminisms, afrofuturist storytelling, and science and technology studies, the series experiments with human and posthuman approaches to an ethics of encounter that open up collective knowledges entangled in the past, present and future, …

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Dance of Communal Inquiry

Dance of Communal Inquiry
Workshop by Onyeka Igwe
Location: 8-Eleven, 233 Spadina Ave.
Date: April 22, 2015, 8PM

If we were to approach vibe as a technology of communal production, what is its interface? 

In dancing together we construct a vibe. The vibe is “an active communal force, a feeling, a rhythm that is created by the mix of dancers, the balance of loud music, the effects of darkness and …

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SHOWINGS: Duration of Things

Duration of things
April 8, 2015, at 6:30PM
Karl Schroeder
Isabell Spengler

Science fiction writer and professional future-caster Karl Schroeder and Berlin based artist Isabell Spengler, will engage with Spengler’s exhibition Two Days at the Falls at Trinity Square Video, and contend with ways we are simultaneously living in pasts and futures through everyday objects, technologies and their lifespans. Devices include Cones of Plausibility, Bergson’s Memory Cone and Constraint …

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SHOWINGS: Revolving Doors

Revolving doors
April 22, 2015
6:30PM @ Trinity Square with Camille Turner
8PM @ 8-Eleven with Onyeka Igwe
Afrofuturism is a critical engagement with technology and the power ideals of ‘the other’.
– Tegan Bristow, digital artist and theorist
For the first part of this two-site Showing, media and performance artist Camille Turner will renew encounters with hidden relics and ancient devices through her research into afrofuturist technologies of storytelling. Her work invokes hidden …

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