Jul 16, 2018

Art on the Screens

Art on the Screens
a part of Vector Festival 2018, Born Digital
July 16th 2018, 8PM-10PM
at Celebration Square (Mississauga)

Vector Festival’s large-scale off-site screening intervenes critically and provocatively in this spectacular public space by presenting a range of video works that explore networked technologies in an oscillation between the instructional, the cautionary, the speculative, and the meditative.

The full program can be found at vectorfestival.org.

About the Artists
David Blandy is an artist who works with the moving image in the digital world, from YouTube tutorials, music videos, television series, anime and the narrative sections of computer games; highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are.  Blandy has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Tate Modern, London, UK; Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; The Baltic, Gateshead; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Spike Island, Bristol; Random Acts on Channel Four; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China. He co-wrote the graphic novel Out of Nothing, published by Nobrow Press. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery and his films are distributed by LUX.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Clive Holden is a Toronto based artist. His work focuses on the 21st century moving image as visual art. Exhibitions and screenings include: transmediale; Art Gallery of Mississauga; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Anthology Film Archives; London Film Festival; Danish Film Institute; European Media Art Festival; and Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México.

Susanna Flock lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She has completed diplomas at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. Flock has won several prizes including the Henkel Art Award (2010), the Ö1 Talent Scholarship for Visual Arts (2011), The Crossing Europe Innovative Award (2017). She has completed artist residencies in Croatia, Norway, Poland and Germany. Her works have recently been shown in solo exhibitions at EKA Galerii Tallinn, Neue Galerie Graz, and HDLU Zagreb.

Nadine Lessio is a designer and technologist based out of Toronto, Canada. She has a background in visual design, programming, and an interest in how technology makes its home in the world. Nadine holds an MDes from OCADU’s Digital Futures program where she spent her time investigating the Internet of Things through personal assistants. By mixing development, humour, and criticism, Nadine’s work considers the interplay between technology and life, sometimes with amusing or unexpected results.

About Vector Festival
Now in its sixth year, Vector Festival showcases emergent, critical, and experimental new media art across a series of events that include exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussion panels, and screenings and is presented annually by InterAccess. Vector Festival was founded in 2013 by a revolving collective of curators, artists, and scholars. Foundational members (2013-2015) include Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, kris kim, Katie Micak, Diana Poulsen, and Martin Zeilinger.

About the Festival Curators
Katie Micak is an artist, curator, and researcher, whose work includes video and performance art practices, collaborative design, and an investigation of the integration of chatbots/robots into physical environments. Micak is a founding member of Vector. She holds an MFA from Syracuse University in Transmedia Studies, and is a recent MA graduate from OCADU’s Digital Futures Program. Micak is also an educator in new media art practices. She has served as the Gallery Director of Spark Contemporary in Syracuse, NY and Propeller in Toronto, and was the Digital Media Department Manager at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. @KatieMicak / katiemicak.com

Martin Zeilinger is a new media researcher, curator, and practitioner based in London, UK, where he works as Senior Lecturer in Media at Anglia Ruskin University. He has been the co-curator of Vector Festival since 2014. Zeilinger’s work on appropriation-based creative practices, digital art, financial technologies, and theories of cultural ownership has been published, screened, and exhibited widely. Current projects include ‘MoneyLab#4’ (London, UK, 2018; on contemporary art and financial activism) and 'Rethinking Affordance’ (Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 2018; on digital art and design theory). @mrtnzlngr / marjz.net

Image: Fetish Finger by Susanna Flock (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

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