Feb 3, 2024

Farming the Future

Join digital media artist Murley Herrle-Fanning for the story of how transitioning from urban to rural life shaped his artistic practice. As one of the finalists of the 2023 Media Arts Prize, Murley discusses his journey through the realm of digital art, from his early forays in graphic design, photoshop, and videography to his present-day explorations in transmodal art and transposed media, all while becoming a new farmer. Murley’s work involves producing generative art, interactive pieces, video games and audio works that integrate the themes of isolation, connectivity, ecosystems of play, and living with animals. Engage with a variety of topics from doing farm chores alongside a herd of goats, birds, dogs and more, to experiments with emerging technologies such as AI powered creations and niche systems of participatory media for broadcasting and gaming. 


Register for the artist talk here.



EXHIBITION: Kaboos: An exhibition of nightmares
Mehrnaz Abdoos   
January 17 – February 17, 2024   

A personal narrative of the artist, Kaboos exhibits Mehrnaz Abdoos’ nightmares and how she pieces her life through them through a 3D rendered environment. 


EXHIBITION: once more, once again
Ghislan Sutherland-Timm 
January 17 – February 17, 2024 

From the discarded furnishings and neglected findings collected over a period of time, once more, once again engages with the revitalization of found objects activated through an orchestral and unorthodox play of sight and sound.  


WORKSHOP: DIY Vacuum Formed Lamps  
Audrey Ammann
January 30, 2024 | 6 – 9PM
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This hands-on workshop will guide participants through the basics of vacuum forming to design their own LED lamp covers. 




Murley Herrle-Fanning, finalist of the 2023 InterAccess Media Arts Prize, is a farmer, digital media creator and game designer exploring emerging technologies for media production and art practice. As a recent graduate of York University in the Digital Media Game Arts program, his work involves the examination and creation of digital worlds, virtual communities and ecosystems of play. He is currently based in the Ottawa valley on an experimental farm learning about agroecology and interspecies herd dynamics while experimenting with AI art, procedural content generation and participatory media. 



For over twenty years the InterAccess Media Arts Prize has been granted annually to a graduating student whose work exhibits excellence and innovation in new media practice. Participating colleges and universities are invited to nominate one graduating student to be considered for a solo exhibition in InterAccess's gallery. Nominations are adjudicated by InterAccess's Programming Committee, who select one nominee for an exhibition at InterAccess. All nominees receive a complimentary one-year studio membership to InterAccess. 

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