Mar 27, 2023

IA 360°: Full Launch Programming

After five years in the making, InterAccess is proud to launch Toronto’s only artist accessible immersive 360° projection environment – IA 360°. The IA 360° transforms InterAccess’s gallery space, encouraging artists to leverage sensory intensity for critical thinking. In celebration, InterAccess has programmed events running from March to May 2023 to provide a broad selection of entry points for artists, from exhibition and performance opportunities to critical artist panels and roundtables.  


IA 360° Community Beta Testing 
March 27th – 31st, by appointment | InterAccess Gallery 

To increase community access to the new technology, InterAccess has opened IA 360 for on-site beta testing, giving artists within the community access to the gallery, projection system, and technician support.


IA 360° Showcase Exhibition
April 1st – May 4th, opening reception April 1st 5 – 7PM | InterAccess Gallery 

The inaugural exhibition of InterAcccess’s IA 360°, platforming a variety of artists exploring the full capabilities of the system. Works included in showcase are visceral, visually forward, and platform pictorial space as an experience, specifically curated for InterAccess’s gallery.  


Ctrl+Shift: Immersive Worlds beyond Projection
April 20th, 6:30 – 8PM | Hybrid at InterAccess and Online 

A panel centered on immersive environments beyond the realm of projection, moderator Kasra Goodarznezhad, along with artists Karl Skene, Simon Rojas, Partner and Creative Director of Derooted Immersive, and Anna Wiesen, Partner and Creative Director of Somewherelse, will explore questions about accessibility to technology, the delicate balance of commercial interests and artistic integrity, and the entirety of immersion. 
This event is presented as part of Ctrl+Shift, a strategy session series that invites influential artists, technologists, scholars, and community leaders to propose solutions to challenges that affect the creative community. 
ASL interpretation available.  


OPEN HDMI: Plug + Play x ponyHAUS
April 29th, 7 – 10PM | InterAccess Gallery 

After hours, InterAccess and ponyHAUS invite visual artists interested in live performance and audio-reactive visuals to plug into the immersive projection system in an open deck style. The show is open to audiences looking to enjoy the sights and sounds. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.
Co-presented with ponyHAUS, Toronto’s DIY hybrid A/V showcase, and featuring a DJ set of eclectic selections by co-host Bodywaltz.
More details regarding sign-up and technical specifications TBA.  


Library Research Collective: Wayfinding and Fieldtrips, presented with University of Regina HRI
May 5th – 6th, 11AM – 6PM | InterAccess Gallery 

Closing InterAccess’s IA 360° launch programming, a collection of immersive video works by the Library Research Collective, composed of artists Risa Horowitz, Dave Kemp, Alex Kurina, and Pierre Tremblay. The LRC explores human relations and interventions with the environment, with specific regard to actions of traversal. The works, created specifically for the IA 360° system, come from data collected during a series of 2022 “field trips”, and aim to raise critical conversations around associations of landscape and immersivity as techniques, tropes, mediums or methods.  


Library Research Collective Artist Roundtable: Immersivity through the Environment, presented with University of Regina HRI
May 5th, 5:30 - 7PM | Hybrid at InterAccess and Online 

An artist round-table discussion featuring the artists behind the Library Research Collective, focused on immersive art through an environmental perspective. Moderated by Risa Horowitz, 2023 Humanities Research Fellow at the University of Regina.
ASL interpretation available. 


More details regarding each event, including exhibiting artists, will be posted on the InterAccess website as they become available. 
InterAccess will be hosting workshops focused on IA 360 and relevant software, to be announced soon.  


Header image courtesy of Terry Anastasiadis.


With any questions regarding programming, please contact: 
Evangeline Brooks
Programming Manager  

950 Dupont St., Unit 1 Toronto ON M6H 1Z2 | 
We regret that at this time InterAccess does not have barrier-free access; we are currently working to improve the accessibility of all facilities. There are five steps up to our main entrance, with automatic doors. Once inside all facilities are on the same level, and there is an accessible single-user washroom inside the unit.  

Past exhibition
May 5 - 6, 2023

Library Research Collective: Wayfinding and Fieldtrips―Risa Horowitz, Dave Kemp, Alex Kurina, and Pierre Tremblay

A collection of immersive video works, "Wayfinding and Fieldtrips", by the Library Research Collective, reimagining data from a 10km canoe trip of Black Creek through the Humber River.

Past exhibition
Apr 1 - May 4, 2023

IA 360° Showcase Exhibition

The inaugural exhibition of InterAcccess’s IA 360°, platforming a variety of artists exploring the full capabilities of the system. 

Past exhibition
Jan 18 - Feb 18, 2023

Garden of Waves―Vladimir Kanic

InterAccess is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Vladimir Kanic, the recipient of the 2022 InterAccess Media Arts Prize. For over twenty years this award has been granted annually to a graduating media arts student from a university within the Greater Toronto Area whose work exhibits excellence and innovation in new media practice.

Garden of Waves asks the question: could you change the world just by breathing?

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