FRACTALIZE 1: I've Loved You From Afar
September 8, 2017 – October 23, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm
Twitter Salon / Cyborg Soirée – An experimental workshop in virtual embodiment for a cyborg culture.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 12pm – 1pm (Q&A to follow)
Lunch and Learn – Artists will expand on their process, techniques and methodologies in a relaxed, interactive workshop.
Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7pm – 10pm
Art Crawl – Interact with FRACTALIZE 1 before you go back to strolling about James Street North on the first Art Crawl of the fall season.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6pm – 10pm
Closing Reception – Join us for a panel discussion (moderated by Ralph Benmurgui) at the AGH Annex followed by an Alternate Reality Walk with the artists. Experience the exhibition in its final week with wine, cheese, and a guided tour.
Panel discussion (AGH Annex,118 James Street North) – doors at 6pm; talk at 6:30pm.
Alternate Reality Walk – 7:30pm.
Closing reception and guided exhibition tour (Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North) – 8pm – 10pm.
The closing reception events are held in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s BMO World Film Festival.
Programs are free and appropriate for all ages. All are welcome.
About the Exibition:
Factory Media Centre is pleased to present its fall programming. FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar is an interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition created by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira, and Arthur Yeung in their artist-residency at Factory Media Centre throughout the summer.
A fractal/forensic media arts project by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira and Arthur Yeung, I’ve Loved You From Afar is the first installment of the Fractalize series and a collaborative exploration of the ecstasies of distance and the glitches of desire. This multimedia exhibit is an installation that includes some parts of the story, though not all, including a VR experience and web app.
About the Artists:
Lesley Loksi Chan's multidisciplinary works have been exhibited internationally and often explore the ambiguous ways in which the personal connects to wider cultural meanings through everyday objects and technologies. Her eclectic practice is a constellation of inquiries that look into the changing concepts and experiences of hybridity. Chan has led several community-based educational projects, typically with a soft focus on the hand-made and the analogue. Her work as an artist and educator has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. lesleyloksichan.com
Tony Vieira is a musician, composer, and media artist who creates immersive visual and sonic landscapes for mobile and locative media. He has composed original music scores for television, film, and interactive media, and has created augmented reality, alternate reality, and virtual reality projects that have exhibited internationally. Tony holds an MA in Music Composition from York University where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethnomusicology with a focus on Digital Studies. He is a senior researcher with the York University Augmented Reality Lab and a Music Program tutorial instructor.
Arthur Yeung attempts to redefine the presentation of contemporary electronic music in the live environment. Exalting that genre’s broad range of textures & techniques (which include playing acoustic sounds, live sampling, and other assorted real-time manipulation) is the sonic basis of his work, which touches on pop music’s sensibility (melody & beat) and firmly expunges the notion of electronic musicians who huddle on-stage as mere distant operators of their machines.
Originally hailing from Hong Kong, he completed his BFA in electroacoustics at Concordia University (Montreal) and economics at Queen’s University (Ontario), Arthur Yeung has performed internationally with his solo electronic music endeavours and collaborations as Falling Line, been an integral member to Toronto-based indie bands and co-founded the multi-disciplinary (i.e. visual media, movement, music) performance groups The Looking Sea Collective and Automates.
Factory Media Centre is Hamilton's artist-run resource centre for film, video, new media, installation, and sound art. The Factory advances the discourse of contemporary media arts locally and nationally through exhibitions, screenings, workshops, educational and community-based programs, as well as access to multimedia equipment, editing software, and studio space.
Factory Media Centre acknowledges the funding support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Hamilton.
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Factory is located at 228 James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible.