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Photo: Faisal Anwar – Charbagh 2016 – Presented on the facade of the Aga Khan Museum at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche – Image Credit Salina Kassam
As part of our Merging Mindsets panel series Creative Manitoba along with partners Video Pool Media Arts Centre and New Media Manitoba will be hosting this dynamic discussion on Projection Mapping and Large Scale Projects.
Through video, animation, or graphics, Projection Mapping uses projections to transform static objects into captivating experiences. Previously challenging and time-consuming, technology advancements have made this engaging art form more accessible and dynamic allowing a boarder range of artists to experiment with the medium. Join us to be inspired by three artists and designers actively working with projection mapping and large scale projection as they discuss their projects, processes, and techniques. This panel is designed to inspire and is not a technical workshop.
This event will be recorded. Walk-ups are welcome!
About Merging Mindsets
In cities around the world, the creative arts and interactive digital media sectors are bringing their respective skills together to imagine and create exciting new events, art and products – merging digital technologies with artistic practice. In Manitoba, we’re ready to showcase what our vibrant arts community and interactive digital media sector can do together.
Merging Mindsets will expand opportunities for artists to create using digital technologies while broadening connections with interactive digital media (IDM) related companies that want to innovate using creative talent. Join us as we embark on an exciting series of community-building events exploring the digital tech in art and the art in digital tech while connecting the people in between.
For more information about upcoming panels and events click HERE!
Faisal Anwar is a contemporary artist working between Canada and Pakistan. Anwar is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat-LAB, Interactive Arts Program 2004, and did his Bachelors in Graphic Design from the National College of Arts Pakistan 1996. Anwar has keen interest in exploring socio-political spaces and patterns in ecologies that intrigues the mind through multi-layered participatory experiences. His work is often interactive that utilizes public data to question how rights-of-access is blurring lines between private and public spaces to form a new territory. His latest project CharBagh,2019 presented at the exhibition ‘Garden in the Machine’, at Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, used social media to generate a Persian-style Islamic garden known as CharBagh (four gardens). This interactive artwork grows out of Anwar’s workshops with Surrey residents who took photos responding to sustainable food production, climate change, and nature.
Lawrence Bird works in architecture and media art. His artistic practice focuses on the relationship of image to space, and often involves projection-mapping satellite and aerial imagery into public spaces; the intention is to return the image to spaces that matter to its harvesting. This work has been installed at RAW:Gallery (Winnipeg), The Forks National Historic Site (Winnipeg), Inter/Access Gallery (Toronto), Furtherfield Gallery (London, UK), Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital (UK), Espace Architecture La Cambre Horta (Brussels), and the International Symposium on Electronic Arts 2017 (Manizales, Colombia). Lawrence also teaches and writes, including for Leonardo. In the field of architecture, he works as an urban designer at Sputnik Architecture, the creators of Winnipeg’s annual Warming Huts event. He is currently co-editing a book on Winnipeg’s Warming Huts with Peter Hargraves and Sharon Wohl. Lawrence has a PhD in History & Theory of Architecture and a professional degree in architecture (both from McGill University) and a Master’s degree in City Design & Social Science (London). His research has been funded by SSHRC, FQRSC, the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, and Winnipeg Arts Council.
Hugh Conacher is a lighting and multi-media designer, and a photographer, whose practice is based in live performance. He has collaborated with choreographers, directors, visual artists, and dance and theatre companies throughout Canada and around the world, in venues large and small. He approaches each project as an individual work of art.
Hugh’s work, the foundation of which is 35 years as a lighting designer, straddles the worlds of lighting design, new media technologies, projection and photography, blurring the lines between disciplines, using whichever media form best serves the vision of his current project. He takes the static space of the stage and turns it into an immersive environment with light and projection created specifically for the project. From light and projection he develops form – form that living bodies interact with. He brings together the ephemeral medium of light, including projection, with living bodies and new technologies in a conversation, the collective result of which is more than its individual parts.
Hugh’s multi-disciplinary process has grown from many years of experience experimenting with light, and expanding those experiments to include new possibilities across artistic mediums, embracing the latest technology, culminating in the production of new work.
Hugh serves on the boards of several arts organizations and has been the curator for the High Octane Gallery at the Gas Station Arts Centre in Winnipeg since 2002. His photographic work resides in private collections and has been published worldwide. Hugh has been a member of the Associated Designers of Canada since 1982 and is a member of l’Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec.
Merging Mindsets is an initiative of Creative Manitoba with partners, New Media Manitoba and Video Pool Media Arts Centre; and is funded with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.
Together we will expand the relationships between our creative arts and digital tech communities to foster new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Projection Mapping and Large Scale Projection Projects
January 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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