Celebrating the EDAA finalists at Trinity Square Video

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Photographs of this year’s EDAA award ceremony and reception, held on October 4, 2018 at Trinity Square Video and urbanspace gallery. Credit to our photographer Yianni Tong. Thanks to all those who attended – you’re all very handsome.

ANNA EYLER is our 2018 Winner!!!

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At a private event hosted by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video yesterday, October 4, 2018, Anna Eyler was announced the winner of this year’s EDAA for her video animation PAN/PAN. The work was selected based on its excellent technical execution and nuanced visual investigation of technology’s relationship to the natural environment. Eyler will receive $5,000 award money and a … Read More

*THE EDAA FINALISTS EXHIBITION IS OPEN*

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We hope you’ll visit Trinity Square Video from September 27 to October 13 to see the five fantastic artworks shortlisted for the 2018 EDAA. The exhibition features artists Anna Eyler, Emily Hamel, Alvin Luong, Xuan Ye, and Shaheer Zazai. Learn more about the artworks and artists here. For more information on Trinity Square Video’s hours and location, visit their website. … Read More

!! GIF_WEEK_4 !!

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Brenna Williams, “Speakerphone debacles are better on mute: This week in politics, GIF’d,” CNN, August 31 2018 Sam Wolfson, “You can’t sit with us: how Mean Girls and gifs become part of global diplomacy,” The Guardian, June 10 2018 Selina Wang, “There’s a Reason You’re Seeing Those Doughnut GIFs,” Bloomberg Businessweek, March 12 2018 Kathleen Sweeney, “Storytelling in the GIF … Read More

!! GIF_WEEK_3 !! chat w/ nicolas sassoon

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In our CHATS, we ask questions to artists and pay homage to OG online chat platforms. Who remembers ICQ? Uh oh! Nicolas Sassoon is a French computer-based artist working out of Vancouver. In addition to showing his digital work on his own website and other online platforms, he regularly appears in gallery exhibitions and produces site-specific, digitally-driven installation through collectives … Read More

!! GIF_WEEK_2 !!

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GIFs IN MUSIC & PERFORMANCE X FLORA’S PICKS Visuals that accompany electronic dance music have always been my favorite part of a rave. The full immersive experience of massive on-stage LED screens and deep bass drops transport me into a wild visual universe that is revolutionizing the traditional concert experience. VJs such as Ghost Dad and Comix come to my … Read More

!! GIF_WEEK !!

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Even though GIFs (short form for Graphics Interchange Format) are at the height of Internet culture at the moment, they have been around for more than thirty years, growing alongside and helping to shape the language of the internet. The GIF originated from a team of CompuServe developers seeking a way to compress images with minimal data loss. Today, GIFs … Read More

The Sights of Sounds // Stevie Gregg

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Stevie Gregg works in Human Resources at Equitable Bank. He holds two business degrees and a graduate certificate in HR. He has lived in four Canadian provinces, but now calls Toronto home. At first, the piece reminds me of a children’s TV show – bright colours, cartoony figures, and lots of flashing words and movement. Though these elements give it … Read More

IRL/URL ROUNDUP_AUGUST

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BAIE-SAINT PAUL, QUEBEC Symposium: International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. Running for the past 35 years, this symposium invites twelve artists from Quebec, Canada, and beyond to produce an artwork based on a chosen theme—this year’s theme is Art and Politics. The artists work in public space, giving visitors unique access to the creative process. Look out for participants … Read More

Congratulations To Our Finalists

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We’re excited and honoured to bring Shaheer Zazai, Xuan Ye, Alvin Luong, Emily Hamel, and Anna Eyler into the fold, along with their respective artworks, Carpet No. 7, IN BETWEEN () WE OSCILLATE, Taking is too easy but that’s the way it is (Dance, Dance Revolution?), The Queer in the Rural, and PAN/PAN. As this year’s finalists, they join the … Read More

IRL/URL ROUNDUP_JULY

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A monthly collection of digitally-inclined art and culture events happening across Canada, on and off the screen. VANCOUVER: EXHIBITION: Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery opens my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money, a solo exhibition of works by Jeneen Frei Njootli, on July 13. The exhibition includes a newly commissioned video work by Frei Njootli, which explores skin as … Read More

IRL/URL ROUNDUP_JUNE

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A monthly collection of digitally-inclined art and culture events happening across Canada, on and off the screen. MONTREAL EXHIBITON: Leading figure on the international scene of digital-media, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Unstable Presence opened at the end of May and will be up at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) until September 9. The exhibition’s title Unstable Presence, seeks to capture … Read More

C H A T w/ FANNY HUARD

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In our CHATS, we ask questions to artists and pay homage to OG online chat platforms. ~*sO rAnDoM*~ Fanny Huard is a Montréal-based animator who won the 2017 Emerging Digital Artists Award for her work AEIUO. She received a BFA in Graphic Design at UQAM University in Montréal, and now works in the city as a Graphic and Motion Designer … Read More

c a c o p h o n y.

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We want to turn this space into one of conversation. Think less self-promotion, more self-reflexive.As a beginning, we offer you words that are not our own. These are the words that provoke us, prompt us, calm and anger us, inspire us, position us, challenge us, and most importantly, hold us accountable. These are the voices we look to.Click for sources. … Read More