The Wōods, an interactive window installation, opens during the Integrate Art Crawl on Friday August 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm. The engineers at Limbic Media and artist Annie Briard tell a branching stop-motion tale that you explore with your mobile device.
The Wōods is a handmade stop-motion world, explorable by the viewer via mobile devices, in ‘choose your own adventure’ style. Viewers can interact with her through text and movement, prompting different fable-like narrative moments and actions.
Along with engaging passersby with its unique aesthetic and playful interactivity, Briard’s work also prompts contemplation about the way we relate to one another and our environment, while investigating theories around the use of the uncanny and wonderment in moving-image art.
Annie Briard is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist holding a BFA from Concordia University (2008),and currently undertaking an MFA at Emily Carr University in Vancouver.
Focusing on reality-perception and environmental relationships, Briard produces work in digital and handmade moving-image, installation, painting/drawing, sculpture and interactive media.
Briard has exhibited across Canada and internationally, notably at Studio XX, HTMlles media arts biennale, Nuit Blanche and Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal; the White Rabbit Arts Festival, Halifax; the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China) and eMerge Media Space (Townsville, Australia), amongst others. Her work was featured in a 10-city tour of China for the “Canadian Cameras at Work” showcase in 2009-2011. In 2011, Joyce Yahouda Gallery presented “The Space in Between,” a solo show of her work. Briard has just completed an arts residency and exhibition at the Banff Centre in Alberta this summer and will be participating in the World Event Young Artists exhibition and symposium in England this coming fall. Annie Briard is represented in Canada by Joyce Yahouda Gallery.
Video Documentation by Constanze Link