The gallery sign measures approximately 4’x3’ and contains 648 individually controllable RGB LEDs arranged in a grid. Members of the public can send SMS messages on their mobiles phones to the sign to change the words, color and even play Youtube videos on it.
Emerging video artist Danielle Gotell invites you to speak with your cardiac muscles. Built with the engineers at Limbic Media, Gotell uses a system of heart rate sensors to blend four heart beats into Impulse, a multi-media video installation.
Impulse draws on the vital actions of our bodies and amplifies the information they broadcast unconsciously. The unique heart rates of up to four participants interact with one another within the intimate space of Danielle Gotell’s sculptural installation. The inner space is kept private for the active participants to experience through individual viewports.
Installation live from November 10, 2011 to December 31, 2011
Our Interactive Film and Video Series begins with Ectoplasmic Scream in collaboration with media artist Doug Jarvis. The window gallery has been reconfigured as a contemporary cabinet of curiosity. Acting as a spiritual medium, a digital Doug Jarvis will follow foot traffic with his eyes. If you stop to look, he will lock eyes with yours. Using facial tracking technology, the digital Doug will mirror movements made by your mouth opening and closing. Volumes of “ectoplasm” will project onto the screen if you scream, reflecting your face and surroundings inside the streaming substance.
The street level installation is live at 1119 Fort Street, Victoria BC, everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. More then one person facing the window can confuse the installation. Doug’s digital head will face directly forward with his eyes open to indicate that he has found a face to track. Tilting your head back slightly can improve the mouth tracking.
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.