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Open 24/7 July - Oct
By Barry Prophet
Open 24/7 July to October
Between the pier and the boardwalk on Centre Island
Synthecycletron was commissioned in 2006 by New Adventures in Sound Art and has been a Toronto Island favourite amongst Toronto cyclists and visitors ever since. It is an interactive installation where the public generates power by pedalling on stationary bicycles which in turn activate synthesizers and generate sounds connected to the pedalling movement.
Sitting Under a Highway
By Hector Centeno
Nov 19 to 20 & 22 to 26 from 1 to 5 PM
Electric Perfume, 805 Danforth Ave, Toronto - http://electricperfume.com/
Sitting under a highway is part of a research-creation project and is presented as an interactive audiovisual virtual and presential space. Visitors will experience photo-realistic 3D visuals and spatial audio that are the product of an artistic practice centered on the attentive aesthetic exploration of a physical place. The VR space that the user inhabits is activated through the combined measurement of concentration and relaxation via an EEG reader. A hand tracker allows the user to also physically interact in space. Through mindfulness we engage with the environment, in the hope that art created with such processes can contribute to a better understanding of the disconnect that exists between post-modern society and our inhabited places. Awarded Best Creative Work, Best Thesis Document and Outstanding Thesis Research, Digital Futures Graduate Program, OCAD University. Read more about this work at http://sitting.hcenteno.net/
Hector Centeno Hector Centeno is a digital media artist, interactivity designer and creative software developer with nearly two decades of experience as an independent and collaborating artist, sound designer, interactive media programmer and media art technician. His focus is on immersive sound, visuals and interactivity that seeks to engage the audience into a self reflection of existence, place and reality. Among his activities are included presentation of his individual multi-channel sound art works, installation collaborative work and live sound and video improvisation performances in Canada, Ireland, UK, Colombia and Uruguay. As a software developer he has created spatial audio mobile applications, video game mechanics and simulation systems, hardware sensors and micro-controller systems. He has also leaded workshops on electronics and sound design for artists and worked as technical director at New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto. He also currently works at OCAD University as technical lead for an augmented reality research project and teaches at George Brown College.